IguanaGrip - Anti Slip Safety Solution

The Solution for Slip and fall Problems

HOME SAFETY:

National Safety Council states there are 9 million disabling due to slip and fall injuries every year, that's 25,000 each day. This accounts for 95 million lost workdays per year. and over 22 Million injured due to slip and fall at home and over 245 people die every day due to unintentional injuries at home. The expense amounts to about 45 million dollars per hour every day of the year. Human suffering, time lost, escalating Workmen's Compensation and liability insurance.

More details please refer: http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/Resources/Pages/Falls.aspx

WORK PLACE SAFETY:

The Bureau of Labor statistics shows that 104 million lost workdays per year is due to slip/fall injures. This represent 65% of all employee-hours lost, and is one of the reasons why Worker's Compensation rates are increasing approximately 30% every year.

More details please refer: http://www.issa.com/?id=shp_slips_trips_falls_in_the_workplace

OLD AGE PEOPLE SAFETY:

Slip-fall accidents account for 30% of all reported accidents. It is the second leading cause of accidental death and disability, after car accidents. Statistics show that 66% of injury cases for people 65 years or older were a result of a fall, and over 75% of slip-fall deaths occur to people 65 or older.

More details please refer: http://www.nsc.org/Pages/HelpPreventSlips,TripsandFalls.aspx

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It is commonly believed that a wet floor is a slippery floor. For most slip-and-fall victims, they see unsafe floors and poor maintenance as the sole cause of their accident. How often have you heard an injured victim of a slip and fall blame himself for the accident? Rarely. But floors are not the only cause of slips and falls. In some cases, a wet floor can actually be more slippery than when dry. Hazardous floors are a direct cause of approximately 50% of most slip and fall claims while the other 50% is broken down into four different categories including footwear, improper hazard identification, poor training, and fraud.

OSHA and ADA Recommendations on COF

(Exerts from Public Law 101-336)

REF: http://nasdonline.org/document/208/d000006/preventing-injuries-from-slips-trips-and-falls.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA states that all walkway surfaces shall be maintained in a non-slip condition. Steps with non-slip surfaces shall be provided; floors, footwalks, and passageways in the work area around machines or other places where a person is required to stand, or walk, shall be provided with an effective means to minimize slipping. A static coefficient of friction of 0.50 or above is considered a safe walkway surface with a dry condition. A reading below 0.50 is considered an unsafe surface.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA states that ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces including floors, walks, stairs and curb ramps, shall be firm, stable and slip resistant. The ADA sponsored a research project to conduct test with persons with disabilities and concluded that such persons needed a higher coefficient of friction. A static coefficient of friction of 0.60 is recommended for floor surfaces.

Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF)

SCOF is the measurement of slipperiness on a surface. When testing the surface, ADA and OSHA Recommends that floors should meet a minimum SCOF of 0.50+ in dry floors condition whereas in Wet Floor the traction levels or friction levels are:
1> High-Traction (0.6+)
2> Moderate Traction (0.4 - 0.6)
3> Low Traction (<0.4)

We test large anti-slip application areas with Tester Model #ASM 825 in order to make sure your floor is safe! Our non-slip floor test and floor anti slip treatment will help prevent slip and fall accidents. IguanaGrip® anti Slip Protection, rated the best on slip prevention when wet or dry conditions and will improve slip resistance of dangerous slippery floors on tiles at home or at work. We offer complete service with a warranty up to 2 years.