Palmer Safety

Preventing Falls through Skylights and Holes

During 2011-2016, 165 workers died after falling through a skylight or hole.

Never sit, step on, or lean against a skylights. Guard or cover any existing skylights.

If you create, uncover, or notice a hole:

  • Guard or securely cover the hole
  • Label the cover with “hole” or “cover”

Always use one of the following :

  • Covers or screens
  • Railings or guardrails
  • Personal Fall Arrest System,
    such as a full-body harness

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