Chapter 3. A New Slip Resistance Tester

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William English C.S.P., P.E.

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch3

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

English, W. (1994) A New Slip Resistance Tester, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch3

Author Information

  1. Risk Management Consultant Oakton, VA 22124

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • tractwn tester;
  • inexpensive;
  • valid slipperiness;
  • operator-dependent biases;
  • architectural

Summary

A new traction tester designed to overcome the major objections against traditional devices has been developed in an effort to produce a relatively inexpensive, portable, valid slipperiness tester that is practical for in situ testing. The instant actuation feature and the unit configuration overcome the well-known “stiction” problem and variability of results attributed to operator-dependent biases. The new traction tester is called the Universal Sliptester because it is designed to take both dynamic and static readings on any surface, wet or dry. Its intended uses are for practical tribometry in workplaces and for determining compliance with regulatory guidelines proposed under OSHA and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board rule-making.