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.
Musculoskeletal disorders (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.
The supervisor course will cover:
Overall, the newly revised Safe Lifting and Manual Material Handling course will:
This solution is suitable for any workplace from small business to larger organizations.
There are no prerequisites.
Participants may want to include Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): Prevention Awareness - English (1-hour WSPS eCourse)
This course is delivered onsite private only.
Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905 614 1400 or 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.