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Document ID (ISN)104840
CIS number 06-426
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aschan C., Hirvonen M., Mannelin T., Rajamńki E.
Title Assessment of slip resistance of lumber wraps during frosty winter conditions
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.33, No.2, p.149-157. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The aim of this project was to reduce the risk of accidents during the loading and unloading lumber bundles by developing a measurement method to estimate the slipperiness of lumber wraps and by determining the slip resistance values required for safe working. The slip resistance of lumber wraps was assessed in laboratory walking tests and showed significant correlation with results of the proposed measurement method. Based on the results, the limit value for the dynamic coefficient of friction of the frost-covered lumber wraps was recommended to be ≥0.30. The method may be used to estimate the slipperiness of existing lumber wraps and in the development of new, safer products.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; materials testing; slipperiness testing; timber handling
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; falls on the level; friction
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation