Materials Handling (Construction)


Working on a construction site requires workers to handle, move, use, and dispose of the building materials utilized. Handling materials safely should be a primary goal of every worker on the site. Improper, inadequate, or unsafe handling of materials causes injuries and even death in many cases.

This course provides an introduction to handling materials on the job site, including moving, storing, and disposing of materials.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the OSHA regulations that apply to materials handling
  • Discuss safe storage and housekeeping practices for materials
  • Inspect rigging equipment for defects and damage
  • Recite basic crane safety, use, and inspection requirements
  • Explain basic conveyor use, hazards, and safety
  • Discuss basic forklift operations, safe practices, and training requirements
  • Dispose of waste material safely.


This course is intended for all employees who handle materials on a construction site.


This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Credits.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart H

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


AdvanceOnline CEUs


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