OSHA Aisle Requirements

By Ken Welch on 2020-08-03 11:24:28 -

The general OSHA rule is that aisles and passageways have "sufficient safe clearance" where mechanical equipment is used.  The width will vary depending on how the aisle is utilized in the workplace.

There are OSHA requirements in some specific situations.  For instance, there is a requirement in storage rooms where flammable and combustible liquids are stored that aisles be at least 36" wide and that 28 inches are the minimum width for emergency access.

Aisle marking tape makes keeping those passageways clear.