Material handler job responsibilities:
A material handler is a machine that moves materials around a factory floor. A material handler is often used to move items between different locations in a factory. In this video we show how to build a simple material handler using a forklift and some wood planks.
Material Handler Education Qualification (MHEQ)
The MHEQ is a nationally recognized certification program developed by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE). The MHEQ provides a framework for training individuals who work with hazardous materials, including those involved in the handling, storage, transportation, treatment, disposal, and recycling of these materials.
Forklift Operator Responsibilities
A forklift is a type of lift truck designed to transport heavy loads over short distances. It consists of two front wheels and four rear wheels, and two forks at the end of the vehicle.
Hazardous Materials Training Program (HMT)
The HMT is a comprehensive course designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle, store, transport, treat, dispose, and recycle hazardous materials. Students receive hands-on experience working with real-world materials while learning about the proper methods for safe handling and use.
Hazardous Waste Management Technician Certification (HWMC)
The HWMC is a two-part course consisting of classroom instruction followed by practical application of the material learned in the classroom. Upon completion of the course, students will have demonstrated their understanding of the principles and practices associated with the management of hazardous wastes.
Hazardous Materials Operations Specialist Certification (HMOSC)
The HMOSC is a three-part course consisting of a combination of classroom instruction and practical application. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will demonstrate their understanding of the principles, concepts, and practices associated with the operation of hazardous materials equipment.
Hazardous Materials Operator Certification (HMOC)
The HMOC is a four-part course consisting of both classroom instruction and practical application of the material taught in class. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the principles, techniques, and practices associated with operating hazardous materials equipment.
Hazardous Materials Supervisor Certification (HMSC)
The HMSC is a five-part course consisting of not only classroom instruction, but also practical application of the material covered in the classroom. Upon successful completion of HMSC, graduates will demonstrate an ability to supervise employees engaged in the operation of hazardous materials.
Hazardous Materials Safety Technician Certification (HMSTC)
The HMSTC is a six-part course consisting of theoretical and practical components. Upon successful completion of HMSTC, graduates will demonstrate the ability to perform tasks related to the safe handling, storage, transportation and treatment of hazardous materials.
What skills are needed for a material handler?
1. Manual dexterity
Manual dexterity refers to the ability to use hands and fingers to perform tasks. A person with manual dexterity may have good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and strong grip. These abilities allow them to manipulate objects easily and safely.
Strength is the ability to exert force over time. People who have strong muscles tend to be stronger than those with weaker ones. Stronger people can lift heavier weights and move objects farther distances.
Balance is the ability to maintain stability while standing or moving. Good balance helps prevent falls and injuries.
Flexibility is the range of motion of joints and muscles. When someone is flexible, they can bend their body in different directions without pain.
Dexterity is the ability to make quick movements with precision. Someone with good dexterity can pick things up and put them down quickly.
6. Cognitive skills
Cognitive skills refer to mental processes that help us think about our surroundings and solve problems. These skills include attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking.
7. Visual acuity
Visual acuity is the sharpness of vision. Someone with high visual acuity can see small details clearly.
What is considered material handling experience?
Material Handling Experience (MHE) refers to the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a forklift truck. MHE includes both physical and mental aspects of operating a forklift. Physical aspects include driving the forklift, loading/unloading materials, and maintaining the equipment. Mental aspects include knowing how to read and interpret safety rules, regulations, and procedures; understanding the operation of the equipment; and being able to communicate effectively with others.