Slip resistive safety floor treatment - commerce and home


Getting a Grip on Floor Safety

In the U.S. alone, more than 25,000 people a day go to hospitals for treatment of slip and fall injuries. Sadly, more than 11,000 people die annually in slip and fall accidents versus 5,000 in fires—Yet we have sprinklers, special fire doors, and all sorts of other devices for fire protection while there's no building code requirement for floor safety. That is until The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.

The coefficient of friction is what determines floor safety. The coefficient is measured on a scale between 0.00 and 1.00 and is determined by using a slip meter. The threshold for safety is considered by authorities is 0.50. That means any thing above this reading is considered a pretty safe floor in a dry condition.

ACCEPTED INDUSTRY STANDARDS As adopted by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) . "0.50 COF or above has beentraditionally recognized as providing non hazardous walkway surfaces".

Safe-Stride increases the coefficient of friction on a wet surface by a considerable amount. See chart below.


Evaluated in accordance with ASTM Procedures C-1028-D-1894. National Testing Standards, Inc. Anaheim, California


Slip resistive safety floor treatment for commerce and home

Slip resistive safety floor treatment for commerce and home.