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ANSI/NFSI B101.0 Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure for the Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance

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Scope: This standard provides the technical procedures for walkway auditing and measuring the coefficient of friction (tribometry) of walkway surfaces in both public and private facilities.

Purpose: The purpose of this standard is to provide specific methods and procedures for the performance of a walkway audit, which may, by its performance, reduce or prevent injuries and fatalities from slips and falls.

Application: This standard sets forth the requirements in the process of walkway surface auditing using a three (3) risk class approach to structure a detailed and systematic procedure resulting in an auditor’s report suggestive of warranted interventions.

B101.0 Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure for the Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance. 2012

ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials

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Scope: This test method specifies the procedures and devices used for both laboratory and field testing to measure the wet static coefficient of friction (SCOF) of common hard-surface floor materials.

Purpose: This test method provides a measurement procedure setting forth traction ranges that facilitate remediation of walkway surfaces when warranted.

Application: This test method does not apply to carpeting of any type or mechanically polished tile such as polished porcelain, marble, etc., but does address the common hard-surfaced flooring materials such as ceramic tile, vinyl floor coverings, and wood laminates, as well as coatings, polishes, etc.

Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard Surface Floor Materials

ANSI/NFSI B101.2 Test Method for Determining the Impact on Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Various Chemical or Physical Walkway Surface Treatments

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Scope: This standard covers the change in dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) resulting from various chemical or physical walkway surface treatments on ceramic tile or other hard floor surfaces under wet conditions. This standard can be used in the laboratory or in the field.

Purpose: This standard should be used for the purpose of judging the relative impact of a particular chemical or physical walkway surface treatment on a specific hard floor substrate with regards to the wet DCOF of that surface. This is just one factor in determining the safety of the floor from a slip resistance perspective.

Application: This standard applies to various chemical or physical walkway surface treatments on appropriate hard floor surfaces under wet conditions. Its application is limited by the technology used to measure wet DCOF, and does not apply to all walkway surfaces (detailed further in the standard).

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ANSI/NFSI B101.3 Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values)

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Scope: This test method specifies the procedures and devices used for both laboratory and field testing to measure the wet dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of common hard-surface floor materials.

Purpose: This test method provides a measurement procedure setting forth DCOF ranges which facilitate remediation of walkway surfaces when warranted.

Application: This test method does not apply to carpeting of any type, however does address the common hard-surfaced flooring materials such as: ceramic and porcelain tile, polished concrete, stone, vinyl floor coverings, wood and synthetic laminates, and such materials with coatings or polishes applied.

Note:  This test method does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. No express or implied representation or warranty is made regarding the accuracy or significance of any test results in terms of slip resistance.

Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values)

ANSI/NFSI B101.4 Test Method for Measuring the Wet Barefoot Condition of Flooring Materials or Products

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Scope: This test method specifies the procedures and devices used for both laboratory and field testing to measure the wet static coefficient of friction (SCOF) of common hard-surface floor materials.

Purpose: This test method provides a measurement procedure setting forth traction ranges that facilitate remediation of walkway surfaces when warranted.

Application: This test method does not apply to carpeting of any type or mechanically polished tile such as polished porcelain, marble, etc., but does address the common hard-surfaced flooring materials such as ceramic tile, vinyl floor coverings, and wood laminates, as well as coatings, polishes, etc.

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ANSI/NFSI B101.5 Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings

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Scope: This guideline sets forth a uniform product labeling method which identifies the wet static and wet dynamic coefficient of friction (traction) of floor coverings, floor coverings with coatings, and treated floor coverings.

Application: This standard applies to floor products used primarily on public and private areas where pedestrians are not supervisory controlled. The term “floor products” refers to floor coverings, coatings, and treatments intended for floor coverings except carpeting, rugs, mats, runners, and artificial turf.

Purpose: The purpose of this standard is to offer, at the point of product sale, guidance to users/purchasers on the traction capabilities of the contents of the package through display of labels and markings.

Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static and Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings,…

ANSI/NFSI B101.6 STANDARD GUIDE FOR COMMERCIAL ENTRANCE MATTING IN REDUCING SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS.

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Scope:This standard provides the criteria for the selection, installation, inspection, care and maintenance of entrance mats and runners in commercial facilities in reducing slips, trips and falls.

Application: The requirements of this standard pertain to the safe usage and applications, design, construction, and quality criteria of floor mats and runners.

Purpose: This standard is directed to eliminating slip, trip and fall hazards including but not limited to soil, moisture, contaminant removal, edge treatments and the improper use of floor mats and runners.

Standard Guide for Commercial Entrance Matting in Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls. 2012

ANSI/NFSI B101.7 Standard Test Method for Lab Measurement of Footwear Outsole Material Slip Resistance.

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ANSI/NFSI B101.8 A Floor Safety Management Program for Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention.

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NFSI 101-C Test Method for Measuring Dry TCOF of Floor Mat Backing Materials.

NFSI 101-C Test Method for Measuring Dry TCOF of Floor Mat Backing Materials.