SST 1-Hour Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques

Discover safe techniques for lifting and managing heavy materials to avoid common muscoloskeletal injuries. Enroll today and earn SST card credit! This course if provided through 360training, an approved provider by the New York City Department of Buildings. Provider ID Number: 4T02

  • New York City Site Safety Compliant – Approval: #SST-B105
  • Qualifies for 1 hour of SST card credit
  • Dynamic, state-of-the-art course design
  • Receive completion certificate instantly
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Lifting heavy objects often causes injuries at work. Construction workers experience more back pain than people in all other industries combined, and back injuries are a major cause of disability for construction workers in their middle years. Handling and lifting heavy materials can lead to problems like back strains, muscle pulls, elbow and shoulder injuries, and hernias.

In this course, you'll learn about the reasons for these injuries, understand what increases the risk of getting hurt, and find out how to recognize when you're pushing yourself too hard. We'll also talk about effective ways to lower your risk, like using the "Power Zone" technique. 

You will earn 1 hour of general elective credit toward earning or renewing your Site Safety Training (SST) card upon completion of this course.

Upon completing lessons and passing the 10-question final exam with a minimum 75% score, receive an immediate certificate of completion. Three attempts are given for passing the final.

Note that THIS TRAINING IS AWARENESS-LEVEL ONLY and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

NYC SST courses are provided in partnership with 360training. Provider ID Number: 4T02

Instructor Information:
Instructor: John Rupp Jr.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Outcomes

Topics Covered

  • Why is proper lifting important?
  • Factors that Increase Your Risk
  • Effective Controls that Reduce the Risk
  • More about Motorize Vehicles

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify causes of shoulder and back injuries.
  • Recognize the effects of overexertion that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Explain the "Power Zone" strategy of moving and lifting heavy materials.
  • List the controls employers can use to protect workers from musculoskeletal injuries. 

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