F.A.Q

Q: How is NFSI related to ANSI?

A: The NFSI is an ANSI accredited standards developer. As the governing authority over the ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Committee, the NFSI acts to manage and oversee the development of standards by the B101 committee.

 Q: What is an NFSI Certified Product?

A: A NFSI Certified Product is a product that has been submitted to the NFSI by the product manufacturer for testing according to the applicable ANSI/NFSI standard. When a product has met all minimum requirements to be identified as a “High-Traction” product, the NFSI grants the product as NFSI Certified “High-Traction”. More information on the product certification process can be found here. A list of products currently certified can be found here.

 Q: The ANSI/NFSI B101.1 and B101.3 standards call for the use of an “Approved Tribometer.” What is an approved tribometer?

A: The NFSI “Approved Tribometer” approval is granted to tribometers that have been submitted to the NFSI and met all minimum requirements as outlined in the NFSI Tribometer Selection Process. The manufacturer must submit an Inter-Laboratory study (ILS) for each standard the tribometer manufacturer wishes to have their device approved for—the ILS Standard for DCOF or the ILS Standard for SCOF.

 Q: Does my membership in the NFSI allow me to serve on the ANSI B101 committee?

A:  No. Membership fees collected by the NFSI are considered donations to our organization. To become a member of the ANSI B101 Committee one must pay separate fees as required by ANSI to serve on a committee. To become an NFSI member click here—for more information on the ANSI B101 Committee, please visit the ANSI B101 Committee Page.

  Q: What’s the benefit in becoming a member of the NFSI?

A: Please visit the “Become a Member” page for details on the benefits associated to each level of membership.

  Q: How can I find NFSI Certified product?

A:  NFSI Certified products are listed on the “Certified Products” page.

 Q: Does the insurance industry offer discounts if I use an NFSI Certified product?

A: Insurance companies may offer discounts to clients taking proactive steps to prevent slips, trips, and falls. We recommend checking with your insurance company to see if these discounts can apply to your policies.

 Q: Does the NFSI conduct research on slip and fall prevention?

The NFSI database includes up-to-date information on same level , slip and fall occurrences. The NFSI research data is collected from a wide range of sources including extracted governmental databases, private industry loss data, and insurance company loss data. Also, the NFSI is currently working through our University Partner program to conduct research on the topic of slip, trip, and fall prevention in partnership with various educational institutions.