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How to Fix Slippery Ramps in and Around Your Workplace

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How to Fix Slippery Ramps in and Around Your Workplace

One of the most dangerous areas in or around a commercial or industrial property is a slippery ramp. Ramps are typically made of wood, aluminum, steel or concrete, which cause them to be permanently sleek. However, they can become even more slippery after rainfall or accidental spills. To avoid serious slips and falls in the workplace it is important to invest in non-slip solutions for ramps. Non-slip solutions come in different types of coatings and paints and typically create a textured finish to slippery interior and exterior surfaces. They are also easy to apply on a variety of surfaces. What...

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Measurements and Regulations for Slip Resistance on Surfaces

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Measurements and Regulations for Slip Resistance on Surfaces

When you're ready to increase the traction of flooring surfaces in and around your workplace, you want to make sure the treated areas meet the right standards. In the United States, there are a few organizations and associations that define safety standards. Two of these include: ANSI (American National Standard Institute) ANSI supervises the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that impact businesses in all types of industries. NFSI (National Floor Safety Institute) NFSI exists to prevent slip-and-fall accidents by educating the public and businesses through informative programming, research, training and product certification. This institute also...

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What is Extra Grip Rubber and How to Use it

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What is Extra Grip Rubber and How to Use it

The most common way of making floor paint anti-slip is to use a non-slip paint additive and either add it to the floor paint before application or scatter it between the first and second coating of floor paint. Extra Grip Rubber is an effective non-slip paint additive that can be added to your floor paint coatings to create a slip-resistant rubberized coating on surfaces for a better grip and to reduce the slipperiness on surfaces. This non-skid paint additive works by mixing it with floor paint before application. It is a great product to use with most paints except for...

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Guidelines to Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls

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Guidelines to Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls

According to the U.S. Department of Labor slips and falls make up the majority of accidents in the workplace. Unfortunately, it only takes a second of not paying attention to fall down a flight of stairs, slip on a wet surface or trip over an object. Injuries from these accidents can range from minor bruises to serious ones requiring medical attention. Accidents typically happen due to a loss of traction between a walking surface and a shoe or accidental contact with an object. There are a variety of situations that may cause slip, trip and fall accidents. But luckily, there...

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Have Slippery Natural Stone Tiles Around Your Pool? Here's How To Fix It.

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Have Slippery Natural Stone Tiles Around Your Pool? Here's How To Fix It.

Besides being a beautiful addition to any pool area, the advantages of installing natural stone tiles extend beyond enhancing the aesthetic charm of your backyard. These tiles can be sealed without changing the look of the surface and are typically around 20% cooler than concrete pavers. However, even when sealed, natural stone can be slippery when wet. Therefore, it is important to invest in pool deck anti-slip coatings specifically designed for certain conditions if you want to keep your patio and pool area safe for use by your loved ones. How to fix slippery natural stone patios Natural stone gives...

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