Mobile offices in Louisville, KY for rent long term with stairs

What Are OSHA-Compliant Mobile Office Stairs?

Moon Trailer Leasing has always boasted mobile offices fit to your needs. Available in 20 and 30 foot lengths, our offices offer heat and AC, vinyl flooring, interior wood paneling, florescent lighting, sliding windows, and a lockable steel exterior door all on top of space and security with different configurations that range from all office-space to a 50/50 office and storage combo. And, depending on your needs, we also offer you your choice of a ground-level office or a mounted office.

Since we offer these attractive, easily-portable mobile offices, we also offer OSHA-compliant stairs with it! But what makes them OSHA-compliant?

OSHA has several different types of regulations that apply to stairways (both temporary and otherwise), stair-rails, handrails, and midrails. Here’s what they are:

For All Stairways Used During Construction

  • Stairways that will not be a permanent part of the building under construction must have landings at least 30 inches deep and 22 inches wide (76 x 56 cm) at every 12 feet (3.7 m) or less of vertical rise
  • Stairways must be installed at least 30 degrees —and no more than 50 degrees—from the horizontal
  • Variations in riser height or stair tread depth must not exceed 1/4 inch in any stairway system, including any foundation structure used as one or more treads of the stairs
  • Doors and gates opening directly onto a stairway must have a platform that extends at least 20 inches (51 cm) beyond the swing of the door or gate
  • Metal pan landings and metal pan treads must be secured in place before filling
  • Stairway parts must be free of dangerous projections such as protruding nails
  • Slippery conditions on stairways must be corrected
  • Workers must not use spiral stairways that will not be a permanent part of the structure

For Temporary Stairs

Except during construction of the stairway:

  • Do not use stairways with metal pan landings and treads if the treads and/or landings have not been filled in with concrete or other materials unless the pans of the stairs and/or landings are temporarily filled in with wood or other materials
  • All treads and landings must be replaced when worn below the top edge of the pan
  • Do not use skeleton metal frame structures and steps (where treads and/or landings will be installed later) unless the stairs are fitted with secured temporary treads and landings
  • Temporary treads must be made of wood or other solid material and installed the full width and depth of the stair

For Stair-Rails

  • Stairways with four or more risers or rising more than 30 inches (76 cm) in height— whichever is less—must be installed along each unprotected side or edge
  • When the top edge of a stair rail system also serves as a handrail, the height of the top edge must be no more than 37 inches (94 cm) nor less than 36 inches (91.5 cm) from the upper surface of the stair rail to the surface of the tread
  • Stair rails installed after March 15,1991, must be not less than 36 inches (91.5 cm) in height.
  • Top edges of stair rail systems used as handrails must not be more than 37 inches (94 cm) high nor less than 36 inches (91.5 cm) from the upper surface of the stair rail system to the surface of the tread
  • Stair rail systems and handrails must be surfaced to prevent injuries such as punctures or lacerations and to keep clothing from snagging
  • Ends of stair rail systems and handrails must be built to prevent dangerous projections, such as rails protruding beyond the end posts of the system
  • Unprotected sides and edges of stairway landings must have standard 42-inch (1.1 m) guardrail systems
  • Intermediate vertical members, such as balusters used as guardrails, must not be more than 19 inches (48 cm) apart
  • Other intermediate structural members, when used, must be installed so that no openings are more than 19 inches (48 cm) wide
  • Screens or mesh, when used, must extend from the top rail to the stairway step and along the opening between top rail supports

For Handrails

  • Handrails and top rails of the stair rail systems must be able to withstand, without failure, at least 200 pounds (890 n) of weight applied within 2 inches (5 cm) of the top edge in any downward or outward direction, at any point along the top edge
  • Handrails must not be more than 37 inches (94 cm) high nor less than 30 inches (76 cm) from the upper surface of the handrail to the surface of the tread
  • Handrails must provide an adequate handhold for employees to grasp to prevent falls
  • Temporary handrails must have a minimum clearance of 3 inches (8 cm) between the handrail and walls, stair rail systems and other objects
  • Stairways with four or more risers, or that rise more than 30 inches (76 cm) in height— whichever is less—must have at least one handrail
  • Winding or spiral stairways must have a handrail to prevent use of areas where the tread width is less than 6 inches (15 cm)

For Midrails

  • Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members or equivalent intermediate structural members must be provided between the top rail and stairway steps to the stair rail system
  • When midrails are used, they must be located midway between the top of the stair rail system and the stairway steps
  • Employers must train all employees to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways, and instruct them to minimize these hazards.
    • For example, employers must ensure that each employee is trained by a competent person in the following areas, as applicable:
      • Nature of fall hazards in the work area
      • Correct procedures for erecting, maintaining
        and disassembling the fall protection systems
        to be used
      • Proper construction, use, placement and care
        in handling of all stairways and ladders
      • Maximum intended load-carrying capacities of
        ladders used.
  • Employers must retrain each employee as necessary to maintain their understanding and knowledge on the safe use and construction of ladders and stairs

If you are looking for OSHA-compliant Mobile Offices in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs; our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentalsrefrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”