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Title: Stairways
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Goal: this task will increase the success of the goal to apply Cal/OSHA safety suggestions.
John Mitchell published this Cognitive Task at isodoit.com under Industry | Construction
Doers: 1 | Form: Cognitive Task | Phase: Engagement | Type: Pre-Event | Level: 1 | Code:
Start: Dec 07, 2019 | When: | Duration: 5 Minute(s)
Steps:
  • 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 isoBlog 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

    After each of the next Steps, select the 'successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

    Select 'successful' now and proceed.
    response:
  • 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.
    response:
  • Buildings of Up To Three Stories

    In buildings of up to three stories or 36 feet in height, at least one stairway is required.
    response:
  • 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)
    response:
  • 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)
    response:
  • Steel Frame Buildings

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

    In concrete buildings, a stairway must be installed to the floor that supports the vertical shoring system. 1629(b)(3)
    response:
  • 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.
    response:
  • Load for Guardrails Railings

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

    Handrails must be 34 inches to 38 inches above the tread nosing. 1626(c)(6)
    response:
  • 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)
    response:
  • Railings and Toeboards

    Railings and toeboards must be installed around stairwells. 1626(a)(2)
    response:
  • 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)
    response:
  • 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)
    response:
  • How much did this isoBlog help you to understand the Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Stairways, including:

    -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

    Select your response below.
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