OSHA Changing Regulations on Fixed Ladders

by Kevin O'Neill

Regulations regarding protection on fixed ladders are changing. Currently, cages are required on fixed ladders that have a climb greater than 20 feet. Starting in November, that will change. Ladders will not need fall protection until the climb is more than 24 feet. Instead of a cage, a fall arrest system or ladder safety system will be required.

The updated OSHA regulations pertain to new ladders. Existing cages will be allowed for the next 20 years.

Steele Solutions engineers are fully aware of the new regulations, so our ladders will comply.

Contact Steele Solutions with any questions regarding fixed ladder requirements for access to a storage mezzanine or equipment platform.

Click here for an OSHA informational PDF on the fixed ladder regulatory changes.

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Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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