SOUTHLAKE, TX — The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has appointed Heidi Wilcox, lab technician and field specialist with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), to chair the committee developing the "ANSI/NFSI B101.2 Test Method for Determining the Impact on Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) of Various Chemical or Physical Walkway Surface Treatments," according to a press release.
ANSI/NFSI B101.2 will address products and processes used to clean flooring, and the complex factors that interplay and impact coefficient of friction (COF) or walkway surface traction, the release stated.
"We are excited to have Ms. Wilcox onboard as chair of the committee producing this vital, upcoming ANSI/NFSI B101.2 Standard," said Russell J. Kendzior, president of NFSI.
"Heidi's training as a lab technician, field specialist and NFSI-certified Walkway Auditor make her well qualified to help lead this effort," Kendzior added.
According to the release, members of the B101.2 Committee — including university researchers, experts on slip-and-fall incidents, manufacturers, end users, facilities managers and representatives of industry organizations — were chosen for their expertise in floor care and facility maintenance, and will be announced in a separate upcoming release.
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