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Re: Ladders, Cages, Walkways and Stairs

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On Mar 23, 2006, at 10:40 AM, Tom Skaggs wrote:

When one designs ladders, ladder cages, walkways and stairs for commercial clients, what is the governing design standard?  It is an OSHA, ASTM, ASME, ANSI standard or other?
Ladder designs need to meet a fairly comprehensive test program, which seems to be aimed at production items. Although yours is probably one of a kind and subject the OSHA rules you can get some useful pointers from ANSI A14.1. First, though, go to the OSHA web site <> and do a search on 'fixed ladders'

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