4 Uses for Glow in the Dark Tape

4 Uses for Glow in the Dark Tape Safety Direct America is the slip and fall expert in the Americas specializing in slip testing, slip resistant coatings, and anti-skid floor treatment. We also supply self-adhesive anti-slip tapes to bolster our slippery floor solutions. One unique type of tape we sell is glow in the dark. […]

Introducing SparkleTuff™ Anti-Slip Floor Coating

For over a decade, we have been on the search for a totally non-slip and very glossy floor coating that could help people who have had the misfortune of installing slippery tiles, or those who have slippery tubs or showers. We’ve seen several attempts over the years in our floor slip resistance testing business, but […]


Anti-Slip Floor Paint & Sealer What is FlexDuraCote and how can it help you? FlexDuraCote is both a paint and sealer, that creates an anti-slip surface. Safety Direct America offers FlexDuraCote in 9 different colors to allow our customers to customize the appearance of their surface with a specific color of their choice, while also […]

Cofficient of Friction and Probability of Slip

Analysis published many years ago by Pye of Britain’s Building Research Establishment quotes the probability of a slip (not a fall or injury) as varying with the coefficient of friction (COF) between the shoe and floor as follows: COF  Risk, 1 in … 0.40  1,000,000 0.38     100,000 0.34       10,000 0.31 […]

COF vs. Pendulum Test Value

Pendulum slip (or skid) resistance data are usually expressed as PTV, Pendulum Test Value (or sometimes BPN, British Pendulum Number, or even SRV, Slip Resistance Value). The question has been asked, “What’s the coefficient of friction?” This number (dynamic COF) was calculated decades ago at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, and can be obtained […]

Article published in The Construction Specifier magazine talks slip resistance

John C. Sotter and George Sotter of Safety Direct America were published in the July issue of The Construction Specifier magazine with an article talking about floor slip resistance and keeping floors safe for pedestrians. The article talks about the latest International Building Code (IBC) requirements for slip resistance, and its limitations as far as […]

Top 10 Ways of Preventing Slips

Here’s a countdown of some of the most simple and cost-effective ways of stopping slip and fall accidents. 10. Post warnings when and where appropriate. 9. Use solings appropriate to the situation. 8. Chemically etch or grind concrete if it’s too smooth. 7. Make sure stairs comply with your local building code, and that nosings […]

Protecting Your Restaurant Employees from a Slip and Fall

Creating a Safer Restaurant Kitchen Be it a fast food franchise or a Michelin-rated restaurant, a safe environment is imperative for an efficient business. The one hazard to any restaurant employee is the floor.  Grease and food particles land on the floor every day and when mixed with cooks moving about the kitchen, it is […]

Safe Shoes for Slippery Situations

Many people work in situations that can be very slippery underfoot. For instance, a commercial (restaurant or fast-food) kitchen that might have grease on the floor from deep fryers that broadcast it into the air; or a hotel lobby’s glossy floor that needs to be cleaned nightly with detergent solution. In non-work situations, spa slippers […]