The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that walking surfaces in public areas have a SCOF of 0.50 or above in all conditions. OSHA has set forth a plan to increase its inspections at medical and retirement facilities this year in an effort to reduce slip and fall accidents in the workplace. They are also meeting with Congress to make the SCOF guideline of 0.50 into a RULE that all businesses must adhere to. Contact us if you need to book a SCOF testing for your surfaces.
In order to prepare a surface to receive a slip-resistant treatment, both organic soils (oils, fats and greases) and inorganic soils (alkalines, soaps, carbonates, silicas, minerals, and calciums) must be removed. Inorganic silica and mineral deposits form when water used to clean floor surfaces evaporates and leaves minerals behind in the same way that minerals form on shower doors, windows, toilets and basins. MySlipDoctor removes silica deposits, cleans grease off of surfaces, cleans grout lines, and removes general soils in preparation for your slip treatment.