SST 1-Hour Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques

Learn how to safely lift and handle heavy materials to prevent common musculoskeletal injuries. Enroll now to earn credit for your SST card!

360training is an approved provider by the New York City Department of Buildings.

Provider ID Number: 4T02

Includes: Certificate of Completion, Language: English

Approval: #SST-B105

Credit Type: SST - General Elective Course (0.1 CEUs)

Credit: 1 Hour(s) | Language: English

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About this Course

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Lifting heavy items is a leading cause of injury in the workplace. Construction workers report back pain in higher numbers than all other industries combined, and back injuries are the major cause of disability among middle-aged construction workers. 

Handling and lifting heavy materials can cause back sprains, pulled muscles, elbow injuries, shoulder injuries, and hernias. 

In this course, you'll discover the causes of these injuries, understand the factors that increase your injury risk, and learn to recognize hazardous overexertion. We'll also explain the effective control measures to reduce your risk, including the "Power Zone" strategy.

This course fulfills 1 hour of general elective credit toward earning or renewing your Site Safety Training (SST) card. 

Once you complete the lessons and pass the 10-question final exam with a score of at least 75%, you'll get a certificate of completion right away. You get 3 attempts to pass the final.

Note, THIS IS AN AWARENESS-LEVEL TRAINING ONLY and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card. 

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What You Get

Certificate of completion


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Topics Covered

  • Why is proper lifting important?
  • Factors that Increase Your Risk
  • Effective Controls that Reduce the Risk
  • More about Motorized Vehicles

Course Objectives

  • Identify causes of shoulder and back injuries.
  • Recognize the effects of overexertion that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Explain the "Power Zone" strategy of moving and lifting heavy materials.
  • List the controls employers can use to protect workers from musculoskeletal injuries.

Instructor Information

Instructor: John Rupp Jr.


Regulatory Information

Name:New York City Department of Buildings
Phone:212 393 2214
Address:Buildings University, 280 Broadway
City:New York

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