Material Handling Training

Individuals who are required to conduct lifting and material handling tasks as part of their work responsibilities should receive training, which covers the following topics:

  • The nature of strains and sprain injuries
  • Proper warm up prior to lifting
  • Personal protective equipment for material handling (e.g. gloves, safety shoes, etc. See (add link)
  • Task assessments
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Techniques to use for difficult lifting jobs (e.g. oversized loads, lifts over the shoulders or below the knees, etc.)
  • Personal risk factors for strains and sprains