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Manual Material Handling

During this free webinar, you'll learn about how ergronomics and proper equipment selection and use can help your employees avoid injuries.

Worker scanning materials at a warehouse

Why should you care about manual material handling? How does it impact my business? Learn what to do before you face costly injuries by understanding the process, what to expect, and how you can equip yourself and your employees. Please join us for this webinar where we will guide you through a variety of solutions.

You will learn

  • What is manual material handling (MMH) and the common injuries and costs associated
  • Introduction to ergonomics and the common risk factors
  • Ways to mitigate those risk factors through administrative and engineering controls
  • How the proper selection, operation, maintenance and layout of material handling devices benefits everyone

Join us for a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Our Employer Education webinars are open to all California employers and insurance brokers.


Webinar resource guide

Presented by:

Benita Kim, Ergonomics Consultant, MS, OT, CIE

Benita is an ergonomics consultant for State Fund. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University. She worked as an occupational therapist for over 6 years treating patients with injuries to develop, recover, improve, and maintain skill needed for daily living and working. Then she transitioned into ergonomics, as a Certified Industrial Ergonomist, helping people in the workplace preventing injuries for employees and reducing worker’s compensation costs for employers over the last 15 years.


Elizabeth Kihm, MSIE, CPE

Elizabeth is an ergonomics consultant for State Fund. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 25 years of experience in ergonomics and safety. Elizabeth’s focus is on providing technical, yet practical, ergonomics guidance that results in effective sustainable solutions. She has experience in a wide variety of businesses, such as manufacturing, distribution, retail, agriculture, maintenance, utilities, food and beverage, lodging, entertainment, and office environments. Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Miami University and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering (with a concentration in ergonomics) from Virginia Tech.  


The above evaluations and/or recommendations are for general guidance only and should not be relied upon for medical advice or legal compliance purposes. They are based solely on the information provided to us and relate only to those conditions specifically discussed. We do not make any warranty, expressed or implied, that your workplace is safe or healthful or that it complies with all laws, regulations or standards.

State Compensation Insurance Fund is not a branch of the State of California.