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Document ID (ISN)109980
CIS number 09-927
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aschan C., Hirvonen M., Rajamńki E., Mannelin T., Ruotsalainen J., Ruuhela R.
Title Performance of slippery and slip-resistant footwear in different wintry weather conditions measured in situ
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009, Vol.47, No.8, p.1195-1200. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) falls of persons; slippery floors; Finland; weather
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; reliability; description of technique; slipperiness testing; non-slip soles
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena