OSHA Materials Handling – The Safe Way
Deidre is a Certified John Maxwell Trainer, Speaker and Business Coach. Deidre’s journey has included 25 years of industry experience where she’s enjoyed both domestic and international leadership roles at corporate, divisional and facility levels. Specifically, Deidre has orchestrated business process safety improvements, environmental engineering services, Auditing, and regulatory affairs for Allied-Signal (Honeywell), AstraZeneca, Syngenta (Novartis), Johnson-Matthey, PGI, Materia, and Oil & Gas industry. She also has served 3 consecutive terms on the US Coast Guard, Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC).
Deidre holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and has completed post-graduate studies in the College of Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University where she received Certification in Hazardous Waste Management.
Many organizations have to handle and move heavy or bulky materials. Depending on their size and weight, the means available to handle them varies. Handling such materials involves risk of injury to workers. For that reason, OSHA regulates the way materials are handled in the workplace.
- Become familiar with safety regulations on powered industrial trucks
- Use OSHA standards to improve working conditions
- Identify hazards associated with material handling activities (e.g., storage, use, and disposal)
- Take away practical methods to solve safety problems in your operations
- Identify methods to prevent hazards associated with material handling equipment
- Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from material handling hazards
- Learn how to evaluate different types of material handling equipment
Approximately 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 non-serious injuries involving powered industrial trucks occur in the United States every year. NIOSH and OSHA recommend that employers and workers comply with OSHA regulations and consensus standards, maintain equipment and take appropriate measures to prevent injuries from materials handling and associated equipment.
Your training is not complete with this online course. This is just the beginning to give you some general information and the hazards associated with material handling along with the safe use, selection, and maintenance of powered/manual industrial lift equipment. You and/or your employees also need supervised hands-on training with the specific equipment you will be using at your facility.
- Hazards in materials handling
- Hazard controls for protecting workers from injury
- Mechanical lifting devices
- Safe lifting practices
- Pre-lift inspection & considerations
- Mechanical materials handling
- Inspection of ropes, slings and strapping
- OSHA required procedures and rules
Course Level - Basic/Fundamental
Who Should Attend
- Safety Managers
- Compliance Officers
- Internal Auditors
- Safety Committee Members
- Facility Managers
- HR Professionals
- Chief Engineers
- Department Heads
- General Managers
- Risk Managers
- EH&S Managers and Individuals with responsibilities in:
o Regulatory Affairs/Compliance
o Product Safety / Liability / Stewardship
o Risk Management / Risk Assessment
o OSHA Compliance / HAZCOM
o GHS Labeling / DOT Shipping / Emergency Response
o Industrial Hygiene
Why Should Attend
From time to time almost all employees are involved in moving materials, structures or products; these activities often lead to injuries, which in many instances can be avoided by using safe materials handling practices to avoid sprains, strains, muscle pulls or more severe injuries including death.
Equipment such as powered industrial trucks, cranes, hoists, and derricks are used to aid in the movement of materials (especially large, bulky, or heavy loads). In this training we are going to look at some of the important requirements for proper selection, safe operation and maintenance of powered and hand operated material handling equipment.
There are legal requirements in OSHA standards that you must know about and comply with. The most important standard for you depends on the type of work you are doing. We’ll spend some time looking at requirements in the general industry, shipyard/ longshoring employment, and construction. 29 CFR 1910.178, 1910.179, 1910.184, 1917.13,1915.112, 1918.81,1926.251, 1926.600, 1926.602