Contamination: The role of contamination

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Most slip accidents happen when floors are wet or dusty.

Contaminants like clean and dirty water, food and drink, oils, teaching materials such as chemicals and paints, dust, grit and mud reduce the slip resistance of a floor making a slip accident more likely.

Fact: Slips rarely happen on clean, dry floors.

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