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Document ID (ISN)64814
CIS number 95-1511
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leclercq S., Tisserand M., Saulnier H.
Title Slip-resistant footwear - Application of experiments to occupational risk prevention
Original title Les chaussures antidérapantes - Application de l'expérimentation à la prévention [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 1995, No.158, Note No.1982-158-95, p.47-55. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract The effects on slip resistance of several factors linked to the manufacture or use of safety footwear were studied: 1) dispersion of slip resistance of various samples of different shoe models, assessed over a 3-year period: fluctuations varying from 14 to 55% were observed, according to the model; 2) effects of shoe wear through walking: slip resistance increased from 0 to 54% for compact elastomer soles and from 33 to 100% for polyurethane foam soles; 3) influence of the hardness of sole material: on smooth, greasy floors the effect, if any, is very slight; 4) effect of halogenation of the sole: no consistent effect on slip resistance. The shoe slip resistance measurement method standardized in France and Italy is outlined. The influence of other factors, particularly tread pattern and sole shape, is emphasized.
Descriptors (primary) slipperiness testing; non-slip soles
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; description of technique; adhesion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection