Most people have slipped on stairs at least once in their lifetime and it is not a pleasant experience. Stairs create a slip and fall risk for a number of reasons, and falls down stairs are often more severe. The second highest cause of deaths in the US is slip and fall accidents. While stairs outdoors have to deal with adverse weather conditions, stairs indoors can become slippery as well. It can be as simple as someone running late to work and spilling their coffee running up the stairs or water tracked in from outside on a rainy day. Places of employment can have an increased risk because the soles of most dress shoes are very smooth. Sadly injuries resulting from wet stairs occur daily and are sometimes fatal. Regardless of the location, or surface of the stairs, it is extremely important to treat stairs with a slip resistant product to reduce the high risk of injuries for these potentially fatal accidents.