Materials Handling in Construction

Find out how to safely handle and store construction materials according to OSHA standards. Avoid injuries during the process. Start now! 

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 1 Hour(s) | Language: English

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About this Course

What is Materials Handling in Construction Training? 

This course covers OSHA's requirements for the safe handling and storage of materials in the construction industry. 

You'll learn the major causes of injury that can occur during material handling and storage, as well as the methods for preventing those injuries. We'll also cover safety measures for operating mechanical handling devices, such as conveyors, cranes, slings, and powered industrial trucks. 

We'll discuss other safety and health principles related to materials handling and storage, like ergonomics, fire safety precautions, proper training, and the maintenance of safe aisles and passageways. 

Who should take Materials Handling in Construction? 

All construction workers can benefit from this training.  But if you're responsible for the general safety of your job site or the safe handling and storage of construction materials, this course is a must. 


Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion 


Required Pre-Requisites



Course Format

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Course Structure

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Course Updates

Content is updated and current 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction 
  • Hazards and Methods of Prevention 
    • Body Movement 
    • Methods of Prevention 
    • Blocks 
    • Handles, Holders, and Protective Equipment 
    • Load Weight and Mechanical Moving Equipment 
    • Stored Materials 
    • Bound Material 
    • Height Limitations 
    • Stacking Lumber, Bricks, and Masonry Blocks 
    • Bags and Bundles 
    • Drums, Barrels, and Kegs 
    • Availability for the Material 
  • Materials Handling Equipment 
    • Conveyors 
    • Cranes 
    • Slings 
    • Powered Industrial Trucks 
  • Ergonomics, Training, and Education 
  • Ergonomics Safety and Health Principles 
  • Fire Safety Precautions 
  • Aisles and Passageways 
  • Training and Education 
  • Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines 


When Does My Course Expire?

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

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How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or

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    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

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