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Document ID (ISN)60972
CIS number 93-1715
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jung K., Fischer A.
Title An ISO test method for determining slip resistance of footwear. Determination of its precision
Bibliographic information Apr. 1993, Vol.16, No.2, p.115-127. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract An interlaboratory trial was conducted using a total of eight test facilities for determining shoe anti-slip characteristics. The examination plan was based on an ISO-draft proposal defining requirements for the testing machines. Tests were carried out to determine the friction coefficient between a shoe and a smooth steel plate covered with a lubricant. Results indicated that although each test machine gave results of acceptable accuracy, the measuring results of the various machines differed considerably. It was agreed that the test method in its present form is not acceptable as an international standard.
Descriptors (primary) safety footwear; slipperiness testing; ISO
Descriptors (secondary) accuracy; test equipment; comparative study; comment on standard; evaluation of results
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection