|Document ID (ISN)||58402|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Research Reports of the Research Institute of Industrial Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Study on slip-resistance measurements for footwear: 2nd report - Development of measuring system for slip-resistance
||Kutsu nosuberi shiken hōhō ni kansuru kenkyō: dai 2 hō - Suberi shiken sōchi no kaihatsu [in Japanese]|
||10 May 1991, p.233-40. Illus. 18 ref.
||A new measuring system for the slip resistance of footwear was developed by the Research Institute of Industrial Safety (RIIS). In Japan, no appropriate slip resistance meter for footwear had existed until recently. In a pilot test using a prototype on a lubricated floor, the coefficient of dynamic friction and the slipperiness felt by test participants who walked on the floor were convincingly correlated. On the basis of the prototype test results, an improved model incorporating an artificial foot was built. The device introduced here is considerably different from the type of slip meter which is often used by architects when they choose floor materials. The RIIS meters are meant to be used for measuring at a place where actual slipping occurs. Given that slower slipping is less risky, an attempt was made to evaluate with the new measuring instruments less dangerous slips of footwear on a slippery surface. Much more attention had to be paid to dynamic friction than to static friction.
||safety footwear; slipperiness testing; non-slip soles
||description of technique; description of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Foot and leg protection