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Five Key OSHA Standards for Work Platforms

OSHA requirements for work platforms have always been horribly complex. Here is a list of five current OSHA standards for work platforms that you may not be aware of. 1. Any working surface 4 feet or higher must be protected with guardrails on all sides at least 42" tall. The platform's height cannot exceed 4x its base width. OSHA 1910

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Handrails needed or not?

This topic has come up over and over at our plant. When building an elevated work platform, at what height are handrails required by OSHA . We have several platforms that are less than about 12" above the floor without handrails, that operators use intermittently.

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Barriers and handrails Building Performance

The handrail and barrier can rise to the 1100mm height over a transition zone about 300mm long, depending on the stair slope. Barriers and Clause B2 durability Acceptable Solution B2/AS1 Table 1 specifies the durability requirements of nominated building elements.

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Work at Height

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 changed the meaning of working platforms, which were traditionally seen as fully-boarded platforms with handrails and toe boards. A working platform can now be virtually any surface from which work can be carried out, such as:

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Handrails needed or not?

I never found an exact height before a platform must have handrails. A hole more than 12" deep must have a cover or gaurd. In the companies I've worked for, each one had a different design spec for handrails, anywhere from 8" to 29 1/2" as the set requirement.

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Work Platforms

Standoff Landing Platform, Material Steel, Platform Style Single Access, Load Capacity 300 lb., Platform Length 32 In., Platform Width 36 In., Overall Height 79 In., Handrail Height 42 In., Number of Guard Rails 2, Tread Serrated, Color Gray, Finish Powder Coat, For Use With Fixed Welded Steel Ladders, Standards OSHA 1910.27, 1926.1053 and ANSI

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At What Height is Fall Protection Required?

In shipyard work and marine terminal work, your trigger height may be 4 or 5 depending on the situation This means that at any point your employees are exposed to heights equal to or greater than these, they must have some sort of protection, whether it be fall arrest systems, railings, or some other means.

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OSHA Compliant, Crossover Platforms and Crossover Stairs

Non-slip self-draining treads, robust powder coated hand rails, six square feet of work platform and a full toe board to prevent tools from falling. RollaStep is extremely lightweight and with 360 degrees swiveling wheels, it can be easily maneuvered into even the most confined work areas.

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Walking-Working Surfaces OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.21-30

A standard railing shall consist of top rail, intermediate rail, and posts, and shall have a vertical height of 42 inches nominal from upper surface of top rail to floor, platform, runway, or ramp level.

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Double Entry Work Platform with Handrails Custom Made

Double Entry Work Platform with Handrails 1,022.00 The Double Entry Work Platform is ideal for use in warehouses and other industrial settings, it comes with a heavy duty pedal activated lockstep.

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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

An exception addresses the height of the railings, guards, or handrails where a fishing pier or platform is required to include a guard, railing, or handrail higher than 34 inches 865 mm above the ground or deck surface.

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Clearing Up the Confusion Surrounding Fall Protection

A standard railing consists of a top rail, intermediate rail and posts, and has a vertical height of 42 inches from the upper surface of the top rail to floor, platform, runway or ramp level. The top rail must be smooth-surfaced throughout the length of the railing.

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Safety and Health Topics Fall Protection Occupational

Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in

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OSHA Stair Riser Requirements Chron.com

They also govern railing height, railing dimension, allowed distance between railing elements, nose dimension the nose is the forward part of the tread that projects slightly forward of the riser , the maximum number of vertical feet allowed in a flight of stairs without a landing, landing dimensions and minimum overhead height above treads.

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