This interactive course on Materials Handling Safety discusses the hazards that employees are likely to encounter, and explain the work practices and equipment they can use to control or eliminate these hazards. Materials handling is how the things that people need get to where they're needed, on time and intact. And these activities can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of workers are killed or injured while moving, stacking and storing materials. But these accidents don't have to happen. Areas covered in the course include information on preparing yourself to work safely, understanding ergonomics, safe lifting step-by-step, hand trucks and dollies, platform trucks, carts, and pallet jacks, forklift safety, and more. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. This course is approximately 30 minutes in length.