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Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling

COURSE NO: Y03-003
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on effective ergonomic interventions that help lower the physical demands of manual material handling (MMH) work.


Manual material handling work contributes to a large percentage of over half a million cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States. Musculoskeletal disorders often involve strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. They can result in protracted pain, disability, medical treatment, and financial stress for those afflicted with them.


Effective ergonomic interventions can lower the physical demands of MMH work tasks, thereby lowering the incidence and severity of the musculoskeletal injuries they can cause. Their potential for reducing injury-related costs alone make ergonomic interventions a useful tool for improving a company’s productivity, product quality, and overall business competitiveness.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, managers and supervisors who are interested in learning more about ergonomic interventions that reduce the physical demands of manual material handling work.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basics of manual material handling
  • Understanding the importance of improving the workplace
  • Understanding the conditions associated with the development of injuries in manual material handling tasks
  • Learning about the different types of ergonomic improvements
  • Knowing easier ways to manually lift, lower, fill, or empty containers
  • Exploring alternatives to the manual handling of individual containers
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling”, which is based on the document DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-131, co-published by Cal/OSHA, CNA Insurance Companies, MHIA, and NIOSH/CDC & Prevention.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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