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Many people are injured every year during a visit to someone’s home or a place of business. In fact, there are several misconceptions surrounding slip and fall accidents. Below are some debunked myths.

Slip & Fall Myths

Myth: Shiny floors are less slip resistant.

A floor’s shine has little to do with how safe and/or slip resistant the floor is.

Myth: Buffing or burnishing a floor decreases slip resistance.

Floor surfaces increase slip resistance if the floor is properly buffed.

The greater the slip resistance, the safer the floor is. If the slip resistance is too high, “maintenance costs [can] go up” because soil is attracted to the floor. Additionally, a floor with very high slip resistance may be “tacky,” which can lead to a slip and fall accident.

You can read more about slip and fall accidents and associated myths by visiting EHS Today. Our Slip and Fall Accident Help Center also includes expert analysis, key strategies, and bottom line advice to help you stay safe and navigate through the challenging process from the scene of an accident all the way to a successful resolution of all the issues – medical, insurance, and legal.

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