Did you know that there are products available for commercial maintenance that can increase CoF (Coefficient of Friction)? Over 2.2 million Americans were rushed to the emergency room for slip and falls in 2007 alone, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC). Good, quality walk off mats at each entrance are a must, but there are other steps you can take to prevent accidents from happening.
The coefficient of friction depends on the materials used; for example, ice on steel has a low coefficient of friction, while rubber on pavement has a high coefficient of friction. Coefficients of friction range from near zero to greater than one… If the floor is likely to be regularly lubricated with water or slippery contaminants in use, the floor should provide adequate slip resistance under these expected conditions. (Wikipedia)
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