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Ergonomics - Manual Material Handling Workshop

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Program Description

Manual material handling incidents account for more than 35 per cent of all lost-time claims. Lifting, pulling, and pushing activities are commonly cited as the cause. This workshop is designed to help reduce the risk of developing low-back, knee, arm, and shoulder injuries associated with manual material handling.

The workshop eases the workers from awareness into action. Using the tools provided in the training, participants will identify activities in which manual material handling hazards are present in the job, conduct a brief assessment to calculate the level of risk involved, and start to develop potential solutions to reduce the level of risk.

Program Content

  • Recognition of hazards associated with manual material handling (MMH)
  • Training on simple tools to assess MMH risk
  • Training on tools to help determine root cause
  • Developing solutions to reduce or eliminate hazards associated with manual material handling
  • Training to help implement and evaluate solutions.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone whose work involves manual material handling. It is important that supervisors and management participate in the workshop.


This course provides the option of IHSA’s ergonomist providing a summary report of the results each workstation visit conducted during the training, including the hazards that were recognized, the hazards that were controlled by making adjustments to the workstation, and any recommendations. It will also help the workplace document any further actions taken evaluate the effectiveness of any changes made, and can be used as a tool to demonstrate how they are fulfilling their supervision responsibilities with respect to controlling for MSD hazards.

Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.

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Program Duration
1/2 Day
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Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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