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Document ID (ISN)66955
CIS number 96-1040
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Folachier M., Tisserand M., Lugdunum B., Tissot C., Bastide J.C., Goris A.M., Richez J.P.
Title Tripping is funny only before it happens
Original title "La glissade n'est risible ... qu'avant l'accident" [in French]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1996, No.545, p.16-30, 35-52. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access 96-1040.pdf [in French]
Abstract Accidents due to slipping account for about 10% of all occupational accidents, and for an even higher proportion of home and leisure accidents. Preventive action must be taken on three fronts: preventing slippery materials from spilling on the ground, choosing slip-resistant flooring and equipping personnel with anti-slip footwear. This article discusses: the protection offered by safety shoes as a function of floor surface; characteristics of footwear; analysis of 72 accidents; descriptions of some accidents; cases of falls on the level; main aspects of the hazard; recommended floor coverings; descriptions of the situation in the food industry and in a machine-building enterprise; the many factors behind slips; 600 in-situ measurements of slip resistance; characteristics of slip-resistant floors; anti-slip footwear; methods of measuring slip resistance; applicable French regulations.
Descriptors (primary) falls of persons; falls on the level; safety shoes; slippery floors
Descriptors (secondary) France; statistical aspects; legislation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection