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Seeking Validation and Consensus on Slip-Resistance Measurements and Standards. Report From the Workshop on Evolution of Slip-Resistance Standards November 21-22, 1996.


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Frohnsdorff, G. J. C.; Martin, J. W.

NISTIR 5988; 33 p. March 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-152979

Keywords:

slip resistance; standards; buildings; floors; measurement; need for standards; performance criteria; recommendations; workshop

Abstract:

In view of widespread confusion about slip-resistance measurements, standards, and criteria, a workshop on "Evolution of Slip-Resistance Standards" was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology on November 21 and 22, 1996. The participants in the workshop represented a cross-section of interested parties, including members of ASTM, ANSI, and ACI committees which are developing slip-resistance and related standards, manufacturers of flooring materials, forensic engineers and private consultants, academic researchers, and representatives of several federal agencies concerned with safety in buildings and other facilities. The main workshop objective was, essentially: To decide if there is a need for improved or harmonized standard test methods and performance criteria for slip-resistance and, if so, to identify ways in which the desired result could be achieved and recommend actions to be taken.