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Medical Ergonomics Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer One Type of Medical Ergonomics Safety Training

Our regulation-aligned Medical Ergonomics certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online Training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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What’s in the Medical Ergonomics Training Course?

Our Medical Ergonomics training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

  • General knowledge
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Awkward Postures
  • Investigated Case Studies

Course Goals:

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1 – 1.5 hours.

Intended Audience:


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Medical Ergonomics Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • General Duty Clause 5(a)(1) – “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees’ employment and a place of employment which are free from serious recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical hard to his employees.”
  • 3182-3R 2009 – Guidelines for Nursing Homes: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Canada Standards

  • CSA Z412-17 – Office Ergonomics: An Application Standard for Workplace Ergonomics
  • CSA Z1004-12 (R2017) – Workplace Ergonomics: A Management and Implementation Standard
  • SOR/86-304 Part XIX – Hazard Prevention Program

Train the Trainer Certification

The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Why Do I Need Medical Ergonomics Safety Training?

While OSHA doesn’t have specific standards for Medical Ergonomics, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from overexertion and body strain. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

Stay Informed On All Things Medical Ergonomics

Did You Know?

A Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses found that MSDs accounted for 44.1% of all registered nurse cases in 2016. (S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The top three occupations that had the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders in 2017 were bus drivers, emergency responders, and nurses. (CDC)

Nurses experience more than 35,000 back injuries and MSDs on the job each year that are significant enough to prevent them from working. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, GEKLaw)


Frequently Asked Questions

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How is ergonomics important in healthcare?

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Healthcare workers face unique challenges in healthcare facilities. A typical office ergonomics training can go over topics such as how to adjust a monitor or how to sit at a desk, but as important as they are, these ergonomic guidelines do not cover the full range of activities healthcare workers do. Caregivers lift and move patients, make beds, push carts, and so much more. Healthcare ergonomics provide a guideline for how caregivers can do these things safely and avoid injuries.

How do ergonomics affect human health?

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Practicing good ergonomics can lead to better posture, which can positively impact overall health. In turn, this can help you become more efficient in the workplace and in your personal life. Many healthcare workers experience MSD-related injuries that incapacitate them and prevent them from working. Having a good ergonomics program in healthcare facilities can protect them from injury and help them do their job safely.

What is ergonomics in healthcare?

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In healthcare facilities, ergonomics is all about having adequate workspace, lifting patients safely, and wearing proper footgear, along with other safety precautions. It still maintains the basics, such as good posture when sitting or standing, but these basics are applied to the unique atmosphere of healthcare facilities and duties.

Does ergonomics really work?

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Data has shown that the implementation of ergonomic programs has decreased rates of MSD-related injuries among healthcare workers as well as workers in other industries. However, rather than a one-size-fits-all program, the best results come from ergonomic programs that are tailored to specific employees in an industry.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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