|Document ID (ISN)||104840|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Aschan C., Hirvonen M., Mannelin T., Rajamńki E.
||Assessment of slip resistance of lumber wraps during frosty winter conditions
||Feb. 2004, Vol.33, No.2, p.149-157. Illus. 23 ref.
||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.
||dock work; materials testing; slipperiness testing; timber handling
||Finland; falls on the level; friction
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport