Detroit’s Slipnot Signs National Health Care Flooring Products and Services Agreement

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A state-of-the-art hospital increased the safety of its entryway for hospital visitors by installing Slipnot anti-slip surface technology on stairs. // Courtesy of Slipnot
A state-of-the-art hospital increased the safety of its entryway for hospital visitors by installing Slipnot anti-slip surface technology on stairs. // Courtesy of Slipnot

Slipnot, a Detroit-based provider of specialty safety flooring and surface technologies, has been awarded a national group purchasing agreement for flooring products and services with Premier Inc., a health care improvement company in North Carolina.

The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for specialized safety flooring products and surface technologies.

Premier is an alliance of approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals and 225,000 other providers to transform health care. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, consulting, and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

“Every day, 175 million Americans leave their homes to go to work, many in our healthcare facilities charged with the critical roles to provide care and treatment,” says William Davidson, president of Slipnot. “We work with health care facility and safety managers, specifiers, and installers to share preventative safety strategies that help avoid hospital visits and lost workdays. Our only priority, as a purpose-driven company, is to return people home safely at the end of each business day.”

Slipnot safety flooring and surface technologies have a patented, high-friction coating that provides durability, ease-of-maintenance, reduced down time, and lost workdays in busy, 24/7 operating environments. Slipnot offers solutions for nearly every application in healthcare environments, from building entrances and loading docks to patient areas, food service, helipads, rehabilitation areas, employee breakrooms, and more.

The company applies its coating to steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plates, grates, and ladders to transform walkways, entryways, stairs, ramps, and drains into safe, non-slip surfaces.

The slip-resistant coating technology, according to Slipnot, creates “unparalleled bond strength to metal surfaces, making it nearly impossible to slip and fall even with the toughest grease, water, and other spills.”

“There is a 90 percent greater risk of slips, trips, and falls in health care environments than in all other private industries combined,” says Mark Kearschner, director of health care and hospitality at Slipnot. “Efforts to address these danger zones are often oversimplified with Slippery When Wet signs or tape covering hazardous slip areas. In reality, quick fixes are inadequate and can make wet areas even more slippery and unsafe.”

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