Russell J. Kendzior - internationally recognized as a leading expert in slip-and-fall accident prevention - is the President and CEO of Traction Experts, Inc. and Founder of the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). Sought nationwide as a safety consultant, public speaker, and expert witness, Kendzior is the author of the best-selling book on accident prevention entitled, “Slip and Fall Prevention Made Easy” (Government Institutes, Inc., 1999) as well as the soon to be released book entitled, “Falls Aren’t Funny”. Mr. Kendzior is the author of the “OSHA Self-Inspection Checklist” (A.M. Best Company, 1997-current) and has written numerous articles on slip-and-fall accident prevention for such industry publications as Chain Store Age, ISSA Today, Services, Texas Lawyer, and Professional Retail Store Maintenance Magazine (PRSM). Mr. Kendzior has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared on several nationally televised news programs including ABC News, Good Morning America, and Inside Edition. Mr. Kendzior has also been the focus of a documentary on floor safety aired by PBS stations nationwide.
Mr. Kendzior frequently lectures for various trade and professional associations including: the National Restaurant Association and the ISSA (fna, International Sanitary Supply Association). He has also spoken before manufacturing groups representing the floor mat, floor care, and the floor coverings industries. Mr. Kendzior has been an active participant in the creation of numerous walkway safety standards and is currently the Secretary of the ANSI B101 Safety Requirements for Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention committee, and is a voting member of four American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) committees (ASTM develops and publishes a wide range of industry safety standards). In 2005, Mr. Kendzior was appointed as a Technical Advisor to the Board of Delegates of the National Safety Council. Mr. Kendzior is a graduate of Bradley University with a BS in Mathematics.