|Document ID (ISN)||109980|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Aschan C., Hirvonen M., Rajamńki E., Mannelin T., Ruotsalainen J., Ruuhela R.
||Performance of slippery and slip-resistant footwear in different wintry weather conditions measured in situ
||Oct. 2009, Vol.47, No.8, p.1195-1200. Illus. 31 ref.
||In Finland, about 70,000 pedestrians are injured each year in fall accidents, two-thirds of which occur when the walking surface is covered by ice or snow. This study was carried out to evaluate the usability of a portable slip simulator for measuring slipperiness of walkways during winter conditions and to assess slip resistance of different footwear. The simulator was found to be a reliable tool, potentially enabling the Finnish meteorological office to provide warnings of very slippery days.
||falls of persons; slippery floors; Finland; weather
||description of equipment; reliability; description of technique; slipperiness testing; non-slip soles
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport