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Regulatory Standards

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips-and-falls make up a significant number of general industry accidents, second only to overexertion. They account for 15% of all accidental deaths as a cause of fatalities. In 2018, there were 5,250 total fatalities in all sectors, 791 of them were from slips, trips, and falls. [reference: http://www.bls.gov/iif/]

Stay up-to-date with the latest safety standards from these publications.

ADA

OSHA

ANSI

Anti-slip Safety Reports & Standards

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

OSHA Standards

  • Ladders 1926.1053
    • 1926.1053(a)(6)(i). The rungs and steps of fixed metal ladders manufactured after March 15, 1991, shall be corrugated, knurled, dimpled, coated with skid-resistant material, or otherwise treated to minimize slipping.
    • 1926.1053(a)(6)(ii). The rungs and steps of portable metal ladders shall be corrugated, knurled, dimpled, coated with skid-resistant material, or otherwise treated to minimize slipping.
  • Walking/Working Surfaces
    • 1910.22 General Requirements. 2. Slip-resistance.
      A reasonable measure of slip-resistance is static coefficient of friction (COF). A COF of 0.5, which is based upon studies by the University of Michigan and reported in “Work Surface Friction: Definitions, Laboratory and Field Measurements, and a Comprehensive Bibliography,” is recommended as a guide to achieve proper slip-resistance. A COF of 0.5 is not intended to be an absolute standard value. A higher COF may be necessary for certain work tasks, such as carrying objects, pushing or pulling objects, or walking up or down ramps.

ANSI Standards

ANSI A1264.2-2001 — American National Standard — Standard for the Provision of Slip Resistance on Walking/Working Surfaces. This sets forth provisions for protecting persons where there is potential for slipping and falling as a result of surface characteristics or conditions.

Coefficient of Friction

Safeguard Technology’s unique grit surface nearly doubles both the OSHA’s 0.5 and the ADA’s 0.6 guidelines for Coefficient of Friction values as confirmed in independent lab testing. Even in wet or oily conditions, our covers greatly exceed these guidelines.

Product Certifications

Safeguard Technology has certifications from internationally recognized safety and industry organizations. These include:

 


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