Lawsuits are often easier to defend when facilities have well-documented floor safety programs including the use of National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) 'High-Traction' certified products.
Boise, ID (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) - in collaboration with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) and Kaivac - has launched a Slip and Fall Prevention Survey for the cleaning and operations sectors.
Click here to take the survey. Survey questions are also reprinted below.
1. True or False - The current term to denote a safe walking surface is “slip-resistant”.
2. True or False – Lawsuits are often easier to defend when facilities have well-documented floor safety programs including the use of National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) “High-Traction” certified products.
3. True or False – There is only one device currently approved by the NFSI to measure wet Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) and Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF).
4. True or False – Products must pass Phase One and Phase Two testing by NFSI under the ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 standard to qualify for NFSI Certification.
5. True or False – NFSI introduced its product certification system to fund its worldwide growth and enrich its founders.
Click here to take the survey and see the correct answers.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) strives to provide authoritative information for creating and maintaining clean, healthy indoor environments. Since buildings are ecosystems, HFI works to address the many interrelated aspects of built environments — such as air, water, energy, materials and resources, green cleaning, indoor environmental quality, waste management, people and more — as an integrated or holistic system. Inasmuch as “Clean” is a metaphor for healthy indoor spaces, HFI also emphasizes prevention and removal of pollutants or contaminants to help ensure optimum conditions for living, learning and working.
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development. The NFSI is led by a fifteen-member Board of Directors representing product manufacturers, insurance underwriters, trade associations, and independent consultants.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc., delivers complete, science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. The originator of both No-Touch Cleaning® and the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning System, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit http://www.kaivac.com.