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OSHA Compliant Skylight Screen Protection.

Falls through skylights and roof openings continue to be a problem in the workplace. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls accounted for nearly ten percent of all traumatic occupational deaths. Of this total, NIOSH asserts that 28 deaths were due to falls through skylights and 39 deaths were the … Continued

Retrofit Skylight Fall Prevention.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released an Alert approximately 10 years ago, requesting help in preventing injuries and fatalities to workers, due to them falling through skylights or floor openings. They discovered that employers, workers, building owners, skylight designers and skylight manufacturers did not recognize the fall hazards associated with working … Continued

Building with Energy Cost Savings in Mind.

As a builder, you know creating a new structure that is energy efficient is necessary to meet code requirements. However, as a building occupant that is running a business, you know it is equally important due to the cost associated with energy expenditures. Energy represents about 19 percent of total expenditures for the typical office … Continued

Best Daylighting Options.

Daylighting is the admission of natural light into an environment, using strategically placed windows or skylights, or electronic sensor systems that adjust artificial light dispersion into a space. Daylighting not only lets light into an office or a room, but it also improves the mood of the room’s occupants, as well as their overall performance. … Continued

Skylight Life Expectancy.

Why are skylights important? In order to answer this question, we must first assess basic human needs. For any living thing to flourish, sunlight has to be present. The same ideology applies to people. Having an abundance of daylight increases productivity and lifts the mood. One way to go about creating more light (both in … Continued

Daylighting: Top Building Trend for 2016

According to the New Buildings Institute, Daylighting is one of a few features that are an important part of the resilient building movement. It will still be a long time before even high performance buildings can be operated effectively off the grid, but in the meantime, responsible builders are seeking and finding innovative ways to … Continued

Skylights That Stand the Test of Time.

Your brand new skylights offer an aesthetic appeal and allow the beauty of natural light to fill your building. However, choose the wrong skylights, and it’s only a matter of time before that fades. While translucent sandwich panel skylights may originally appear white and clear, time and conditions such as UV rays, pollution, chemical exposure … Continued

Think Your Plastic Skylight Will Prevent Fatal Falls? Think Again!

While some skylight manufacturers claim that their skylights are OSHA-compliant and meet weight requirements, do not be fooled. Although they may support the weight of a human when brand new, ALL plastic skylights degrade over time and should be protected by a skylight screen or a fixed standard railing in order to meet OSHA regulation … Continued

Demand Skylights That Stand the Test of Time.

Your brand new skylights offer an aesthetic appeal and allow the beauty of natural light to fill your building. However, choose the wrong skylights, and it’s only a matter of time before that fades. While translucent sandwich panel skylights may originally appear white and clear, time and conditions such as UV rays, pollution, chemical exposure … Continued

Save on Energy Costs with Commercial Daylighting.

Skylights Offer Cost-Saving Benefits Beyond Aesthetic Appeal. When selected and installed based on aesthetic value alone, skylights provide the numerous benefits of exposure to natural light. From improved mood to increased worker productivity, multiple studies tout the advantages of introducing natural light in an indoor setting. When carefully planned and purposefully utilized, skylights offer building-owners … Continued