“Over 7 million people will seek emergency room treatment this year as a result of an accidental fall which 33,000 will die. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death for the elderly and a leading cause for nursing home admissions all of which is fueling an explosive growth in slip, trip and fall lawsuits and driving an annual estimated cost of $100 billion.”
- Russell J. Kendzior
Russell J. Kendzior, is the President of Traction Experts, Inc. and founder of the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI, www.nfsi.org). Internationally recognized as the leading safety expert in slip, trip, and, fall accident prevention, Kendzior has been retained in over 800 slip, trip, and, fall lawsuits. He has expertise in cases involving ADA and OSHA violations; and is a leading researcher, educator, and expert consultant to the manufacturing, insurance, and safety industries. He is also the author of Falls Aren't Funny: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Slip-and-Fall Crisis (2010) and Slip-and-Fall Prevention Made Easy: A Comprehensive Guide to Preventing Accidents (1999).
"Enter the herculean energies of Russell Kendzior to speak prevention and mitigation to this indifference and sometimes outright opposition to change for safety and the economic costs thereby avoided as well. He links knowledge to action to diffusion and is the guiding force behind pertinent safety standards."
— Ralph Nader, author of Unsafe at Any Speed
"Russell's professional resume shows his leadership in the safety profession. When OSHA begun revising its sub-part D. Walking and Working Surfaces standard, Russell was asked to provide input which was of great value in the regulatory process."
— Edwin G. Foulke, Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
"We retained Russ in a floor mat trip and fall case and after a long and difficult battle we were able to overturn a lower courts summary judgment at the state supreme court, which lead to a $3.95 million settlement."
— Scott Blumenshine, Meyer and Blumenshine, Chicago, IL
"Russ is one of the most knowledgable, passionate and focused expert witness I have had the pleasure to work with. A true professional."
— William K. Goldfarb, The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb
"Russ is the experts expert!"
— Charles Dunkel, Shirley Mills, LLP, Houston, TX
"Russ Kendzior’s trial presence is without a doubt one of the best we have seen of any expert witness we have hired."
— Terry Evans, Andereck, Evans, Widger, Lewis & Figg, LLC
"Russ Kendzior is the Albert Einstein of the walkway safety industry."
— Benjamin Hall, Hall Law Firm in Houston, Texas