Seeking Validation and Consensus on Slip-Resistance Measurements and Standards. Report From the Workshop on Evolution of Slip-Resistance Standards November 21-22, 1996.
Seeking Validation and Consensus on Slip-Resistance
Measurements and Standards. Report From the Workshop on
Evolution of Slip-Resistance Standards November 21-22,
Frohnsdorff, G. J. C.; Martin, J. W.
NISTIR 5988; 33 p. March 1997.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-152979
slip resistance; standards; buildings; floors;
measurement; need for standards; performance criteria;
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.