Tuesday, August 21, 2012.  The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has announced the development and release of a new NFSI Certified logo - applicable to both commercial and residential settings - to better represent the safety attributes of high-traction products certified by NFSI.

“The new logo features a prominent ‘check mark’ along with the NFSI acronym to validate that a certified product meets stringent requirements resulting in a high-traction outcome to better represent the meaning of NFSI Certification,” said Russell J. Kendzior, president of NFSI. 

The NFSI introduced its product certification system – in which it certifies floor coverings, mats, polishes, finishes, treatments, cleaning chemicals and equipment – in June 2002 to help reduce the growing number of slip-and-fall incidents, injuries and fatalities in commercial and residential settings.

“NFSI product certification is intended to provide product manufacturers the means to have their products independently evaluated for wet slip resistance,” stated Kendzior.  “The end result of this comprehensive evaluation process is to provide the end-user with relevant information to make a more informed buying decision. Our new logo serves to better identify high traction products.” Kendzior also cites J.C. Penney as an example of a company that uses the NFSI Certified mark on its line of home bath and kitchen mats.

The National Floor Safety Institute was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development.

National Floor Safety Institute headquarters: 2815 Exchange Blvd., Suite 200, Southlake, TX 76092. Visit http://www.nfsi.org/mission.php.