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Document ID (ISN)63289
CIS number 94-2120
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirk P., Parker R.
Title The effect of spiked boots on logger safety, productivity and workload
Bibliographic information Apr. 1994, Vol.25, No.2, p.106-110. 15 ref.
Abstract In a study of the effectiveness of spike-soled (caulked) boots, four loggers were intensively observed at work while wearing their conventional rubber-soled boots and then spike-soled boots. Results indicated that spike-soled boots were associated with a significant reduction in the frequency of slips and had no adverse effect on work methods, physiological workload or productivity. Spike-soled boots are now being promoted for use by loggers in New Zealand as a simple method to reduce slipping, tripping and falling accidents.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; logging and forestry operations; logging; falls on the level; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; antislip studs; field tests; physical workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection
Forestry and logging