Manual Material Handling Course

Manual Material Handling Course

This course has been designed to introduce the participant to the proper techniques for lifting, lowering and carrying of materials to avoid a muscuko-skeletal injury (MSI).


We can run a custom session of this course at a location of your choice for as many people as needed. Inquire for pricing.

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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 the 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Internal audit terminology
  • Introduction to Manual Material Handling
  • Biometrics of Manual Material Handling
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Recognizing Manual Material Handling Hazards
  • Controlling Workplace Manual Material Handling Hazards
  • Guideline for Safer Material Handling

Course Features

  • Evaluation Testing is conducted in this course to reinforce the information presented.
  • Hands-On Evaluation A hands-on component can component can be incorporated into the material as required.
  • Certification Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to all participants via online access and print or traditional mailing.