Material Handling & Lifting Ergonomics

Duration: 2 hours


To equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to apply ergonomic principles effectively to lifting and other physical tasks, thereby reducing the risk of injury and improving overall workplace safety and efficiency.

Who Should Attend:

  •  Employees involved in manual material handling
  •  Safety managers and supervisors
  •  Anyone interested in preventing workplace injuries

Course Description: 

This “Lifting & Ergonomics” training course is designed to enhance workplace safety and productivity by teaching participants the principles of ergonomics, particularly in the context of lifting and material handling. Addressing the high incidence of back injuries in the workplace, this course provides essential knowledge and skills to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other injuries related to poor ergonomic practices.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Ergonomics 
    Importance of ergonomics in the workplace 
    Overview of common ergonomic hazards 
  2. Understanding Ergonomic Hazards 
    Physical strain and repetitive tasks 
    Risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) 
    Impacts of repetitive and forceful exertions, extended periods of standing or sitting 
  3. Manual Material Handling 
    Risks associated with improper lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling techniques 
    Injury prevention during equipment maintenance and repair 
  4. Slips, Trips, and Falls 
    Addressing wet and slippery surfaces 
    Navigating uneven terrain and avoiding obstacles 
  5. Ergonomic Best Practices and Techniques 
    Correct lifting techniques 
    Proper posture for standing and sitting tasks 
  6. Fall Prevention
    Importance of using handrails and nonslip footwear 
    Keeping work environments clean and clear 
  7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
    Appropriate use of gloves, safety footwear, helmets 
    Ensuring PPE is correctly fitted 
  8. Resources and Support 
    Tools and support for back lifting, care, and ergonomics 
  9. Course Summary and Q&A 
    Recap of key points 
    Opportunity for participants to ask questions and clarify doubts 

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