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Document ID (ISN)58402
CIS number 92-1375
ISSN - Serial title Research Reports of the Research Institute of Industrial Safety
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nagata H.
Title Study on slip-resistance measurements for footwear: 2nd report - Development of measuring system for slip-resistance
Original title Kutsu nosuberi shiken hōhō ni kansuru kenkyō: dai 2 hō - Suberi shiken sōchi no kaihatsu [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 10 May 1991, p.233-40. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety footwear; slipperiness testing; non-slip soles
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection