Whether you work in an office, a junkyard, a warehouse or anywhere in between, chances are that you handle and store some sort of material from time to time. Workers frequently cite the weight and bulkiness of objects that they lift as major contributing factors to their injuries. In 1999, for example, more than 420,000 workplace accidents resulted in back injuries. Bending, followed by twisting and turning, were the most commonly cited movements that caused back injuries. In this course, employees will learn to recognize lifting hazards and safe lifting techniques, proper methods for safe material stacking and storage, proper use of mechanical material handling equipment, and the role of ergonomics in safe materials handling. After successfully.