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Use Anti-Slip Floor Tape Strips Wisely

Anti-slip abrasive or non-abrasive floor tape strips have a place in a slip reduction plan, but they must be used judiciously. Figure 1 shows a long ramp to restrooms in a popular (and pricey) restaurant. The floor material is the same for the whole ramp, but inexplicably the anti-slip floor tape strips are only at […]

Detailed Information on Our Abrasive Anti-Slip Tapes

Occasionally a customer asks what the “grit size” is for our self-adhesive Safety Grip abrasive anti-slip tapes. The numbers are mostly irrelevant for reasons discussed below, but here they are together with their wet Pendulum Test Values (PTV): Standard Safety Grip is roughly equivalent to 60 grit abrasive paper: wet PTV = 71 (using TRL […]

Safety Direct America is Still Running at (almost) Full Speed

At this writing the death toll of Americans from COVID-19 is over 34,000. With the world upside down, the last thing you need is to have a slip-and-fall accident. Falls cause 28,000 premature deaths in the USA every year. Most of these deaths (some of which occur prematurely but months after the fall) are due […]

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Making Your Stairs Safer

An important part of ensuring the safety of stairs is making sure the steps are clearly visible. This is especially true for commercial properties, but can also be crucial for private homes — particularly if the occupants are visually impaired to some extent. These outdoor stairs at a civic building are quite easy to see […]

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 […]

Slippery Tub Solution

Do you have a slippery tub or shower? Chances are you do! Historically, outdated and unreliable slip resistance test methods were used to determine the slipperiness of tubs in the United States, leading to virtually every tub sold being treacherous to use while wet. Slips and falls in tubs and showers often lead to horrible […]

Do All Pedestrian Ramps Need the Same Coefficient of Friction?

The minimum safety standard for coefficient of friction for a pedestrian ramp should depend on the angle of the ramp and the weight of the separate load (shopping cart, wheelchair, gurney, etc.), if any, the pedestrian is controlling. However, that’s not how American safety standards are written. In the USA, traditionally safety standards for slip […]

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Anti-Slip Bath and Shower Coatings and Tapes

Got a slippery shower or bathtub? These are pretty dangerous places to have a slip and fall accident with all the glass doors, fixed metal faucets, and mirrors around! Chances are you won’t end up with a sore butt when you have an accident in the bath, but you will be headed for a hospital […]

Slip Resistance Tested Anti-Slip Floor and Tub Tapes

Testing has shown that when a person’s heel slips more than three inches, the person is 50% likely to fall. To be safe, you should be sure that people on your property do not slip more than one and a half inches on your flooring, especially in dangerous areas such as stairs. Perhaps the cheapest […]