The Bureau of Labor Statistics data lists overexertion as the number one cause of workplace injuries with time away from work in general industry. 30% of all workers compensation claims are due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the type of injury that results from overexertion. The Center for Design Control calculates that the annual financial impact of MSDs is a staggering $50 billion.
From 2011 to 2016, over 12,000 reported cases of musculoskeletal disorders cite a ladder as the cause of injury. Unlike an accidental injury such as a fall or slip, injuries related to MSDs are largely preventable. Alternating tread stairs from Lapeyre Stair offer a safer and more ergonomic solution than ladders or ships ladders for applications with space requirements.
The safer space-saving option
The alternating tread design combines the space-saving benefits of a steep stair with an increased amount of usable tread depth. The central-stringer design includes a rubber bumper that virtually eliminates the possibility of hitting the nosing of a tread. Unlike ladders, alternating tread stairs are meant to be used facing forward. This allows users to safely carry items when climbing up and down versus the three-point contact requirement for ladders.
Custom designed solutions
Each alternating tread stair that Lapeyre Stair manufactures is custom-built to exact height at angles of either 56 or 68 degrees. Available options include carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum with a choice of three different handrail styles to accommodate specific application requirements.
Lapeyre Stair also manufactures platforms, legs, bracing kits, and standard stairs. All of their products are pre-engineered and designed for easy integration. The result is a cost-effective, access solutions with quick turnaround times.
Customers with ongoing needs are eligible to receive the benefits of Lapeyre Stair’s preferred supplier program. Advantages of the program include volume-based discounts, standard quote turnaround of 24 to 72 hours, field measurement assistance, on-site troubleshooting, and options for expedited fabrication lead times.
Take the next step to safety
Visit www.lapeyrestair.com to learn more about their products, buy alternating tread stairs online, or request a quote.