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CERTIFIED FORENSIC SLIP EXPERT (CFSE) SEMINAR & CERTIFICATION COURSE

Thank you and congratulations to all below who attended the CFSE training program and passed the exam! 

Larry Koman

Mark Partain

Chris Gutierrez

Robert McNealy

Justin Stewart

Mikala Anuhea Gillis

Steven Yamashita

Beth Moses

Michael Lawler

Bill Zoetvelt

Andrew Campbell

Bryan Durig

Traci Campbell

Eris J. Barillas

Dolan Williams

Kenneth Goodwin

David Gill

Bill King

Russell Kendzior

Chip Darious

Brent Johnson

John Peterson

Mark Ramos

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ABOUT

How is it that on the same slip and fall claim, one expert opines the floor is safe for ambulation, and another states the floor is slippery and caused the fall? The answer is not so obvious, but the scenario is very common, creating liability when there may be none. Experts should be trusted, but at times, even they are unknowingly in the dark. Slips, trips, and falls account for over 25% of all injuries across all industries. Slip and fall litigation is second only to vehicle collisions, creating a high demand for experts in the slip and trip arena to provide attorneys and insurance companies with an efficient resolution for their clients. However, most approaches to this discipline will not stand up to the rigors of litigation. Different tribometers yield different COF values for a given surface, making it difficult for experts to know which standards and methodologies to follow.

CERTIFIED FORENSIC SLIP EXPERT COURSE & CERTIFICATION

A two-day Certified Forensic Slip Expert (CFSE) certificate program taking place in Irvine, California, in early 2024, this seminar equipped experts with practical tools to overcome conflicting and confusing standards, antiquated and poorly designed tools of the trade and vested interests that have created our current battle-of-the-experts climate. It is designed for experts, claims professionals, attorneys, and judges, and is offered by the National Institute of Forensic Studies, a provider of technical training for the legal, claims, and expert industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Welcome and introduction 

  • History of Slip and Fall Analysis and Current Conditions

    • A New Approach to Friction Measurements

    • The Definition and Science of Tribometry

  • Human Factors, Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences

  • Physics in tribometry, the Good, Bad and Ugly

    • Tribometer Demonstrations and Comparisons

    • Case Studies

  • Building Codes for Safe Ambulation

  • Retail Safety Requirements, Standards and Practices

  • Flooring Systems Defined 

    • Why they Fail, Safety Design, Maintenance

  • Evolution of the Standards 

    • Historical development, current and withdrawn, which and when to apply

  • Biomechanics and Injury Causation in Slips and Falls

  • Understanding the Legal Strategy and Hurdles 

SPEAKERS

  • Chip Darius, OHST, CIT, CSHO

  • Marc Firestone, PHD

  • David Hawkins, PhD

  • Brent Johnson, WACH

  • Hank Koffman, PE

  • John Madsen, Esq.

  • John Peterson, CSHM, WACH

  • Mark Ramos, WACH

DIRECTOR

Bill King, Director of the National Institute of Forensic Studies and CEO of Impact General, Inc.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Fred Johnson Ph.D., Mark Ramos, John Peterson 

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