OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses

Walkways

Walkways

  • Are aisles and passageways kept clear?
  • Are aisles and walkways marked as appropriate?
  • Are wet surfaces covered with non-slip materials?
  • Are holes in the floor, sidewalk or other walking surface repaired properly, covered or otherwise made safe?
  • Is there safe clearance for walking in aisles where motorized or mechanical handling equipment is operating?
  • Are materials or equipment stored in such a way that sharp projectives will not interfere with the walkway?
  • Are spilled materials cleaned up immediately?
  • Are changes of direction or elevations readily identifiable?
  • Are aisles or walkways that pass near moving or operating machinery, welding operations or similar operations arranged so employees will not be subjected to potential hazards?
  • Is adequate headroom provided for the entire length of any aisle or walkway?
  • Are standard guardrails provided wherever aisle or walkway surfaces are elevated more than 30 inches (76.20 centimeters) above any adjacent floor or the ground?
  • Are bridges provided over conveyors and similar hazards?