Safe Slab Handling: Overview

Course Details

CEUs: 0.5

Course Code: SS101

Non-Member Price: FREE

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Course Bundle

This course is part the following course bundles.

Safe Slab Handling Course Bundle

Silica and Slab Safety Certificate

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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand a slab’s physical properties, including size, weight, and center of gravity.
  • Identify safety precautions that should be taken when moving a slab, including the number of people that should be involved, number of slabs that can be moved at one time, and the importance of the fall shadow.
  • Recognize hazards that can occur and how to avoid them, including slip/fall, crushing, wind, and remnants.
  • Understand the importance of and requirements for PPE.
  • Understand that there is no place for complacency in the stone industry.

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