alexa Practical Design Searches On Floor Finishes For Optimal Sip Resistance Performance Under Highly Slippery Environments
ISSN: 2169-0316

Industrial Engineering & Management
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

International Summit on Industrial Engineering
December 08-10, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport, USA

In-Ju Kim
Accepted Abstracts: Ind Eng Manage
DOI: 10.4172/2169-0316.S1.006
Abstract
Slips and falls are the second leading injury incident and have been recognized as a major threat to the safety of individuals not only in industry but also in daily living. Although many factors contribute to the slip and fall incidents, recent research has stressed the importance of surface roughness on slip resistance improvements. Rougher floors generally enhance traction properties under contaminated environments, but, it is unknown what roughness scales on the floor surface are required for effective controls of slip resistance performance. This study aimed to investigate slip resistance properties under two high slippery environments: soapy and oily surfaces and identify operative levels of floor surface roughness to support optimal slip resistance performance. Dynamic friction tests were conducted using 3 shoes and 9 floor specimens under soap suds- and machine oil-covered highly lubricated environments. The test results showed that significant effects of floor-type on dynamic friction coefficient were found in both contaminated conditions. Under the soapy condition, floors with 18 to 52 μm in Ra roughness scale seemed to represent an optimal range of surface roughness whilst under the oily condition; floors with 35 to 52 μm in Ra roughness scale seemed to represent an optimal range of surface roughness. However, the higher slip resistance performance was not supported by the rougher floors (>52 μm in Ra roughness scale). Those findings signify that walkways and/or floor surfaces seem to require different levels of coarseness for different types of environmental conditions to effectively and efficiently control slip and fall incidents.
Biography
Slips and falls are the second leading injury incident and have been recognized as a major threat to the safety of individuals not only in industry but also in daily living. Although many factors contribute to the slip and fall incidents, recent research has stressed the importance of surface roughness on slip resistance improvements. Rougher floors generally enhance traction properties under contaminated environments, but, it is unknown what roughness scales on the floor surface are required for effective controls of slip resistance performance. This study aimed to investigate slip resistance properties under two high slippery environments: soapy and oily surfaces and identify operative levels of floor surface roughness to support optimal slip resistance performance. Dynamic friction tests were conducted using 3 shoes and 9 floor specimens under soap suds- and machine oil-covered highly lubricated environments. The test results showed that significant effects of floor-type on dynamic friction coefficient were found in both contaminated conditions. Under the soapy condition, floors with 18 to 52 μm in Ra roughness scale seemed to represent an optimal range of surface roughness whilst under the oily condition; floors with 35 to 52 μm in Ra roughness scale seemed to represent an optimal range of surface roughness. However, the higher slip resistance performance was not supported by the rougher floors (>52 μm in Ra roughness scale). Those findings signify that walkways and/or floor surfaces seem to require different levels of coarseness for different types of environmental conditions to effectively and efficiently control slip and fall incidents.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version