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OSHA Stair System Buying Guide

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that helps to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers in the United States. OSHA provides information, training, and assistance to employers and workers to help them prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. OSHA also enforces safety and health standards at work sites.

OSHA specifically has a set of regulations and guidelines that are put in place to ensure the safety of workers who use stairs in the workplace. These regulations and guidelines cover everything from the design and construction of stairs, to their maintenance and inspection. This is where OSHA compliant stairs come into play. Stair systems that meet OSHA requirements are put in place to help prevent injuries and accidents from happening, and to make sure that workers are able to safely use stairs in the workplace. 

There are several benefits to implementing an OSHA-compliant stair system in your workplace. Perhaps the most important benefit is that it can help to prevent injuries, both to employees and customers. Other benefits include increased productivity and decreased insurance costs.

By having a safer workplace, employers can also avoid potential lawsuits and other legal problems. Finally, an OSHA-compliant stair system can also make a workplace more attractive to potential customers and clients. When safety isn’t compromised or in question, there is invaluable peace of mind.

When it comes to choosing the right OSHA stair system for your commercial space, there are a few things to keep in mind. In this guide we will be exploring a great OSHA stair option. The EZ-ACCESS FORTRESS® OSHA Stair System, which is an all-aluminum, fast-deploying, OSHA-compliant stair available in two sizes that each have height adjustability. Feel free to use this guide to help you select the perfect stair system for your needs, budget, and space.

Things to Consider

First, consider the purpose of the stair system. Will it be used for general traffic or for an emergency exit? If it is used for an emergency exit, then you'll need to make sure it meets the requirements of the local fire code.

Next, take into account the available space. How much space do you have to work in? What is the footprint of the stair system? Will it need to be freestanding or can it be attached to the building?

OSHA stair systems have specification requirements to meet to ensure a safe design, but are available in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of your structure or space. Ensuring the height meets the space, structure, or surface you are using the stair system to reach is vital. EZ-ACCESS OSHA stairs are available in two sizes, a 3-stair that ranges from 23" to 34" in height and a 4-stair that ranges from 27.5" to 42.5" in height. 

Finally, consider your budget. How much can you afford to spend on an OSHA stair system? There are a variety of options available, so you should be able to find something that fits your needs and budget. 


The EZ-ACCESS FORTRESS OSHA Stair System is a safe and easy way to provide access to elevated entrances and work areas. The system consists of modular, interlocking components that can be quickly and easily assembled without the need for special tools or training. The stair system is designed to meet or exceed all applicable OSHA safety standards, and is ideal for use in industrial and commercial applications.

If you need an OSHA-compliant stair system that can withstand high traffic and heavy use, then the EZ-ACCESS FORTRESS is the perfect choice. This stair system is made from durable aluminum that will stand up to harsh environments and continuous use. The system can be set up and broken down an unlimited amount of times, making it a great long-lasting option when frequently moving from jobsite to jobsite. 

EZ-ACCESS’ OSHA stair can be used as a freestanding system or it can be anchored to a building or other structure. It's also easy to install, so you can have it up and running in no time. 

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If you have any questions about choosing the right OSHA stair system for your commercial space, please contact EZ-ACCESS. We would be happy to help you select the perfect stair system for your needs.

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