Anti-Slip Bathtub and Shower Treatment
Excerpts from THE SLIP AND FALL HANDBOOK Case Evaluation, Preparation and Settlement
Stephen I. Rosen J.D., PhD. - Hanrow Press
ASTM Specification F462-79(1999) Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities
1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the slip resistance of bathtubs and shower structures or combinations, used for bathing or showering, or both, herein referred to as bathing facilities.
1.2 This specification establishes definitions, methods of testing the slip resistance of bathing facilities, and the in-use performance requirements needed to minimize the accidents caused by slipperiness during any reasonable use.
1.3 This consumer safety specification is intended to describe a means to reduce accidents to persons, especially children and the aged, resulting from the use of bathing facilities.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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