Manual Material Handling (MMH) Training
Cut training costs, minimize time lost, and reduce the cost of compliance by having your employees complete training online.
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 (MSDs) account for 50% 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.
This course will explore common causes and controls of MSDs, 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 & strain.
Have one of more employees that require training? Buy courses in bulk, and save! Courses are valid for one year after their purchase date.
Price per course:
GVCA members receive a 15% discount on all online Health and Safety training.
To obtain your exclusive discount code, members can login into their My GVCA account or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 519-622-4822 x 120
Manual Material Handling Training Course Modules
- 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 Manual Material Handling
This course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Upon successful completion, a 2 year Manual Material Handling certificate will be issued automatically.
Compliance and Regulations:
All Grand Valley Construction Association online health and safety training courses have been developed according to stringent regulation and according to each Province’s legislation.
In many instances workers who use aerial lifts to raise them to work from a height will need working at heights training and equipment.
Manual Material Handling Regulations
Manual Material Handling Regulations (create link to page)