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Everyday tools for monitoring floor safety and maintenance. Designed for portability and for field use.
Improve Safety Reduce Negligence
A simple test of the coefficient of friction level of your floors and walkways will provide valuable data about safety levels and ongoing maintenance. Keeping records of COF monitoring and enhancments can be useful in defense of negligence litigation.
Why You Need It
Insurance studies in the food and beverage industry, an analysis of over 225,000 worker compensation claims, revealed that slip/fall accidents accounted for over 40% of dollar claims paid out.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) calls out floors and walkways shall be slip resistant.
The previous American Disabilities Act (ADA) passed by congress in July 1992 Title III notes: For all business open to the public, The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) recommends flooring and walkways have a coefficient of friction level .60 or above and .80 for ramps.
OSHA sets many requirements for safe floors, walkways and ramps under 29 CFR-1910 referring to providing floors with anti-slip surfaces or maintaining surfaces in non-slip condition. The previous OSHA recommendation was 0.50 COF.
Accepted Industry Standards
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has published ANSI/NFSI B101.0 Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure For The Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance, the ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials and the ANSI/B101.3 Test Methof for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials. The ANSI/NFSI B101.1 calls out for a 0.60 or above SCOF to be classified as high traction and the ANSI B101.3 calls out for >0.42 for Hgh Slip Resistance Potential.
As adopted by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM): 0.50 COF or above has been traditionally recognized as providing non-hazardous walkway surfaces.
Source: ASTM D2047 and the Slip and Fall Handbook, Stephen I. Rosen, Hanrow Press.