What Is the Standard Handrail Height for Stairs?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 9:40:45 PM ET
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According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements in the U.S., the majority of stair handrails must be between 30 and 37 inches in height. The measurement is from the upper surface of the handrail to the surface of the tread, which is in line with the face of the riser at the forward edge of the tread.