Home Office: Slips, Trips, and Falls 2.0

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Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general home environment accidents and are responsible for a number of accidental deaths, second only to poisoning as a cause of accident-related fatalities in the home. Working from home – in an environment you're so familiar with – can make it easy to forget that safety should remain a top priority just like it should be in the office. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards when working from home. You'll explore ways to minimize walkway hazards, as well as how to prevent injuries on stairs. You'll also learn how to use ladders safely. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify fall hazard conditions in the home office environment
  • identify safe practices for ladder use
  • identify the common causes of falls and how to avoid injuries when using ladders
  • identify ways to minimize walkway hazards
  • identify ways to prevent injuries on stairs
  • identify how to avoid injuries when using walkways and stairs


  • Fall Hazards and Ladder Safety
  • Knowledge Check: Fall Conditions and Safe Ladder Use
  • Safe Walking Surfaces
  • Knowledge Check: Walkway and Stair Safety