Part 2 - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW

Part 2 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106754 - HSW - 1 Hour

IDCEC Approved CEU Course: CEU-106754 HSW

Subject Code Primary: 5. Technical Knowledge

Subject Code Secondary: 8. Floorcoverings

Length: 1 Hour

Flooring materials provide a foundation for the spaces you design. Design considerations affect health, safety, and welfare issues. Material selection affects the risk and costs of slips and falls as well as cleaning time and cost.

Section 1: Learn about the annual $40+ billion slip and fall problem in residential and commercial facilities, the causes, key definitions, and factors affecting pedestrian safety.

Section 2: Explore types of flooring materials, contaminants, and zones. We describe best practice cleaning procedures to share with clients, and solutions to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

Section 3: Analyze the physics of slip resistance and friction, learn the ANSI and ASTM standards available to measure friction, testing devices available for use in material selection and developing specs, and current OSHA/ADA compliance requirements related to flooring.

You will be able to apply your knowledge immediately, adding value on your design teams and to your clients.

Your Instructor

David Collette
David Collette

David has over 15 years of developing walkway safety programs for all commercial facility types while at DiverseyLever, Johnson Wax, and Cintas.

He is a past Board Member at the National Floor Safety Institute and past Main Committee Member for the NFSI/ANSI B101 standard. He is currently a member of NFSI/ANSI B101.4 (Test Method for measuring the wet barefoot condition of flooring materials or products), ANSI A108 (Accredited Standards Committee on Ceramic and Glass Tile that manages the A137.1 and A326.3 standards), ASTM F13 (Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear), ASTM D21 (Polishes), F15.03 (Safety Standards for Bathtub and Shower Structures), and F06.6 (Resilient Floor Coverings - Slip Resistance).

He teaches the Substratum 3-day "Walkway Safety Professional" course, the 1/2 day "Introduction to Walkway Management", and the 3-hour "Design Considerations - Material Selection of Walkways for Health, Safety, and Welfare". Substratum is an approved CEU Provider for IDCEC.

He is a member of ASTM, ASSE, ISSA, FIRMA, and APEGM. He is a Fellow of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He has filed several patents related to walkway safety and has published articles and white papers in magazines like ISSA Today (ISSA), Facilitator Magazine (Restaurant Facility Management Association). He has presented to both company and industry events including RFMA and ACUHO-i (Assocation of College and University Housing Officers - International).

He has a Mechanical Engineering degree, has a Certificate in Assessing Walkway Safety from the University of Northern Texas, and is ANSI Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder #31.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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