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Slip & Fall Accidents Expert Witness | Florida

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President and CEO of company which specializes in identifying areas prone to slip and fall accidents. He entered the field of slip and fall accident prevention as a participant in the development of a chemical compound. This chemical compound known as Anti Slip Solution would prevent slip & fall accidents when applied to the surface. He currently consults with clients nationwide regarding slip and fall prevention, slip and fall safety programs and maintenance protocol. He also conducts surface testing in slip and fall litigation to determine if the surface in question is suitable for the demands of the environment and the activities conducted. All surface testing is conducted using a BOT-3000E (Binary Output Tribometer) in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). The BOT-3000E is a robotic type of tribometer that represents the leading edge of technology in the field of slip resistance. This machine is designed to test both Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) as well as Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF). The test method is referred to as touch down friction� which simulates how a person's foot would contact the floor during normal ambulation. The BOT-3000E is an electromechanical device whose operation and output cannot be effected by the operator, thus making it the first user-independent tribometer. The BOT 3000E also has a data port allowing the operator to download results in PDF format. Surface testing using the BOT 3000E will assist in determining if the surface in question is suitable for the demands of the environment and the activities that are conducted.

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Location: Hollywood, FL DMG Inc. August 2007-Present Extensive Experience in Janitorial Supplies Slip-and-Fall Protection by Design (A1A Training) National Safety Council Workplace Training - Slips, Trips & Falls TCNA (Tile Council of America) Seminar titled New Requirement, New Method & New Threshold for Coefficient of Friction on Tile. ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials ANSI/NFSI B101.3-2012 Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials ANSI A137.1-2012 Specifications for Ceramic Tile ASTM F-1637-13 Standard Practice for Safe Walking Surfaces ASTM F-1646 -13 Standard Terminology Relating to Safety and Traction for Footwear ASTM F1694-14 Standard Guide for Composing Walkway Surface Investigation, Evaluation and Incident Report Forms for Slips, Stumbles, Trips and Falls ANSI/NFSI B101.5-2014 Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012 Standard Guide for Commercial Entrance Matting in Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls ANSI 1264.2-06 Provision of Slip Resistance on Walking/Working Surfaces BS: Philadelphia University

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