More construction workers die from falls than from any other on-the-job injury. Fatal falls and serious injuries may result from inadequate skylight protection.
Roofing and construction companies are encouraged to include this 5-minute video as part of a comprehensive safety training program.
Cal/OSHA Compliant Skylight Protection
Our experience over the years has taught us that only a few factors influence companies to install skylight protection.
- A proactive safety culture, developed and nurtured by responsible safety professionals, supervisors and workers.
- The unfortunate motivations are Cal/OSHA violations that are a direct result of an employee injury or death.
Although skylights are beneficial to workers inside buildings, they are a serious danger to workers exposed to them on roofs. The solid appearance of skylights gives workers a false sense of stability, when in actuality a skylight is the same as a hole in your roof. Skylights are typically constructed of fragile glass or plastic that have been baking in the hot California sun for years.
Within the last 8 years we have been contacted by more businesses with fatalities as a result of people falling through skylights than any other work place accident.
If sub-contractors, employees or the public can access your roof, you are at risk.
Cal/OSHA §3212 Any employee approaching within 6 feet of any skylight shall be protected from falling through the skylight or skylight opening with the use of skylight screens, guardrails, or fall arrest systems. Skylight screens in California must meet a 400 pound weight requirement and railings and fall arrest systems must meet all other OSHA standards relating to construction and installation.
We offer complete skylight screen and guardrail services. Our skylight protection devices remove your risk from this everyday fall exposure.
Having Cal/OSHA Compliant skylight protection is an important step in the process of protecting employees from dangerous elevated work environments. Skylights should not be overlooked when assessing risk and providing safer work conditions for your employees.