Material Handling and Storage
This course covers information about drum handling, compressed gas cylinders, flammable materials, slings, safe lifting techniques, and safe handling procedures. The intent of the information is to familiarize the learner with safe work practices necessary to prevent injury while handling materials and equipment in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: identify safe lifting techniques when manually handling an object, identify hazards associated with handling drums and containers, specify the proper handling, transportation, storage, and use of compressed gas cylinders, identify hazards associated with handling acetylene, oxygen, or hydrogen, specify how to detect leaks, recognize materials that may be flammable and/or combustible, identify the factors involved in the proper selection, use, and inspection of slings used to hold suspended loads, identify safe handling and moving practices when performing routine maintenance.