Safety Diploma Course

MSHA Mining Materials Handling Safety Training Course

TRAINING MODE: e-Learning

This Material Handling and Storage Safety Training course presents an overview of material handling safety for those who work at a surface mine, mill, or plant. Designed for both workers and supervisors, the course emphasizes hazard identification and safe work practices for both manual and mechanical handling and material storage, with a focus on forklifts and material disposal.

Governing regulations

This online course was developed from the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (or MSHA) Material Handling Safety Training material and information from the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.

Every person at a mine site has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are observed at all times. The employer is responsible for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all workers are properly trained and are compliant with MSHA and OSHA regulations. And workers are responsible for observing all MSHA and OSHA standards and practicing safe work habits.

To be MSHA compliant your company must have a training plan that is approved by MSHA and administered by a competent person. Your company can use this or any of our courses as part of that plan.

If you are unsure how to write a training plan we can help with our Part 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining industry.

Course Overview

This course presents an overview of material handling safety for those who work at a surface mine, mill, or plant, and is designed for both workers and supervisors.

The course emphasizes hazard identification and control for both manual and mechanical handling and materials storage.

Who Must Take this Course?

This training has been developed for anyone who works at a surface mine, mill, or plant – including (but not limited to) employees, safety personnel, and supervisors.

Course Format

Our Materials Handling Safety for Mining Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Materials Handling Safety for Mining
  • Materials Handling Definitions
  • Classification of Hazards
  • Manual Handling of Materials
  • Hazards of Manual Materials Handling
  • Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials
    • Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Housekeeping
    • Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Loading, Transporting, and Unloading
    • Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Moving Trailing Cables
    • Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Bags and Bundles
    • Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Barrels, Drums, and Kegs
    • Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Brick and Stone
    • Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Lumber
    • Manual Handling of Materials-Injury Prevention
  • Factors Associated with Back Disorders
  • Injury Prevention
    • Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Safe Lifting Practices
    • Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Lifting Lightweight Items
    • Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Tripod Lift
    • Injury Prevention-Driving
    • Injury Prevention-Reaching
    • Injury Prevention-Sitting
    • Injury Prevention-Standing
    • Injury Prevention-Shoveling
    • Injury Prevention-Sleeping
    • Injury Prevention-Using a Push Broom
    • Injury Prevention-Stretching and Exercise
    • Injury Prevention-Personal Protective Equipment
  • Mechanical Handling of Materials
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Cranes
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Forklifts
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Platform Lift Trucks
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Motorized Hand Trucks
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Hoists (general)
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Electrical Hoists
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Air Hoists
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Hand Operated Hoists
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Jacks
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Railroad Cars
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Slings
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Powered Industrial Trucks
    • Mechanical Handling of Materials-Powered Trucks for Special Atmospheres
  • Safety Precautions (General)
    • Safety Precautions-Operations and Maintenance
    • Safety Precautions-Visibility
    • Safety Precautions-Clearances
    • Safety Precautions-Surface Conditions
    • Safety Precautions-Pedestrians
    • Safety Precautions-Training and Evaluation