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The proliferation of standards creates confusion by both consumers of slip-resistance testing services and even those f4889 such services. The results shall be available at the site and to the steel erector. If you are a SATRA member but not yet registered for online access please register as a new user below. A section of calibrated standard flooring, an alternative floor surface, or a special surface such as ice is placed onto the floor carriage.

It is common to atsm footwear against a dry floor and wet floor and, in some cases, a surface with a defined lubricant. This section of the standard was never enacted and eventually removed from the standard. The horizontal and vertical forces are measured during the test. This standard, rather than specifying a method, provides f4899 framework under which tribometers can be validated. The coefficient of friction is defined as the ratio of the horizontal force to the vertical force as the shoe slips.

In addition to the coefficient of friction result, the loads, speeds, horizontal distance covered and a continuous calculation of coefficient of friction astmm recorded graphically for the duration of the test.

Using the new ASTM slip standard

The machine and associated test methods have gained wide acceptance in the global footwear industry, with sales made to brands, manufacturers, test laboratories and institutes around f89 world. The footwear is mounted on a foot forme which, in turn is mounted onto the loading frame. In addition, this method would generate sticktion problems on wet surfaces, so it is not recommended for evaluating wet slip-resistance. The method evaluates wet and dry conditions.


This was primarily driven by those in the coating industry whose coatings did not meet the safety specification. Various combinations of floor and awtm are possible.

ASTM F – 96 Standard Test Method for Using a James Machine

Technical links STM Slip resistance tester. A proposed standard for Subpart D does make a reference to a 0. The method uses asym Mark I, which are not readily produced. The SATRA STM has been developed with the benefit of extensive research into slip and slip testing methods, together with the experience gained from the daily practical use of the machine in the SATRA footwear testing laboratories. Rise height and tread width shall be uniform throughout any flight of stairs including any foundation structure used as one or more treads of the stairs.

It can also validate these products against a footwear specification in which a required coefficient of friction has been specified. The English XL F was the first tribometer to be validated under this standard. This testing method was also specific to a device called the V489 Mark II. Standards Dealing with Design Requirements: Hence, a low coefficient of friction indicates that only a low horizontal load would be needed to cause the shoe to slip against the flooring type used in the test.

ASTM Slip-Testing Methods – HighEHS

Additional information can be entered through the machine keyboard, allowing test criteria and other relevant data to be included. OSHA requires the use of slip-resistant surfaces in several locations in their standards.

Reducing the risk of footwear slip is a critical safety aspect to be considered. During the period when this section was open for comment, the company president, provided comments to OSHA on the reasons to retain the provision in the regulation atsm.


The method can be used on nearly all surfaces. Footwear set in STM cradle prior to slip testing. SATRA offers a wide range of unique member services and products designed to enhance technical knowledge and help improve profitability and global sales.

Asrm resistance testing is a complex process, and ashm effective slip test machine needs to control and measure a number of key criteria reproducing the critical factors relating to slip when walking. The output from the test is a determination of the coefficient of friction between the shoe and the test surface.

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Such documentation or certification shall be based on the appropriate ASTM standard test method conducted by a laboratory capable of performing the test.

The is the testing method which was specific to the English XL tribometer.

ASTM-F489 James Shoes Anti-Slip Tester

This method uses the stationary James Machine. Standards Related to Slip-Resistance There are many different slip-resistance testing standards. How can we help? The OSHA steel erection standards contained a provision for slip-resistance requirements for painted structural steel upon which ironworkers would walk. Articles by Our Staff.

Some product manufacturers incorrectly point to this proposed standard as a rule to which employers must comply. Home About Us Our Staff. Once initiated, awtm program brings the footwear into contact with the test surface and applies a pre-set vertical load before translating the floor horizontally at a controlled speed. SATRA TM continues to provide a comprehensive basis for the development and approval of footwear, with respect to slip, within the global footwear industry.