Manual Material Handing Training Course

Average length of time to complete course: 45 minutes

Certification: Valid for two years.

Course Description

Manual material handling (MMH) operations can be found in most workplace settings, including industrial establishments and manufacturing facilities, offices, healthcare facilities and restaurant locations.

Statistics show that almost one in four workers will experience some form of injury as a result of lifting and lowering, pushing and pulling, carrying and holding, or resisting loads. In Ontario alone, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) account for 50 per cent of all lost-time injuries and the numbers aren’t much better across the nation. Employers must provide adequate instruction where the handling of material by employees could result in an injury.

This course will explore common causes and controls of MSD, and introduce the participant to safe working procedures in order to handle material in the workplace without injury. The term MSD is used collectively for a number of injuries and disorders of the muscles, tendons, nerves, etc. Other terms that mean the same include; repetitive strain injury (RSI), cumulative trauma disorder (CTD), work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD), musculoskeletal injury (MSI, MSK), occupational overuse syndrome (OOS), and sprain and strain.

Course Modules

An introduction to Manual Material Handling

  • Examples of Manual Material Handling
  • Risk of Injury to the Human Body

Biometrics of Manual Material Handling

  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Posture Perfect
  • Disc Herniation & Degeneration

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • MSD Defined
  • Understanding MSD Hazards
  • Fixed or Awkward Postures
  • Repetition
  • Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Recognizing the Hazards of Manual Material Handling

  • Recognizing Jobs with MSD Hazards
  • A Proactive Search for MMH Hazards: PEMEP

Controlling Workplace Manual Material Handling Hazards

  • Engineering, Administrative, and PPE
  • Back Belts in the Workplace

An Employee Guideline for Safe Manual Material Handling

  • Job Task Design
  • Work Station Design
  • Tips for Eliminating & Controlling MSD Hazards

 

For Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, please see sidebar.

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For information on how the Learning Management System works, please read the LMS Instruction Sheet.

This course is also available in French: Cours de formation sur la Manutention Manuelle des Matéraux (MMM)