Unprotected Walking-Working Surfaces

March 14, 2024

OSHA 1910.22(c):

“The employer must provide, and ensure each employee uses, a safe means of access and egress to and from walking-working surfaces,” as per 29 CFR 1910.22.

According to OSHA, “Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths.” In an effort to reduce the  number of fatalities each year, OSHA made major updates to general industry standards for stairs, ladders, and walkways in 2017 to incorporate advances in technology and industry best practices. Safety Rail Source® is well versed in all of the latest OSHA regulations and customers can be assured that all of our products either meet or exceed these requirements.


Crossover Stairways and Platforms compliant with 29 CFR 1910.23, 1910.25 and 1910.29 can provide a safe way to traverse over obstructions either on the rooftop or indoors as well provide a means to bridge between roof levels.

1. Erectastep® Crossover Stairways & Platforms is a modular design which can be configured to meet any need with only 5 modular components and exceeds OSHA standard 1910.25. Components are in stock and ready to ship.

 2. NextGen Crossovers™ is a custom designed product based on each customer’s unique situation. Based on your photos and dimensions, SRS can design a safe solution and estimated price for any project.


Additional OSHA Code Detail:

1910.22(a)(3): Walking-working surfaces are maintained free of hazards

1910.28(b)(5)(i): The employer must ensure each employee on a runway or similar walkway is protected from falling 4 feet (1.2 m) or more to a lower level by a guardrail system.

1910.23: General requirements for all ladders

1910.25: General requirements for all stairways

1910.29: Fall protection systems