The development of a universal approach to testing of walkway slip resistance in the U.S

James Flynn, Steven Di Pilla, Keith Vidal
2012 Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation  
The measurement of walkway slip resistance is required to assess the risk of slipping. Unlike other countries, the U.S. has not decided upon a single approach to the measurement of slip resistance. Several types of tribometers are available to measure slip resistance however, the measured value of the slip resistance of a given surface has been found to be tribometer specific. The introduction of ASTM International Standard F2508 Standard Practice for Validation and Calibration of Walkway
more » ... eters Using Reference Surfaces, has produced a method which allows validation of each type of tribometer and the values generated during testing.
doi:10.3233/wor-2012-0606-3355 fatcat:japozv32bze4xliwpyohsqpl24