Session 4


Measuring the Risk of Slips and Falls: An Injury Reduction Study Using Tribometry

Presented by Shari Falkenburg

Can on-site coefficient of friction measurements serve as a reliable predictive model for identifying slip and fall risks?

What is the relationship between a floor’s slip resistance and the rate of injury claims?

Learn how one insurance company implemented the walkway standard and co-efficient of friction as a risk management tool for reducing slips and falls!

Shari Falkenburg

shari-fShari Falkenburg is the current CNA Risk Control – Assistant Vice President.  With over 30 years of experience in the Insurance Industry, Ms. Falkenburg has worked forEORM – Environmental & Occupational Risk Management, URS Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Aon Corporation and Kemper Insurance/NATLSCO. Her Areas of Expertise include Commercial P&C, Environmental, Health & Safety, Ergonomics, ISO14001, OHSAS 18000 and Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing.

Mrs. Falkenburg received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Masters in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch College of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She holds the following Professional Designations: UL RRE (Recognized Risk Engineer), Board Certified as an Occupational Therapist – OTR, Board Certified as an Ergonomist – CPE, 18001 Lead Auditor, Green Belt Six Sigma and NFSI Walkway Auditor.