ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)70130
CIS number 97-2039
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stevenson M.
Title Evaluation of the slip resistance of six types of women's safety shoe using a newly developed testing machine
Bibliographic information Apr. 1997, Vol.13, No.2, p.175-182. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access 97-2039.pdf [in English]
Abstract The slip resistance of six types of women's safety shoe was assessed using a machine designed by Worksafe Australia for measuring the coefficient of friction between shoes and floor samples under realistic slipping conditions. The machine and test procedures are described. Differences were found between the six tested safety shoes, but all gave reasonable performance. The machine gave consistent results under test conditions recommended by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Descriptors (primary) slipperiness testing; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; evaluation of equipment; safety by design; friction; Australia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection