The improper handling of materials is a common workplace hazard; it can disrupt workflow and lead to injuries. Therefore, learning how to lift and transport materials safely and properly is a core aspect of every facility’s safety policy.

This course demonstrates safe work practices for handling materials, whether lifting by hand or using a hand truck or forklift. From proper lifting techniques, safe use of hand trucks, carts, and dollies, and proper handling of pallets, safe handling of materials occurs when the employee is prepared in advance for the task at hand. Through emphasizing how and why to prepare for lifting and moving materials, this course shows workers how to approach and complete each task in a safer, more tactical manner.

Use this course to teach employees to prevent injuries by safely lifting and moving materials.