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Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

O Canada

Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – primarily on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. However, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern neighbors which meant I needed to learn about the […]

4 ways handrail could leave you needing a lawyer

Handrail liability will tend to fall on the fabricator/installer. As the railing “expert”, you will be expected to be the one to assure a safe handrail is installed. Here are four ways handrail could leave you needing an attorney. Not having one Handrails provide guidance and support while using ramps and stairs. Not having one […]

Railing Definitions — Guard, Handrail, Guardrail?

Railing is a term that gets tossed around a lot but do you understand that there are different types of railings? Let’s take a look at railing definitions. Wagner’s been involved with railings since the beginning. Julius Wagner was making railings as far back as 1850. However, railing definitions have changed over the years. Most […]

May the Fourth Be With You

As we celebrate “Star Wars” day, I present to you one of my favorite railing photos. I’ve mentioned before how I tend to see railings everywhere — in particular in movies and television. This particular one makes me laugh for two reasons. First is that as an area not open to the general public, this […]

Tube and Pipe Flanges for Railings

Tube and pipe flanges from The Wagner Companies are produced in aluminum, steel, brass, muntz and stainless steel. They are supplied with different hole configurations and offered with or without set screws. They are stocked with a mill finish, however, special finishes and hole configurations can be provided upon special request. Wagner tube and pipe flanges […]

New Lumenrail Brochure

View or download the newest Lumenrail Brochure from Wagner. Common areas and pedestrian walkways have specific lighting requirements to ensure safe navigation and access in dark or low-light conditions. These same walkways also require the use of handrails to protect, guide and assist pedestrians on ramps, landings, stairs and balconies. Lumenrail® combines these lighting and […]

New Traditional Style Wall Mount Handrail Brackets Now In Stock

We have taken one of our standard components and updated it dimensionally to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) requirements. This new design matches the one we have used for this style cast aluminum and stainless steel bracket. Until now, we have not had this design available for our […]

Handrail is What We do Best

Who is your “go-to” for handrail questions? April is National Inventor’s Month. We pride ourselves on our “inventiveness” and innovation is one of our core values. Interesting point though, when our new product team gets together, we somehow seem to find our way back to handrail. Whether it’s a post mounted handrail, wall mounted handrail, […]

Update to OSHA Requirements for Fall Protection

OSHA has updated their general requirements for Section 1910.29: Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection — Criteria and Practices. The most significant change is noted in Section 1910.29(f)(2) which now notes “Finger clearance. The minimum clearance between handrail and any other object is 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).” This is in keeping with requirements of NFPA […]

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