Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques

This course teaches how to lift and handle heavy materials to prevent common injuries. Enroll now to earn credit for your SST card!

Provider ID Number: 4T02 (360training is an approved provider by the New York City Department of Buildings)

Includes: Certificate of Completion

About This Course

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The most common cause of injury in a workplace is when workers lift heavy items. Back pain in construction workers is the most reported injury across all other industries combined. Back injuries are a leading cause of disability among middle-aged workers.

The cause of most major back injuries is handling and lifting heavy objects and materials. Lifting heavy materials leads to pulled muscles, back sprains, elbow injuries, hernias, and shoulder injuries. Learning the proper lifting techniques is vital to keeping you safe and healthy.

This course covers the causes of lift-related injuries. It helps workers understand the factors that increase their injury risk and teaches how to recognize hazardous overexertion. This course also explains the effective control measures needed to reduce your risk by presenting the "Power Zone" strategy.

This course fulfills a one-hour general elective credit. This credit is used toward earning or renewing your Site Safety Training (SST) card.

After completing the lessons and passing the 10-question final exam with a score of at least 75%, you'll receive a certificate of completion right away. You have three attempts to pass the final.

Note, THIS IS AN AWARENESS-LEVEL TRAINING ONLY and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Facts

What You Get
Certificate of completion

Course Format
100% online

Course Access
Courses Available 24/7

Course Structure
At your own pace, save progress as you go

Support
Customer support available 7 days a week

Course Updates
Content is updated and current

Topics Covered

  • Why is proper lifting important?
  • Factors that Increase Your Risk
  • Effective Controls that Reduce the Risk
  • More about Motorized Vehicles

Course Objectives

  • Identify causes of shoulder and back injuries.
  • Recognize the effects of overexertion that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Explain the "Power Zone" strategy of moving and lifting heavy materials.
  • List the controls employers can use to protect workers from musculoskeletal injuries.

Instructor Information

Instructor: Curtis Chambers  ([email protected]) 
Customer Support: 877-881-2235

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