|Document ID (ISN)||110702|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Food and metalworking industries: Antislip flooring
||Agroalimentaire et industries métallurgiques: revêtement des sols antidérapants [in French]|
||Mar. 2010, p.14-17. Illus.
||Fall accidents caused by slips represent approximately 10% of all occupational accidents, which confirms the importance of suitable flooring. This article reviews the main points to consider when selecting flooring, particularly in the food and metalworking industries, two sectors which are strongly affected by slips: standards and regulations; studies on slip resistance; factors influencing floor slipperiness; factors influencing the risk of falls; flooring selection. A table summarizing the properties of various types of flooring for use in the food and metalworking industries is included.
||slippery floors; food industry; metalworking industry; risk factors; falls on the level
||Belgium; friction; premises; slipperiness testing; selection of equipment; safety by design; legal aspects; comment on standard
||D - Periodical articles
||Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport