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Document ID (ISN)109604
CIS number 09-690
ISSN - Serial title 0946-7599 - Arbeit und Gesundheit
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gaik K., Kühnert K., Ahlbäumer G.
Title Can appropriate shoes protect against falls, slips and trips?
Original title Schützt der richtige Schuh vor Stolpern, Rutschen, Stürzen? [in German]
Bibliographic information 2008, No.12, p.10. Illus.
Internet access 09-0690.pdf [in German]
Abstract Three specialists give their opinion concerning the role played by shoes in falls, slips and trips. Shoes need to be adapted to the specific operating needs and hazards of the enterprise. For example, rail workers working in marshalling yards should wear high shoes to avoid ankle injuries. Safety shoes should be selected based on orthopaedic criteria, in particular with respect to their shape, the rigidity of the upper part, the fastening, the sole and the heel. The sole must be adapted to the type of flooring and be shock-absorbing.
Descriptors (primary) falls on the level; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; foot; selection of equipment; shock absorption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection