Do you know the Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) of your building's walking surfaces?
Under the ANSI/NFSI B101 standard, facility owners are now accountable for the slip resistance of the walkways in their building.
Myers Supply's certified floor safety technicians can help reduce your risk of costly lawsuits. We can develop a complete program including training, products, SCOF testing and
standard operating procedures
to ensure you are meeting the current ANSI/NFSI B101 Floor Safety Standards.
ANSI/NFSI B101 Floor Safety Standard defines three "Traction Levels" or wet SCOF ranges:
High Traction (SCOF of 0.6+)
Moderate Traction (SCOF of 0.4 - 0.6)
Low Traction (SCOF of <0.4)
According to NFSI, floors that measure a wet static coefficient of friction at 0.6 or greater are considered high traction and can reduce slip-and-fall claims by up to 90 percent.
The ADA guidelines also recommend a 0.6 SCOF for flat surfaces and 0.8 SCOF for ramps.
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