Part 3 - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW
Part 3 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106755 - 1 Hour
IDCEC Approved CEU Course: CEU-106755
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.
- Slip resistance
- The physics of coefficient of friction (COF), static coefficient of friction (SCOF), and dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF)
- The published standards available to measure risk and safety of flooring materials using wet static coefficient of friction (WSCOF), dry SCOF, wet dynamic coefficient of friction (WDCOF) and dry DCOF. Key standards include the ANSI B101.1 (WSCOF), ANSI B101.3 (WDCOF), ANSI A137.1 Acu-test™ (WDCOF), the new ANSI A326.3 (WDCOF), and the ASTM D2047 (Dry SCOF).
- The key ASTM standards related to walkways (walkway auditor qualifications, walkway safety).
- Approved slip meters available to measure COF.
- Current OSHA and ADA requirements related to walkways.
You will be able to apply your knowledge immediately, adding value on your design teams and to your clients.
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.
PreviewSection 1 - Part 3 Introduction (4:53)
StartSection 2 - Slip Resistance, Coefficient of Friction, Static Coefficient of Friction (7:48)
StartSection 3 - Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, D2047 (7:37)
StartSection 4 - B101.1, B101.3 (9:57)
StartSection 5 - A137.1 (5:53)
StartSection 6 - A326.3 (6:10)
StartSection 7 - Slipmeters (Tribometers) ASM825A, BOT3000E, GS-1 (7:35)
StartStandards (A137.1, A326.3)
StartVideo: Adhesion ("Stiction") explanation and example explaining why SCOF readings can have errors (1:52)
StartBibliography/Reference Material includes OSHA note on 0.50 COF
PreviewInstructor Information (1:29)