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OSHA Stairway Inspections Checklist

The OSHA Stairway Inspections Checklist is used inspecting a stairway with a list of detailed information supporting the safety of its employees. This level of inspection is far beyond what an inspector would do on a general home. The checklist also covers regulations issued by the U.S Department of Labor.
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04/26/2021

OSHA Stairway Inspections Checklist

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The OSHA Stairway Inspections Checklist is used inspecting a stairway with a list of detailed information supporting the safety of its employees. This level of inspection is far beyond what an inspector would do on a general home. The checklist also covers regulations issued by the U.S Department of Labor.
  • 1910.25(a)This section covers all stairways (including standard, spiral, ship, and alternating tread-type stairs), except for stairs serving floating roof tanks, stairs on scaffolds, stairs designed into machines or equipment, and stairs on self-propelled

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  • 1910.25(b) General requirements. The employer must ensure:

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  • 1910.25(b)(1) Handrails, stair rail systems, and guardrail systems are provided in accordance with § 1910.28;

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  • 1910.25(b)(2) Vertical clearance above any stair tread to any overhead obstruction is at least 6 feet, 8 inches (203 cm), as measured from the leading edge of the tread. Spiral stairs must meet the vertical clearance requirements in paragraph (d)(3) of th

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  • 1910.25(b)(3) Stairs have uniform riser heights and tread depths between landings;

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  • 1910.25(b)(4) Stairway landings and platforms are at least the width of the stair and at least 30 inches (76 cm) in depth, as measured in the direction of travel;

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  • 1910.25(b)(5) When a door or a gate opens directly on a stairway, a platform is provided, and the swing of the door or gate does not reduce the platform's effective usable depth to:

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  • 1910.25(b)(5)(i) Less than 20 inches (51 cm) for platforms installed before January 17, 2017; and

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  • 1910.25(b)(5)(ii) Less than 22 inches (56 cm) for platforms installed on or after January 17, 2017 (see Figure D-7 of this section);

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  • 1910.25(b)(6) Each stair can support at least five times the normal anticipated live load, but never less than a concentrated load of 1,000 pounds (454 kg) applied at any point;

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  • 1910.25(b)(7) Standard stairs are used to provide access from one walking-working surface to another when operations necessitate regular and routine travel between levels, including access to operating platforms for equipment. Winding stairways may be use

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  • 1910.25(b)(8) Spiral, ship, or alternating tread-type stairs are used only when the employer can demonstrate that it is not feasible to provide standard stairs.

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  • 1910.25(b)(9) When paragraph (b)(8) of this section allows the use of spiral, ship, or alternating tread-type stairs, they are installed, used, and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

  • Figure D-7 -- Door or Gate Opening on Stairway.

  • 1910.25(c) Standard stairs. In addition to paragraph (b) of this section, the employer must ensure standard stairs:

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  • 1910.25(c)(1) Are installed at angles between 30 to 50 degrees from the horizontal;

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  • 1910.25(c)(2) Have a maximum riser height of 9.5 inches (24 cm);

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  • 1910.25(c)(3) Have a minimum tread depth of 9.5 inches (24 cm); and

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  • 1910.25(c)(4) Have a minimum width of 22 inches (56 cm) between vertical barriers (see Figure D-8 of this section).

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  • Table D-1 -- Stairway Rise and Tread Dimensions

  • Minimum tread width 22 IN (56 CM), Minimum Tread Depth 9.5 IN (24 CM), Maximum Riser Height 9.5 IN (24 CM).

  • 1910.25(d) Spiral stairs. In addition to paragraph (b) of this section, the employer must ensure spiral stairs:

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  • 1910.25(d) Spiral stairs. In addition to paragraph (b) of this section, the employer must ensure spiral stairs:

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  • 1910.25(d)(1) Have a minimum clear width of 26 inches (66 cm);

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  • 1910.25(d)(2) Have a maximum riser height of 9.5 inches (24 cm);

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  • 1910.25(d)(3) Have a minimum headroom above spiral stair treads of at least 6 feet, 6 inches (2 m), measured from the leading edge of the tread;

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  • 1910.25(d)(4) Have a minimum tread depth of 7.5 inches (19 cm), measured at a point 12 inches (30 cm) from the narrower edge;

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  • 1910.25(d)(5) Have a uniform tread size;

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  • 1910.25(e) Ship stairs. In addition to paragraph (b) of this section, the employer must ensure ship stairs (see Figure D-9 of this section):

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  • 1910.25(e)(1) Are installed at a slope of 50 to 70 degrees from the horizontal;

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  • 1910.25(e)(2) Have open risers with a vertical rise between tread surfaces of 6.5 to 12 inches (17 to 30 cm);

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  • 1910.25(e)(3) Have minimum tread depth of 4 inches (10 cm); and

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  • 1910.25(e)(4) Have a minimum tread width of 18 inches (46 cm).

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  • Figure D-9 -- Ship Stairs.

  • 1910.25(f) Alternating tread-type stairs. In addition to paragraph (b) of this section, the employer must ensure alternating tread-type stairs:

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  • 1910.25(f)(1) Have a series of treads installed at a slope of 50 to 70 degrees from the horizontal;

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  • 1910.25(f)(2) Have a distance between handrails of 17 to 24 inches (51 to 61 cm);

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  • 1910.25(f)(3) Have a minimum tread depth of 8.5 inches (22 cm); and

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  • 1910.25(f)(4) Have open risers if the tread depth is less than 9.5 inches (24 cm);

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  • 1910.25(f)(5) Have a minimum tread width of 7 inches (18 cm), measured at the leading edge of the tread (i.e., nosing).

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  • Figure D-10 -- Angles for Stairs, Ramps, and Ladders.

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