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NFSI announces slip and fall prevention coalition

September 16, 2013

SOUTHLAKE, TX — The non-profit National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has formed a Slip/Fall Prevention Coalition to reduce slips, trips and falls and related injury, according to a press release.

The coalition consists of the NFSI board of directors, NFSI members and non-member organizations seeking to advance the health and safety mission of the NFSI, the release stated.

"Our goal is to build a comprehensive network of organizations, associations, unions, and other stakeholders impacted by the growing costs of slips, trips and falls. The problem cannot be solved by the NFSI alone, but NFSI will serve as catalyst to advance the discussion," said Russell Kendzior, president of NFSI.

According to the release, the first NFSI coalition involves a consortium of prominent organizations interested in the prevention of slip, trip and fall (STF) incidents in restaurants and foodservice environments, where these events are a leading cause of occupational injuries.

The Boise-based Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) educational center and website will provide marketing support and exposure within the facilities cleaning industry, the release noted.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) will also directly support the outreach, the release added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.