Material handling plays an important role in today’s workplace. It involves moving physical objects from one location to another. However, handling and storing materials is not without risk. In fact, mishandling materials is the single largest cause of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Recognizing potential hazards and following basic safety precautions can help reduce the likelihood of injuries or fatalities.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify potential hazards
  • Follow guidelines to safely move materials 
  • Stack and store materials
Language: English
Estimate Time (Hrs.): 1

At times, employees will need to move materials mechanically. To reduce the number of accidents associated with workplace equipment, employers must train employees on how to safely and effectively use this equipment. In this course, you will discover how you can safely use conveyors and powered industrial trucks to move and store materials.

Learning Objectives
  • Safely move material using conveyors
  • Identify the different classes of powered industrial trucks
  • Recognize the hazards associated with forklifts
  • Know how to safely operate forklifts and powered industrial trucks
Language: English
Estimate Time (Hrs.): 0.9

Cranes can help you lift, lower, and move heavy loads. Although cranes are a great help when moving materials mechanically, they also come with their own set of safety hazards. In this course, you will discover how to safely use cranes and slings to move and store materials.

Learning Objectives
  • Follow safety guidelines to operate a crane 
  • Use rigging equipment to lift a load
  • Identify common sling configurations
  • Properly care for and use slings
Language: English
Estimate Time (Hrs.): 1.3