To prevent workers from being exposed to a potential slip, trip and fall hazard, handrails and stair rails should be installed on stairs with four or more risers.
The height of these rails should be 30 to 34 inches, with an intermediate rail about halfway between the top rail and base of stairs, if for a stair rail.
Different types of railing may be used, which includes:
These rails should be smooth with no protrusions and be able to withstand
200 lbs. of force.
What is the difference between handrails and stair rails?
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