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Medical Slips, Trips, and Falls Training & Certification

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


We Offer One Type of Medical Slips Trips and Falls Safety Training

Our regulation-aligned Medical Slips Trips and Falls 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 Slips, Trips, and Falls Training Course?

Our slips, trips, and falls 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.

Course Outline:

  • General knowledge
  • Hazard Identification and Prevention
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • 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 0.5 – 1 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 Slips, Trips, and Falls Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.22 – General Requirements, Surfaces
  • 29 CFR 1915.81 – Housekeeping
  • 29 CFR 1915.82 – Lighting, General industry
  • 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.”

Canada Standards

  • CSA Z195-14 (R2019) – Protective Footwear
  • OHSA RSNL 1990, c. O-3 Section 6 – Worker’s General Duty
  • OHSA RSNL 1990, c. O-3 Section 7 – Specific Duties of Workers
  • OHSR 2012 NLR 5/12, Section 34 – Slipping Hazards
  • OHSR 2012 NLR 5/12, Section 80 – Foot Protection

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 Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training?

While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for slips, trips, and falls, 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 falls that may result in injury. 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 Slips, Trips, and Falls

Did You Know?

In 2016, RNs in the private industry experienced an estimated 19,790 days-away-from-work injury and illness cases. These cases occurred at an incidence rate of 104.2 cases per 10,000 full-time workers—significantly greater than the rate for all occupations (91.7 cases per 10,000 workers). (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

STFs as a whole are the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals. (CDC)

The hospital injury rate (6.2) is higher than in mining (3.8), hazardous waste treatment and disposal (4.6), and manufacturing (4.0). (Antea Group)


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the most common sources of slips, trips, and falls (STFs)?

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The most common sources for STFs can fit into the following categories: obstructions to your path, uneven walking surfaces, poor lighting, and wet or slick ground. Some examples include wrinkled carpets, dimly lit hallways or rooms, or spills left on the ground.

Are there ways to control or prevent slips, trips, and falls?

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There are a myriad of ways to prevent STFs. If there is a spill, clean it up and put up a wet floor sign to warn others, opt to use beveled floor mats in entry ways to lessen the impact of uneven floors. Check to make sure rugs, mats, and carpet have no folds and wrinkles and that they lay flat on the ground.

What is the biggest cause of slips, trips, and falls in healthcare facilities?

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Contaminants, water, bodily fluids, and even soap buildup are the biggest causes of slip and fall incidents among healthcare staff. Trips can result from exposed cords, unorganized supply closets, or even drawers that are not closed completely.

How can hospitals prevent STFs?

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The best way to prevent STFs in a hospital is to identify risks and have a system in place to deal with them quickly. For example, implementing a consistent cleaning schedule would ensure that soap doesn’t buildup on bathroom floors and that spills are cleaned up quickly. Safety training also helps; healthcare employees can better protect themselves from a slip or trip if they know the hazards around them.


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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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