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Start:Aug 06, 2020

Duration:5 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide f ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Stairways. Where appropriate, we have referenced the code from Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

The topics we will cover in this Navitent are:

-General Information
-Buildings of Up To Three Stories
-Buildings of More Than Three Stories
-Installation Timeframe
-Steel Frame Buildings
-Concrete Buildings
-Width, Stair Rails, Handrails, etc.
-Load for Guardrails Railings
-Handrails
-Wooden Posts and Railings
-Railings and Toeboards
-Landings
-Illumination of Stair Steps

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Step 2

General Information

Stairways are an acceptable method for gaining access to floors and working levels of buildings and scaffolds.

In addition to the stairways required, buildings 60 feet or more in height or 48 feet below ground level require an elevator. 1630(a)

Steps 3 through 14 below detail how Stairways are to be installed.

Step 3

Buildings of Up To Three Stories

In buildings of up to three stories or 36 feet in height, at least one stairway is required.

Step 4

Buildings of More Than Three Stories

In buildings of more than three stories or 36 feet in height, two or more stairways are required. 1629(a)(4)

Step 5

Installation Timeframe

A stairway to a second or higher floor must be installed before studs are raised to support the next higher floor. 1629(b)(1)(A)

Step 6

Steel Frame Buildings

In steel frame buildings, a stairway must be installed leading up to each planked floor. 1629(b)(2)

Step 7

Concrete Buildings

In concrete buildings, a stairway must be installed to the floor that supports the vertical shoring system. 1629(b)(3)

Step 8

Width, Stair Rails, Handrails, etc.

Stairways shall be at least 24 inches in width and shall be equipped with stair rails, handrails, treads, and landings.

Step 9

Load for Guardrails Railings

All guardrails railings, including their connections and anchorage, shall be capable of withstanding a load as specified in 1620(c).

Step 10

Handrails

Handrails must be 34 inches to 38 inches above the tread nosing. 1626(c)(6)

Step 11

Wooden Posts and Railings

Wooden posts shall be not less than 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section, spaced at 8 feet or closer intervals.

Wooden top railings shall be smooth and of 2 inches by 4 inches or larger material.

Double 1 inch by 4 inches members may be used as top railings when certain conditions are met. 1620(b)(2),(3)

Step 12

Railings and Toeboards

Railings and toeboards must be installed around stairwells. 1626(a)(2)

Step 13

Landings

The stairway shall have landings at each floor, or level, of not less than 30 inches in the direction of travel and extend at least 24 inches in width at every 12 feet or less of vertical rise. 1626(a)(2)

Step 14

Illumination of Stair Steps

Stair steps must be illuminated with at least 5 feet candles of light and all lamps must be guarded. 1629(a)(7)

Step 15

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-General Information
-Buildings of Up To Three Stories
-Buildings of More Than Three Stories
-Installation Timeframe
-Steel Frame Buildings
-Concrete Buildings
-Width, Stair Rails, Handrails, etc.
-Load for Guardrails Railings
-Handrails
-Wooden Posts and Railings
-Railings and Toeboards
-Landings
-Illumination of Stair Steps

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