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Ensuring Safety Above: Providing Essential Fall Protection with Skylight Screens

If you’ve ever found yourself worrying about the safety of those skylights in your industrial or commercial spaces, you’re not alone. It's a real concern, especially when we think about the well-being of maintenance staff and others who need to access and work on the roof. Falling through a rooftop via a skylight is a leading cause of injury. According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, in 2021, 62 U.S. construction workers died after falling through a surface or an existing opening such as a skylight. These types of deaths and injuries are preventable. The fall protection measures shown in this article can save workers' lives.

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Understanding the Importance of Skylight Screens

In the world of building management and safety assurance, the significance of skylight screens often fly under the radar, despite their pivotal role in safeguarding individuals from falls and ensuring compliance with safety standards. For safety professionals, business owners, and building managers, ensuring that every aspect of a facility is not only operational but also safe. In this guide, we delve into Skylight Screens, particularly focusing on Kee Cover Skylight Screens, to illuminate their role in maintaining a safe working environment.

Skylights, while being instrumental in ushering natural light into buildings, pose a potential risk to maintenance staff and others who require roof access. The solution? Skylight screens, specifically designed to serve as a protective barrier, mitigating the risk of falls through skylights, without compromising the influx of adequate light.

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Ensuring Compliance and Safety

Here’s a closer look at the key features and benefits that set Kee Cover Skylight Screens apart in ensuring compliance with regulatory standards:

  • Protective Barrier: The primary function of these skylight screens is to act as a robust barrier, preventing inadvertent falls through skylights, ensuring the safety of individuals on the roof.

  • Light Permeability: While serving as a protective shield, Kee Cover does not obstruct natural light coming through the skylights, maintaining the aesthetic and functional appeal of the installation.

  • Compliance with Safety Standards: Adhering to safety regulations is not merely a legal requisite but a testament to an organization’s commitment to ensuring a safe working environment. Kee Cover Skylight Screens align with safety standards and regulations, including being designed to exceed the standards of both 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(4) and 29 CFR 1910.28(b)(3)(i). In addition to this, Kee Cover can be ordered to meet the Cal-OSHA requirements..

  • Adaptability: With a design that is adaptable to various roof types, including trapezoidal and standing seam roofs, Kee Cover offers a versatile solution, ensuring that safety does not come with limitations.

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Addressing Skylight Hazards in the Workplace

Protect your employees and those who work on your roof by ensuring compliance with safety standards by opting to install Kee Cover Skylight Screens. Contact Kee Safety today to explore the best skylight safety solutions tailored to your needs. Ensure compliance with safety standards by scheduling a consultation with our expert team.

About the Author

Dan Huntington

Daniel Huntington is an experienced sales and technical product trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the Fall Protection Industry. As a Fall Protection Industry Expert, he is formally trained in OSHA fall protection standards and risk assessment. He is a respected compliance educator and trainer in rooftop safety, presenting at the 2019 ASSP Expo for the International Society of Fall Protection (ISFP) where he facilitated a course on improving safety for people working at height.

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