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34 Pa. Code § 6.29. Stairways.

§ 6.29. Stairways.

 (a)  Construction. Stairways used during construction work shall be strongly built and shall have treads of full width and depth. The treads shall be spaced so as to afford easy ascent and descent. The stairs and landings of stairways shall be solid and shall be provided with guardrails at exposed sides.

 (b)  Clear passage. Stairways used during construction work shall be kept clear of debris and other obstructing materials at all times and shall be maintained so as to always insure safe passage. Where temporary stair treads are placed over finished or unfinished stairs, such treads shall be securely fastened.

 (c)  Use. Stairways shall be used instead of ladders wherever practicable to do so.

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