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Document ID (ISN)110743
CIS number 10-0404
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hsu Y.W., Li K.W.
Title A field assessment of floor slipperiness in a fish market in Taiwan
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.48, No.5, p.556-561. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract A field assessment of floor slipperiness in 10 fish stands in a fish market in Taiwan was conducted, using both friction measurements and subjective ratings. The friction measurements were conducted using the Portable Skid Resistance Tester (PSRT). The subjective ratings of floor slipperiness of both the workers and the customers were collected. The friction measurement results showed that the sink areas had both the lowest friction values and subjective ratings. The overall friction measurements and subjective ratings were in fair agreement. The customers perceived the walkways as somewhere between "very slippery" to "somewhat slippery" and the picking-up areas as "very slippery". These were different from the perceptions of the workers where they perceived both areas as "somewhat slippery". Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); fish; slippery floors; stall and market salespersons
Descriptors (secondary) friction; slipperiness testing; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Fishing