What Are The Parts Of A Staircase Called? (Stair Terminology & Diagrams)

January 24, 2021

Staircases come in all different shapes and styles from simple, straight staircases to circular staircases designed to make a grand architectural..

16 Different Types Of Stairs (Commercial, Industrial & Home Architecture)

January 18, 2021

Stairs are an essential feature of any structure with multiple floors. In fact, stairs and staircases have been around nearly as long as humans. We..

Space Saving Stair: Applications for the Alternating Tread Stair

January 14, 2021

Alternating tread stairs are the safest and most comfortable space saving stairs for industrial and commercial applications. To maximize floor space,..

Steel Stair Design Examples (Carbon & Stainless Steel Metal)

January 12, 2021

Steel stair designs provide a strong, durable, safe, and flexible solution for any stair project.  Metal stair designs in either carbon steel or..

Maximum Stair Riser Height & Minimum Stair Tread Depth Codes

January 8, 2021

Stair tread depth and riser height definitions Stair tread depth, stair riser height, minimum stair tread depth requirements, and maximum stair riser..

OSHA & IBC Stair and Ladder Requirements for Unoccupied Roof Egress

January 6, 2021

Understanding the IBC stair requirements and OSHA stair requirements for roof access, usability, and safety of each type of device will help you..

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..

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..

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