|Document ID (ISN)||66955|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
|Convention or series no.
||Folachier M., Tisserand M., Lugdunum B., Tissot C., Bastide J.C., Goris A.M., Richez J.P.
||Tripping is funny only before it happens
||"La glissade n'est risible ... qu'avant l'accident" [in French]|
||Feb. 1996, No.545, p.16-30, 35-52. Illus. 6 ref.
||Accidents due to slipping account for about 10% of all occupational accidents, and for an even higher proportion of home and leisure accidents. Preventive action must be taken on three fronts: preventing slippery materials from spilling on the ground, choosing slip-resistant flooring and equipping personnel with anti-slip footwear. This article discusses: the protection offered by safety shoes as a function of floor surface; characteristics of footwear; analysis of 72 accidents; descriptions of some accidents; cases of falls on the level; main aspects of the hazard; recommended floor coverings; descriptions of the situation in the food industry and in a machine-building enterprise; the many factors behind slips; 600 in-situ measurements of slip resistance; characteristics of slip-resistant floors; anti-slip footwear; methods of measuring slip resistance; applicable French regulations.
||falls of persons; falls on the level; safety shoes; slippery floors
||France; statistical aspects; legislation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Foot and leg protection