NFSI Establishes Standards Committee
October 3, 2006 Chicago, IL The Board of Directors of the National Floor
Safety Institute, (NFSI), has established a new Standards Committee which
will oversee the development of all present and future NFSI walkway safety
standards. This move comes in response to the recent recognition of the NFSI
as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) by the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI).
Michael Fraley President of Consolidated Safety Group, Inc has been
appointed to serve along with 26 other safety professionals on the NFSI/ ANSI
B-101 Standards Committee. The inaugural ANSI Standards Committee
Meeting was held on May 2nd, 2007 in Southlake Texas.
NFSI/ANSI B-101 Update December 2009
ANSI B101.1 standard has been approved. This standard offers guidelines for
the measurement of wet static coefficient of friction of hard floor surfaces and
is considered the first U.S. floor safety standard designed to prevent
pedestrian slips and falls. The ANSI B101.1 standard allows facility managers
and others to measure the risk of slip and fall incidents.
Consolidated Safety Group, Inc President Appointed NFSI/ANSI B101.4
Michael Fraley has been appointed Chairman of the NFSI/ANSI B101.4 Sub
Committee. The B101.4 Standard is being created to address slip and fall
issues directly related to barefoot pedestrian traffic such as around pools,
showers, boat decks, etc.
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