Manual Material Handling Course TTT

Manual Material Handling Course TTT

This course is designed to provide the participant with the necessary information and tools to be able to conduct in-house training on the techniques, and methods to proper lifting, lowering and carrying of materials, to prevent musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries.


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This course will prepare you to train individuals in manual material handling, and will explore common causes and controls of MSD, and explore ways of introducing people and staff 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.

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.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to provide awareness level training to in-house employees on the following topics:

  • Internal audit terminology
  • Introduction to Manual Material Handling
  • Biometrics of Manual Material Handling
  • Identifying Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Recognizing Manual Material Handling Hazards
  • Controlling Workplace Manual Material Handling Hazards
  • Guideline for Safer Material Handling
  • How to explain safe working practices involving MMH
  • Best practices for educating your workforce
  • How to be an effective trainer for adults and accommodate different learning styles
  • Capturing and maintaining the attention of your audience with effective communication
  • Stretches for employees

Course Features

  • Evaluation Testing is conducted in this course to reinforce the information presented.
  • Certification Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to all participants via online access and print or traditional mailing.
  • Tool Package On successful completion of the program an instructors package is provided, including everything you need to train end users on this topic.