Safe Slab Handling Course Bundle

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Courses in Safe Slab Handling Course Bundle
  • SS101: Safe Slab Handling: Overview

    Stone slabs can be unwieldly and dangerous if not handled properly. A typical slab can weigh from 800 to over 1,000 pounds. When grouped together in a bundle of five or six slabs, the weight can go up to 5,000 pounds or more. Gain a better understanding of the safety precautions needed when moving and working with slabs in this introductory course. 

  • SS102: Safe Slab Handing: Fall Shadow

    The most dangerous area around stone slabs is the fall shadow.  This session will define the fall shadow and discuss what precautions employees and customers should take to ensure their safety when viewing and moving slabs.

  • SS110: Safe Slab Handling: Employee & Customer Training

    If a stone shop, showroom, warehouse, or yard is hazardous for trained employees, imagine the hazard to unsuspecting customers.  This session will discuss the potential hazards in a slab yard and how best to mitigate risk for employees and customers.

  • SS201: Safe Slab Handling: Containers

    One of the most dangerous activities in the stone industry involves unloading a container of slabs at your place of business.  Because the container holds multiple slabs, there are several opportunities for accidents to happen if the unloading process is not precisely correct.  This session will review the best practices for extracting materials from containers.

  • SS202: Safe Slab Handling: Flatbed Trucks

    When handling slabs in a controlled environment like a warehouse, distribution center, outdoor slab storage yard or fabrication facility, you have the benefit of familiarity both with the environment and associated personnel.  Take the show on the road to another stone facility or job site and it is an entirely different story.  This session will discuss elements you should consider when loading and unloading flatbed trucks at a jobsite or distribution center.

  • SS210: Safe Slab Handling: Overhead Cranes

    This session covers best practices for crane, hoist, and sling procedures in the stone industry. These procedures have been created to limit your exposure to the hazards associated with overhead cranes, lifting loads, and moving suspended loads. Following the procedures in this course will help prevent serious injuries resulting from overloading, dropping or slipping of the load, obstructing the passage of the load, and using equipment in a manner for which it was not designed by the manufacturer.

  • SS220: Safe Slab Handling: Forklifts

    There are two major methods for moving slabs in most stone environments – overhead cranes and forklifts. This session will focus on the do’s and don’ts when moving slabs with forklifts.

  • SS230: Safe Slab Handling: Slings and Clamps

    One of the major causes of serious accidents involving natural stone slab handling is faulty equipment.  Making sure that all tools and supplies used in the process are in good working order is the easiest way to control accidents.  This session will review policies for inspecting clamps, slings, cables, nuts, and bolts.