Course Description:

This training program is designed to educate workers in Ontario about the safe practices and legal regulations governing material handling and storage in construction projects. With Ontario’s construction industry regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Regulation 213/91, this course is essential for ensuring the safety of all involved parties. Participants will learn to recognize the significance of manual material handling safety, identify risk factors, and master the process of hazard management. Additionally, the training will demonstrate how to prevent injuries during material handling, explain when and how to use mechanical aids, and outline the requirements for establishing a robust material handling and storage safety system.

Who should take this course:

Construction workers, supervisors, safety officers, employers, and business owners, all seeking to enhance their understanding of safe manual material handling and storage practices.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

Delivery Mode:

Self-Directed Online study via 24×7 access to individual learner account on user friendly LMS.


Accessible on laptop, desktop, and mobile devices using all browsers and Brightspace Pulse App (available in App Store and Google Play)


Minimum 80% score is required on the Final Assessment to receive Completion Certificate.


A digital Certificate of Completion is generated and stored within the LMS platform. PDF version is available to download and print.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites for this course.