Safety Direct America
a subsidiary of Sotter Engineering Corporation
26705 Loma Verde, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6055 USA
About Our Company
Safety Direct America is a subsidiary of Sotter Engineering Corporation, which was founded by Dr. George Sotter in 1987 and incorporated in 1991. Our mission is to use science and technology to make life better for people.
We supply anti-slip/non-skid floor-care products and applications; instruments; and consulting and expert witness services that use technology to improve safety, health and the environment.
Sotter Engineering Corporation is Licensed by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. We have been testing flooring slip resistance for more than twenty years. We are also certified by the City of Los Angeles for testing floor slip resistance. Los Angeles is one of the few government agencies in the USA that certifies labs for floor slip testing.
In the past, Sotter Engineering has tested flooring and often found that it was slippery when wet. The only option for the property owner was to optimize maintenance, conduct surveillance, give warnings, and implement various precautions to try to prevent the floor from being wet or otherwise lubricated. This did not solve the underlying problem: the floor was still slippery when wet. Some hard flooring can be acid-etched, but this permanently damages the surface, makes it difficult to clean, adversely affects its appearance, and is only a temporary fix.
Safety Direct America can sell you an anti-slip floor treatment for application by your crew, or sell you anti-slip floor coatings to fix any hard or resilient floor to make it slip-resistant dry or wet. We can apply this coating to your bathtubs as well, or sell the product to you for self-application. This includes vinyl, terrazzo, ceramic tile, marble, granite, slate, glass, wood, thermoplastic, epoxy, polyaspartic, polyurea, concrete and linoleum. We also sell anti-slip floor tapes for any situation. What sets us miles apart from our competitors is that we use reliable slip resistance testing methods to test all of our anti-slip floor solutions.
We are voting members of three different American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) committees that deal with creating slip resistance test standards for flooring, and we’re full members of the United Kingdom’s Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG) as well, who helps create floor slip resistance test methods for the European Union as well as the United Kingdom.
With every reliable and trustworthy non-skid floor solution available through our online store, we truly are the THE Anti-Slip Floor Superstore! We also specialize in floor slip resistance testing services, lab and field.
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