Course Description:
Incorrect gripping and handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. To prevent MSDs, it is important to know how to handle materials in the safest way possible. Within this module you will learn about the proper way to grip and handle materials to help avoid excessive strain to prevent workplace injuries.

Course Duration:
Approximately 20-30 minutes

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Course Material:

Testing conducted throughout this course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course if the pass mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Certificate of Completion:
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completions will be available for download and printing

Topics Covered:
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in understanding:

  • An introduction to ergonomics and MSDs
  • Pinch grips vs. power grips
  • Hazards including posture, force and repetition
  • General precautions




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25-49 17.65% off
50-74 33.50% off
75-99 50.25% off
100 and more 66.67% off

Proper Gripping and Handling


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