How Can You Tell If a Handrail Meets OSHA Standards?

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A handrail for stairs conforming to Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards should have a minimum height of 30 inches and a maximum height of 34 inches, states the U.S. Department of Labor. Railings along floors or ramps must be 42 inches high and must include a top rail and intermediate rail.

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