In the manufacturing industry, fall protection has been the most violated standard from OSHA over the past decade. It’s also one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths (source).
One of the most popular and effective methods to comply with OSHA’s standards and keep workers in manufacturing facilities safe, is by implementing non-slip stair treads. Besides railings, non-slip stair treads are used to cover existing steps for added safety, and a variety of materials are used for this purpose. The main idea behind adding them is improving the stability and the grip of each step while providing an additional amount of traction.
At Amstep, we’ve been providing over 100 years of slip protection. We provide you with the highest quality stair treads and nosing in almost any size and length. Our products comply with all ADA and OSHA requirements and our Glowline™ products are UL 1994 compliant. For the manufacturing industry, we hope to continue our legacy in keeping people safe.
Amstep 700 Series Anti-Slip Stair Treads were originally developed for mass transit stairways, but are perfect for manufacturing facilities. They can withstand severe impact and extremely heavy traffic without cracking or delaminating. Their unique walking surface consists of a special anti-slip nonskid formulation, bonded to a heavy duty extruded aluminum base. The anti-slip surface maintains its integrity for the life of the tread.
Amstep 300 Series stair nosings go over existing stairs and provide 3 to 5 inches of durable non slip surface for your visitors and employees. They can go over worn out existing embedded stair nosing or provide a new non slip front edge to a worn or slippery step. They can go over wood, metal and masonry stairs. They come in many colors and provide a visual contrast to the front edge of your steps. They are also available with Sightline and Glowline options for increased visibility even in the dark.
The Amstep 500 series safety stair treads, for renovating existing staircases, is crafted from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and fitted with our exclusive, anti-slip, abrasive particle composite. Available in sizes ranging from 8″ to 11″. Deeper steps can be accommodated with multiple pieces (contact our sales department). These easy-to-install high grip treads provide an affordable option for improving stairway safety and providing long-lasting durability.
Heavy duty factories, industrial areas and greasy environments need more grip; many customers turn to our 700 Series aluminum stair treads. Originally developed for use in mass transit systems, these treads can withstand the severe industrial conditions and heavy traffic. They are specially designed to disperse liquids, dirt, and other contaminants without delaminating or cracking. These treads are offered in 8 to 11 inch depths and can be configured to cover stairs’ depths even greater than 11 inches.