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Ergonomics: Manual Material Handling Workshop

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for more than 40 per cent of all lost-time claims within our member industries. Manual material handling activities are commonly cited as the cause. This workshop is designed to help reduce the risk of developing MSDs associated with manual material handling (lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying).

The workshop moves the workplace away from awareness and 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

  • Awareness of MSDs and MSD hazards
  • Recognition of MSD hazards associated with manual material handling
  • Training on simple tools to assess MSD risk
  • Training on tools to help determine root cause
  • Developing solutions to reduce or eliminate MSD 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.

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Program Duration
1/2 Day
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