The revised Safe Lifting and Manual Material Handling course will provide workers with strategies to adapt lifting and handling techniques, personalized to their work environment. It will also include content on manual materials handling. This revised training will also provide customers flexibility where customers can choose from a variety of modules, depending on their specific needs.
Manual materials handling remains a high-risk occupation in terms of injuries. It is not enough to train on "bend your knees and keep your back straight." This revised training emphasizes motor learning, practice and adaptive strategies providing tools to prevent situations in which workers lift. MSDs are the number one type of work-related lost-time claims reported to the WSIB in Ontario. MSDs cause pain and suffering for thousands of workers every year, and cost Ontario's workplaces billions due to time off work, medical costs, absenteeism, and lost productivity. Back injuries can be mitigated using proper lifting techniques.
Overall, the newly revised Safe Lifting and Manual Material Handling course will:
Participants are provided an opportunity to practice the lifting techniques
This is intended for all types of participants. The course meets requirement for both provincial and federal workplaces.
This course is only delivered at an on-site location.
Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about availability and on-site pricing.