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Ergonomics of Manual Materials Handling (MMH)

Ergonomics of Manual Materials Handling (MMH)
Duration: One (1) day.
Course Synopsis
The purpose of this workshop is to give those who attend the basic information and concepts needed for Manual Materials Handling hazard/risk recognition.
Who Should Attend
This workshop targets the materials handling employees, safety staff, supervisors, and others responsible for safety performance.
As a minimum, attendees should be able to read to enable him/her to fully participate in the workshop to gain the most out of it.
What Will Attendants Learn?
Given the information and exercises in this workshop, attendees should be better able to:

  • Clearly define the activities involved in MMH,
  • Apply the concepts of MMH modeling to hazard recognition,
  • Recognize the factors that influence MMH,
  • Understand and apply the guidelines for safe lifting,
  • Return to the workplace and conduct a basic survey of MMH risks.

Program Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Lectures (Power Point Presentations)
  • Team Participation
  • Practical Workshops.

Supporting Equipments
To effectively interact with the attendants, an LC projector, a sound system and a flip chart with markers need to be provided to the trainer. Sponsor to provide the supporting equipments.
Instruction Materials
Attendees shall receive the OSHA 206 Ergonomics of Manual Materials Handling training manual.

Ergonomics of Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Outline
Defining Ergonomics

  • MMH Ergonomics - What is it?
  • The interaction of the three risk factor areas,
  • The impact of ergonomics,
  • What are the statistics?
  • The five activities involved in MMH.

Risk Factors that Influence MMH.

  • Risk factors inherent in the Worker;
  • Risk factors inherent in the Task; and
  • Risk factors inherent in the Environment.

Safe Lifting Guidelines

  • The five rules of lifting;
  • The diagonal lift; and
  • The power lift.

Controlling Risk Factors

  • Engineering controls;
  • Administrative controls; and
  • Personal protective equipment

The MMS Survey (group exercise)