SlipSafe Tile™ Treatment - Slip and Fall Prevention
Ceramic tile is used everywhere because it is beautiful, lasts forever and is easy to maintain. However, wet slippery tile is extremely dangerous and can even be fatal. Slip and fall accidents have become the second major cause of death after motor vehicle accidents and they continue to be the leading cause of on-the-job disabilities and compensation claims.
products are designed to help mitigate the risk of slip and fall accidents and resulting liability. The cost of prevention pales in comparision to the billions of dollars a year being paid out in negligence suits due to slip and fall deaths and injuries.
provides the sensible and inexpensive solution to government mandated slip and fall compliance standards. The focus should be on prevention and not compensation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury and over 17, 000 people die in the U.S. annually because of these injuries. Slip, trip and fall injuries make up 15 percent of all job related injuries, which account for between 12 and 15 percent of all Workers’ Compensation expenses.
Loss of Life:
The death rate related to slip and fall accidents is second only to transportation fatalities in the top ten categories of accidental deaths.
Owners/operators of businesses can mitigate liability by acting prudently in the standard of care maintained for their facilities. Documentation of due diligence and slip resistance testing will enhance standing in any legal issues.
Many insurance carriers will discount annual premiums due to use of the SlipSafe Tile™ solution.
Potentially dangerous, tile floors are everywhere across multiple industries due to aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance and durability.
OSHA & Americans with Disabilities Act:
Both mandate a safe work environment for employees and business customers.
We should keep our homes and businesses as safe as possible.
How It Works
gained momentum and credibility with the development of a chemical solution that leaves an invisible “tread-like” pattern on ceramic tile and other mineral based materials, including quarry tile, marble, slate, stone and concrete. The treatment works to increase the slip coefficient (slip resistance) of the surface to which it is applied. The minimum standard of OSHA and ADA are .5 or better. SlipSafe Tile™
treatment positively impacts the slip coefficient to levels of .6 or better.
Underwriters Laboratory & American Society of Testing and Materials Coefficient Standards*
Ceramic Tile Institute Coefficient Standards**
|.60 or above
|.50 to .59
|.40 to .49
|.35 – .39
|.60 or Above
|.50 to .59
||Conditionally Slip Resistant
|Less than .50
The treatment solution has no harmful effects on tile or grout and provides excellent slip resistant safe footing on wet floor surfaces that far exceed floor safety standards mandated by OSHA and The American Disability Act.
Not a Coating So Nothing to Wear Off
Creates Tread-Like Sure Footing
Environmentally Safe, Non-Toxic and Odorless