Ship Ladders & Stairs: Osha & IBC Design Code Specifications

January 4, 2021

Alternating tread stairs, ships ladders, and ship stairs are all steep angled stair devices used in space-restricted applications. How do these..

Outdoor metal stairs: Guide to materials and finishes

November 23, 2020

Outdoor metal stairs are widely used in a variety of settings due to their versatility, low maintenance and high durability. These types of stairs..

Ladder Safety: Calculate risk and expected cost of a fall

November 16, 2020

Falls from ladders account for about 20% of fall injuries in the workplace and are a leading cause of unintentional injury and fatalities. OSHA..

OSHA ladder cage requirements update: any need to change your fixed ladders?

November 9, 2020

Fixed ladders with safety cages have been a common part of America’s industrial workspaces for decades. Often used for roof and equipment access,..

Ergonomics of ladders and stairs

November 2, 2020

Both ladders and stairs can cause ergonomic stress and fall hazard for workers. Repetitive ladder climbing is associated with upper limb and back..

Steel stair design automation

October 27, 2020

3D modeling of steel egress stairways has become the standard for design and detailing of stairways in commercial and industrial building..

Stair calculations: code requirements and best practices

October 23, 2020

In today's environment of delegated design, stair manufacturers must provide a complete design and engineering service for steel egress stair..

Stair Safety: Guidelines for safe stair design

October 20, 2020

When it comes to stair safety, environmental, behavioral, and design factors can all contribute to the risk of using a stairway. Employers must..

Non slip metal stair treads: Standards, options, and applications

September 28, 2020

Slippery walking surfaces are associated with fall incidences in the workplace.  Non slip metal stair treads improve safety by eliminating..

Industrial & Commercial Building Codes For Stairs (IBC & OSHA Regulations)

September 17, 2020

This guide will help stair designers understand the many different building codes and standards for stairs. It includes a detailed summary of..

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