At K&B Communications we take the safety of our employees and customers seriously.
Accidents can occur at any time when it comes to your business and having knowledge of the potential hazards can decrease the chances of your employees becoming injured.
Slip and falls happen every day on duty at their workplace stairway, every employee can benefit from these reminders on a stairway #safety.
OSHA For Construction Sites 1926.1052(a)(1)
Stairways that will not be a permanent part of the structure on which construction work is being performed shall have landings of not less than 30 inches (76 cm) in the direction of travel and extend at least 22 inches (56 cm) in width at every 12 feet (3.7 m) or less of vertical rise.
OSHA General Industry Standard 1910.135(b)(11)(i) states that the employer must ensure each employee exposed to an unprotected side or edge of a stairway landing that is 4 feet (1.2 m) or more above a lower level is protected by a guardrail or stair rail system.
Employee safety precautions to take when stairways are used in the workplace:
Always use hand rail's when using the stairs.
Be cautious of conditions such as rain, snow, and ice that may make the stairs slippery.
Keep the stairway clear from trash, debris, and anything that could potentially cause someone to slip.
Take a step at a time, never try to take more than one step
Never use a stairway as a location to store equipment.
Make sure there is adequate light used on stairway's
Inspecting a stairway may decrease the chances of potential injury such as looking for missing steps, loose handrails, corrosion, holes, grease, spills, or loose carpet/rugs