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Material Handling Safety – M280E (18 Min.)

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Personal protective equipment is safety gear that you wear to avoid injury.
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To help avoid hazards associated with handling materials, you should always "plan before you move".
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A good employee should do what it takes to get their job done without asking for help.
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You should always keep your back straight when you are making a lift.
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Before you use any materials handling equipment, you should examine it for damage and worn or missing parts.
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When loading a two-wheeled cart, you should always place the larger, heavier objects on top of the smaller, lighter ones.
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A four-wheel cart or platform truck will provide better control than two-wheel carts when you are moving big, heavy loads.
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Platform trucks are especially helpful in moving loads that are stacked on pallets.
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Whether you're driving or walking, blind corners and intersections can be just as hazardous in the workplace as they are on city streets.