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Stairways

Hazard: Slips, trips and falls on stairways are a major source of injuries and fatalities among construction workers.

Solution

  • Stairway treads and walkways must be free of dangerous objects, debris and materials.
  • Slippery conditions on stairways and walk- ways must be corrected immediately.
  • Make sure that treads cover the entire step and landing.
  • Stairways having four or more risers or ris- ing more than 30 inches must have at least one handrail.