A Quick Introduction to Slip Resistance Testing

It seems like nary a day goes by without someone being sued for a slip and fall incident. The idea of someone slipping and falling in a public place for the purpose of making money (via lawsuits) has become so common that it is now a running joke. An entire branch of the legal profession has now been dedicated to these kinds of incidents. Considering how easy it is to be sued in this manner, and how much money it can cost, it is very important for any business owner to be sure their floors are as slip-resistant as possible.

The process of evaluating a floor for its slipperiness is far more scientific than I would have at first thought. But again, with so much money at stake, it is no surprise. Slip resistance testing standards exist in various industries in order to meet this growing problem. When these tests …