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Material handling resources for workers, supervisors and employers

In every business, materials come into the workplace, are lifted, moved around, and sent out. This is referred to as material handling. But with the movement of materials, comes risks to workers. 

Material handling is a high-risk hazard impacting many workplaces and workers in Ontario. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development has made material handling a focus of their workplace inspections from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025.

To help you prepare for the inspections and to make your workplace safer, we've developed free resources so employers, supervisors and workers can better understand material handling hazards.

Supervisor and employer resources are available in English. The worker resources are available in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog and English. You can also access multilingual worker resources for the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.  Share these resources to make your workplace safer.

Free material handling resources for employers, supervisors and workers