Certified Safety Manager - Healthcare (CSMH)
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Certified Safety Manager - Healthcare (CSMH)

  • class 16 Courses
  • access_time 40:00 hours / 4.00 CEUs


This Safety Manager Healthcare Certificate is an indication to employers, potential employers, regulatory agencies, and the courts that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to a level of proficiency expected of a professional who is capable of working with little or no supervision while managing the safety programs, policies, and procedures common to the healthcare industry. Creating a safety culture in the workplace can be difficult. This course will provide the tools necessary to implement proper safety training and an effective safety program. Students will learn how to understand and interpret regulations, avoid civil and criminal liability, increase worker morale, reduce workers comp rates and most importantly, minimize or eliminate injuries in the workplace. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 40 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will attain the designation of Certified Safety Manager Healthcare (CSMH). With this certificate, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Identify important concepts in understanding workplace safety and adult learning style training methods to implement an effective safety program
  • Describe the OSHA reporting process and identify new recordkeeping requirements for an OSHA-compliant workplace
  • Identify safety management systems and ways to engage leadership and involve employees so that implementation of safety management systems is effective
  • Identify root cause analysis tools that contribute to a comprehensive incident analysis
  • Recognize and identify common terms and concepts used for chemicals in the workplace so that hazards can be addressed safely
  • Identify and differentiate various hazard labeling systems to ensure clear and effective hazard communication in the workplace
  • Define confined spaces and identify OSHA’s confined space requirements to ensure safe work practices and conditions
  • Describe proper lockout tagout training and protocol that exceeds OSHA compliance so that workers are protected from hazardous equipment
  • Identify the impact of workplace violence and describe effective response techniques to implement an effective violence prevention program
  • Identify various types and characteristics of personal protective equipment so appropriate protection can be used in the workplace
  • Identify who develops a job hazard analysis and aspects of developing a risk matrix so that an effective analysis can be completed
  • Identify hazards of moving machine parts and the proper safeguards so that equipment can be operated safely
  • Identify the musculoskeletal disorders, controls, and challenges associated with workplace ergonomics so that an effective ergonomics program can be implemented
  • Identify common walking/working surface hazards and controls associated with “slips, trips, and falls” so that these types of accidents can be addressed in a workplace safety program
  • Define basic electrical terms and identify hazards associated with electrical sources to implement an effective electrical safety program
  • Recognize potential sources of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace and implement control measures to reduce infection
  • Implement the proper elements of an infectious disease plan to deter the spread and infection of disease in patients and employees
  • Identify the hazards disinfectants and sterilants commonly used in the healthcare field

Prerequisites and Authorization:

The CSMH is a foundational course which requires no prerequisites; however, prior knowledge of workplace safety is highly recommended. Upon completion, a CSMH is authorized to teach the following courses by NASP. Click here for details. The Certified Safety Manager Healthcare (CSMH) may issue NASP/IASP certificates for courses found on the link above. They may represent themselves as NASP/IASP Certified Trainers. They may use the NASP/IASP name and logo on their website and in other advertising, but they may not represent themselves as being NASP/IASP. CSMHs may advertise themselves as an NASP/IASP Certified Trainer for any safety courses they may teach, whether or not the course is found on the link above, and issue their own certificates without the NASP/IASP name or logo. Details may also be found in the link.

Continuing Education Units:

Four (4.0) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have two opportunities to pass each exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $395.

Non-discrimination Policy:

NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

Proprietary Interest Disclosure:

The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

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CSMH Downloadable Content
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Understanding Workplace Safety
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Training Methodology
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HAZCOM in Healthcare Industry
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Disinfectant Safety
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Infectious Agents and Diseases
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Bloodborne Pathogens
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Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare
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Fire and Egress
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Specialized Training for Healthcare
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Electrical Safety
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Ergonomics in Healthcare
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Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection
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Violence and Stress in Healthcare
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CSMH Final Exam