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It's common knowledge that construction relies upon the efficient handling and storage of various materials. Rigging involves lifting heavy items with cranes and other construction equipment, often at high elevations. Dozens of workers lose their lives in rigging-related accidents each year, most frequently when loads slip from the rigging setup, rigging equipment fails, and when electrical lines pose hazards.

The Rigging and Material Handling Course

So regardless of what type of construction you work in, it's important to understand the basics of rigging and material handling. These are some of the many rigging and material handling topics that you'll learn about in our Rigging and Material Handling online course:

  • Stacking
  • Storing
  • Lifting
  • Rigging practices
  • Rigging equipment
  • Safe working loads
  • Rigging inspections

After taking this course, you'll be prepared to properly inspect rigging equipment before use, load rigging equipment safely, maintain useful rigging records, and establish effective signaling procedures. Not only do improved materials handling procedures help keep employees safe, but they also result in higher quality products, fewer product defects, and improved overall sales.

The important thing to remember is that most rigging and materials accidents can be prevented. Don't wait another day to learn and educate your crew about transporting heavy materials, forklifts, vehicle lifts, and stable rigging configurations.

This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.

Standards Covered: OSHA Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Subpart H, Rigging equipment for material handling, Part 1910.184(a) -184(d)