Slip Resistance Testing

Slip resistance is a term that describes the relative force that resists the tendency of a shoe or foot to slide along a walkway surface.   We measure slip resistance in wet and dry conditions using an English XL manufactured by Excel Tribometers.  The manufacturer validates our tribometer on a yearly basis according to specifications set forth in ASTM F2508-13: Standard Practice for Validation, Calibration, and Certification of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces.

Joseph Cohen is a certified XL tribometrist (CXLT).          

Contact

San Diego (Main): (619) 464-4427

Las Vegas: (702) 350-2097

Orange County/Los Angeles/Inland Emprire: (714) 987-1050

 

New Publications

Nemire, K., Cohen, J., & Cohen, H. (Eds.) (due in 2014).  The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Guide to Forensic Human Factors.  Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.

Resnick, M., & Cohen, J. (due in 2014).  Workplace issues in forensic human factors.  In The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Guide to Forensic Human Factors (1987-2012).  Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.   

Kuzel, M., Cohen, H., Rauschenberger, R., & Cohen, J. (2013).  Evaluation of mobile eye tracking for forensic analysis of pedestrian falls. 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, September-October, San Diego, CA.

News

01 Under sub-contract to Intuitive Design Solutions (now Humanproof™), EAI revised the FAA’s Human Factors Design Standard concerning workplace layouts and design of passageways, including walkways, platforms, elevators, inclinators, entrances, exits, ramps, ladders, and stairs.

02 Error Analysis consultants to write chapter on Fall Forensics in Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices due in 2015.

03 Joseph Cohen named to the Finance and Budget Committee of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

04 Joseph Cohen elected Vice President of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

05 H. Harvey Cohen named the alternate representative of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society to the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) Z535 committee concerning warning labels and instructions.