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Many jobs require workers to handle, move, and store different types of materials. Handling materials safely should be a primary goal of every worker. Improper, inadequate, or unsafe handling of materials causes injuries and even death.

This course provides an introduction to materials handling, including moving and storing materials and the rules for using powered industrial trucks or cranes and slings to get the job done.

Who Needs This Course?

This course is intended for all employees involved in materials handling.

What Will You Learn?

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the general safety guidelines for materials handling, the proper way to manually handle materials, and the rules for moving and storing materials.
  • Identify the materials handling rules for using powered industrial trucks.
  • Identify the materials handling rules for using cranes and slings.


OSHA — 29 CFR 1910 Subpart N

Approximate Length

1 hour 30 minutes

Delivery Method


Course Features

  • Narration and easy navigation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams