Applied Safety + Ergonomics
Slip Resistance, Trip and Fall Assessments
We provide expert assistance to clients in numerous projects involving falls, standards / building code / ADA compliance, and/or human factors issues in areas such as the following:
  • Floor surfaces
  • Walkways
  • Stairways / stairs / steps
  • Ramps
  • Railings / balconies / guard rails / grab bars
  • Bathtub / shower / bathing / bathroom facilities
  • Entrance / exit / doorway areas
  • Store displays / falling merchandise
  • Parking lots
  • Sidewalks
  • Decks / boardwalks
  • Pool areas
  • Boats / yachts / ships / docks / piers
  • Fire trucks / diamond plate
  • Hotels / casinos / department stores / supermarkets / manufacturing and assembly plants

We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to assess slip resistance and required slip resistance:

  • English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT)
  • Brungraber Mark II Portable Inclinable Articulated Strut Tester (PIAST)
  • Force plate and portable computer data acquisition system

Examples of standards used for testing / analysis:

  • International Building Code
  • ICC/ANSI A117.1: “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”
  • ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
  • Department of Justice Title III 28 CFR Part 36: “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities,” Appendix. A: “ADA Standards for Accessible Design”
  • ASTM F 1679 “Standard Test Method for Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT)”
  • ASTM F 1677 “Standard Test Method for Using a Portable Inclineable Articulated Strut Slip Tester (PIAST)”
  • ASTM F 462 “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities”
  • ASTM F 2048 “Standard Practice for Reporting Slip Resistance Test Results”
  • ANSI/ASSE A 1264.2 ” Standard for the Provision of Slip Resistance on Walking / Working Surfaces”
  • NFPA 1901 “Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus”

 

For walkway slip resistance assessments, please consider Mr. Brian Grieser.

 

States and countries where Mr. Grieser has consulted or provided expert witness services include:
Alabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Virginia • Washington • Washington• D.C. • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming • U.S. Virgin Islands • Australia • Brazil • Canada • Greece • Mexico • United Kingdom


Contact Us

For immediate inquiries or assistance please contact our Ann Arbor, Michigan office at
1.734.994.9400 or info@appliedsafety.com

Applied Safety and Ergonomics has been providing valuable analysis, insight, answers, training, data, and problem solving strategies in consultation and expert witness capacities to help clients make informed decisions since 1994.