Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention Experts

aka NFSI   |   Hurst, TX   |
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EIN: 75-2749760


To aid in the prevention of slip-and-fall accidents through education, research and standards development.

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Mr. Russell J. Kendzior

Deputy Director

Mrs. Laura Cooper

Main address

1845 Precinct Line Rd. Suite 212

Hurst, TX 76054 USA

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Public safety

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Community and economic development

Population served info



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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Standards Development

The National Floor safety Institute is the leading advocate for slip-and-fall accident awareness and prevention and offers a wide range of information and services including: independent testing of flooring related products, conducts educational workshops for businesses and trade organizations, and offers a wide-range of information relevent to slip-and-fall prevention on its website.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mr. Russell J. Kendzior

Russell J. Kendzior is President and CEO of Traction Plus, Inc. and Founder of the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). Internationally recognized as an expert in the prevention of slip-and-fall accidents, Mr. Kendzior is a nationally acclaimed lecturer, author and legal consultant. Author of the best selling book entitled ?Slip and Fall Prevention Made Easy? Mr. Kendzior has written a wide range of articles and newsletters for various trade publications and safety journals. A member of the National Safety Council and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is currently serving on several ASTM committees including F-13, D-21, C-21 and F-6 committees which seek to develop slip-resistant safety standards.

Deputy Director

Laura Cooper


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 11/07/2023
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Board chair

Mr. Russell Kendzior

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/7/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.