SKYLIGHT FALL PROTECTION
Skylight Council Fall Protection Position Paper
In recent months there has been a heightened awareness of the issue of falls through roof openings (being defined as skylights) driven by the recent formation of an ASTM Work Group investigating the development of a skylight fall protection test standard. The issue as it has been presented does not correlate with the experience of the manufacturer members of the AAMA Skylight Council.
Manufacturers Struggle to Interpret Fall Protection Requirements
Protecting workers from falls through skylight roof openings both during and after construction has become a major issue for skylight manufacturers, even though OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations do not lay the responsibility on product manufacturers. Nevertheless, architects and owners often ask manufacturers “What do I need?” when it comes to worker protection.
Skylight fall protection: More than just the manufacturer’s responsibility, read complete article originally published in Glass Magazine.
AAMA Skylight Fall Protection Task Group Chair Presents Current Findings to ASTM; To Develop Test Method Working Draft, read complete article originally published on the U.S. Glass News Network.
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