OSHA Compliant Safety Screens
A label won’t prevent you from falling through a skylight. While some skylight manufacturers claim that their skylights are OSHA-compliant and meet weight requirements, do not be fooled!
Plastic Skylights Degrade
Manufacturers’ claim that skylights can withstand a 200 to 300-pound load only apply to brand new skylights. The composition of all plastic skylights will degrade over time from exposure to normal weather conditions and pollution, causing the weight-bearing capabilities to diminish long before your skylight has reached the end of its life cycle. This degradation can be seen in the yellowing and increased cloudiness of your skylight over time.
According to California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (CA/FACE) Report #09CA003, the label on a skylight involved in a fatal fall stated it was tested in accordance with OSHA fall protection standards. Because of this label, no other fall protection was implemented. DO NOT BE MISLED. While a skylight may meet OSHA standards when new, its weight-bearing capacity will diminish over time and must be protected.
OSHA Requirement for Skylights
OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.30(a)(4) states that “every skylight floor opening, and hole shall be guarded by a standard skylight screen or a fixed standard railing on all exposed sides.” This means that regardless of the load-bearing capabilities of the skylight, it must be protected!
Your skylights must be protected to meet OSHA requirements!
Ensure worker safety and OSHA compliance with FallGuard® Skylight Screens from Plasteco, the ORIGINAL skylight guards proven for more than 20 years.
Why Protect Your Plastic Skylights with FallGuard®?
- FallGuard® is the orignial skylight safety screens. (Proven for more than 20 years)
- Eliminate the top deadliest accidents – Falls
- 100% Passive protection, no further action or training required
- Easy to install on existing skylights
- A FallGuard® for all types and brands of skylights