Brent Johnson has served as a facilities manager in the healthcare industry for twelve years before moving to the floor safety industry. In his experience, he has recognized the need for extensive research in the reduction of the risks contributing to slip and fall incidents. He has witnessed, first hand, the physical, mental and financial devastation that can result from unsafe walkways, thus resulting in his proactive, rather than reactive management philosophy.
During his tenure in the healthcare industry he has served on Environment of Care, Safety, and Emergency Management committees for a major suburban hospital network focusing on the prevention of injuries and identification of potential hazards. As a Facility Safety Officer he has proposed and implemented solutions to minimize risks and enhance the safety for all users of a healthcare facility.test
Mr. Johnson’s experience also includes a background in education and the physical sciences which enables him to apply and articulate the physics and properties of the coefficient of friction and it’s implications with walkway surfaces and safety. As an educator and national lecturer, Brent’s desire is to inform and partner with other industries to reduce the risks and potentially prevent slip and fall events and injuries. His ability to apply the scientific standards for measurement of floor safety established by the National Floor Safety Institute and ANSI as part of a comprehensive walkway management program can help reduce the exposure of a facility to litigation as well as create a safer environment for employees and patrons. Brent is a member of ASTM, ASSE, the ANSI B101 main committee and the chairman of the ANSI B101.0 Walkway Auditing Procedure subcommittee. He was the first Certified Walkway Auditing Safety Specialist and is now an instructor for the NFSI’s Walkway Auditor Certification Class as well as a Certified XL Tribometrist.