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This informal video recorded in our manufactures warehouse will a standard SRS skylight screen supporting 480lbs of dead weight.
This video is a bit older, but it shows the basic features of the skylight screens.
Unprotected skylights are a deadly hazard. Joe, a roof worker of 25 years, was killed when he unexpectedly fell backward into an unprotected skylight. This video memorializes his life and offers fall protection solutions.
You must cover a skylight with a screen or surround it with a railing. 1910.23(a)(4)
Protecting the skylight must not cause the skylight to break. 1910.23(e)(8). This means that "burglar" screens underneath the skylight are not an acceptable solution. OSHA is concerned about the people who may be under the skylight when the worker falls through (reference).
Cal-OSHA requires a stricter 400 lb. loading requirement. Read more about Cal-OSHA requirements.
Figuring out how to work on a roof without fall protection is easier than you think. Simply consider the task you are performing – whether that be maintenance, construction, or really anything else – assess the hazards, divide by the number of workers and factor in the use of personal protective equipment (adjusted for recent revisions to written policy) and you will find that without fail, every single time, you come to the same answer for how to work on a roof without fall protection: You don’t.