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Document ID (ISN)110702
CIS number 10-0276
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Food and metalworking industries: Antislip flooring
Original title Agroalimentaire et industries métallurgiques: revêtement des sols antidérapants [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, p.14-17. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) slippery floors; food industry; metalworking industry; risk factors; falls on the level
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; friction; premises; slipperiness testing; selection of equipment; safety by design; legal aspects; comment on standard
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Metalworking industry
Surface treatment