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Flooring + Safety


“Flooring + Safety in the Built Environment is a comprehensive overview of the science that accurately describes the relationship between flooring and safety in commercial and institutional settings. It is an objective discussion of the safety properties of various types of flooring and the implications of those properties on people, such as patients and staff in hospitals, teachers and students in learning environments, and workers in commercial office spaces. This presentation will also include a discussion of how a floor covering’s safety properties can affect the actual cost of owning the flooring and a business’ bottom line. (1 Continuing Education Credit) 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain how flooring contributes to safety in the built environment.
  • Assess the safety properties of different floor coverings.
  • Explain to others the importance of considering safety properties when specifying flooring.
  • Understand the relationship between the safety properties of flooring, the lifecycle costs of the flooring and a business’ bottom line.



EDAC Course ID:
November 24, 2017 to November 24, 2020
Class Frequency:
Lecture/Educational Session