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NFSI Introduces New "Traction" Label

By HHI Staff

Southlake, TX - May 21, 2012. In an effort to better inform commercial-and-household-flooring-product consumers, the ANSI B101 Committee on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention has recently published a new product labeling standard, ANSI/NFSI B101.5-2012. According to Russell Kendzior, B101 Committee Secretary: “In the past floor covering consumers have had no way of knowing whether or not a particular floor was slippery and thus appropriate for use in high-risk areas such as bathrooms or kitchens; with the new product labeling standard, consumers can now be better informed as to the slip risk at the time of purchase.”


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The new label resembles an automobile gasoline gauge and identifies three traction levels: “High-Traction, Moderate-Traction, or Low-Traction”. Each level is based on test results as measured by the ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 wet SCOF test method. High-Traction floors represent the least risk of a slip-and-fall event while Low-Traction floors present the highest risk.


Slip coefficient of friction traction scale


“A growing number of floor covering manufacturers and retailers are stepping up to address the growing slip-and-fall problem and have supported this new labeling system. Consumers only need to look for the Traction label on product packaging to know whether or not the floor they are looking to purchase is appropriate for their use.”

About the National Floor Safety Institute

Founded in 1997 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the NFSI has quickly grown to become one of the leading educational safety and research organizations in the country, and is the Secretariat of the ANSI B101 Committee on Slip, Trip-and-Fall Prevention. The NFSI has a fifteen-member board of directors representing product manufacturers, insurers, trade associations, and independent researchers.

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Contact: Russell Kendzior
Office: (817) 749-1705 
Cell: (817) 368-1909


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NFSI Introduces New "Traction" Label:  Created on May 21st, 2012.  Last Modified on June 2nd, 2014


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