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Abandoned, Withdrawn and Flawed Floor Slip Resistance Test Methods Continue to Plague the USA

Slip and fall accidents can have serious consequences, leading to injuries and even fatalities. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure the safety of floors, particularly in public areas such as shopping centers, hotels, and hospitals. However, not all floor slip resistance testing techniques are created equal, and some American tests have even been withdrawn or […]

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SDA Can Offer Foreign Insurance if Needed

As pointed out elsewhere in these pages, Safety Direct America has general liability and professional liability (Errors and Omissions) to cover our floor slip resistance testing work for clients located in the USA. However, we often do laboratory or field floor slip test work for foreign clients, sometimes on their own premises, e.g. in Canada […]

Slip Prevention in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens are food production kitchens for businesses such as hotels, cruise ships, and restaurants. Unlike your home kitchen, there are more specialized pieces of equipment such as Sous vide machines, Ice cream makers, and industrial-grade deep fryers, grills and ovens. Another important difference is that these kitchens usually have more than one person involved […]

Odd But Useful Places for Anti-Slip Coatings

Whether you own a home or a business, a swimming pool, or a warehouse, there are lots of locations where a good anti-slip coating can be applied. After all, no one likes trying to get off the floor after a serious fall. What you might not have considered, however, are all the odd but useful […]

Making Your Home Pool Safer

Swimming pools are an absolute blast! Every kid’s dream is to have a full pool in their own backyard. As fun as they are, though, pools can also be dangerous and scary without proper safety features put into place. We’ve all heard, too often, of tragic accidents that happen in home pools. Those stories make […]

5 Tips For Preventing Bathroom Slips

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most dangerous and costly causes of injuries around the world. And among places where such accidents happen, the bathroom is the most common by a wide margin. To help you protect yourself and your family, your friends at Safety Direct America have put together a few suggestions […]

America Gets Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Slip Resistance Guideline

Wet, bare feet are soft and essentially treadless, and on a slippery hard floor can be treacherous — leading to falls that sometimes cause permanent brain damage or worse. It’s crucial to provide slip-resistant surfaces at swimming pools where people (some of them sober) will be walking, playing or running (even against the rules) with […]

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2017 Flooring Trends

Flooring Trends to Try Flooring styles come and go, but a few have remained classics throughout the years. Although red shag carpet is definitely not in, hardwood flooring has always been a sought-after look. Here are some of the top 2017 flooring trends to keep your eye out for and incorporate into your home: Luxury […]

The Four Slipperiest Areas of Your Home

Did you know that over 18,000 Americans die every year due to injuries sustained in the home? Falls are the leading cause! The best way to avoid becoming a slip-and-fall victim is to learn what areas of your home are potential hazards and take the appropriate measures to prevent them. Find out what areas of […]

Restaurant Cleaning to Prevent Slips and Falls

When your restaurant floors are greasy, dirty, or wet, the efficacy of even the best anti-slip flooring solutions is greatly reduced. To maximize the safety of your staff and patrons, proper cleaning is necessary to maintain the traction of your anti-slip floors. Use Your Tools Wisely Your floor cleaning instruments are your number one tools […]