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Half of Business Floors Don't Pass Slip Test, CNA Reports

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 180 | 0 | 0 min read

Half of floors tested in a survey of business sites failed to meet national standards for slip resistance, according to a new report from insurance company CNA. Floors tested in 50% of the surveyed sites failed to produce a dynamic coefficient of friction level above the minimum threshold of 0.42 set by the American National Standards Institute, the report said. CNA said the findings suggest that many businesses' fall-prevention programs may overlook the effects of flooring selection and maintenance for slip resistance. CNA reviewed slip-and-fall liability claims from 2010 through ...

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