Effect of Open Area on
of Vehicular Walking Surfaces
A review of past and current codes, standards and specifications
reveals that while "self-cleaning" is a desirable
characteristic of vehicle access and walking surfaces, its importance
and definition needs further study. A method is proposed to
aid in determining if a step or walking surface can be said
to be "self-cleaning". This method attempts to relate
the percentage of open area to whether foreign substances can
readily build up on the walking surface and degrade friction
between the walking surface and the sole of a shoe.
A Slip, A Fall, A Claim: The non-driving
accident can cost more than on on the highway.
||ABSTRACT: No matter what size the operation, truck managers must face the fact that mushrooming insurance premiums are a way of life. And they won't be going away, at least in the near future.
In this sue-happy society, about the only way to avoid lawsuits -- and the insurance rate hikes that accompany them -- is to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.