Materials Handling (Construction)

Overview :

Buy Button Working on a construction site requires workers to handle, move, use, and dispose of the building materials utilized. Handling materials safely should be a primary goal of every worker on the site. Improper, inadequate, or unsafe handling of materials causes injuries and even death in many cases.

This course provides an introduction to handling materials on the job site, including moving, storing, and disposing of materials.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the OSHA regulations that apply to materials handling

  • Discuss safe storage and housekeeping practices for materials

  • Inspect rigging equipment for defects and damage

  • Recite basic crane safety, use, and inspection requirements

  • Explain basic conveyor use, hazards, and safety

  • Discuss basic forklift operations, safe practices, and training requirements

  • Dispose of waste material safely.


This course is intended for all employees who handle materials on a construction site.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart H

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

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0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Credits.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council, as the parent company of National Safety Training, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.