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Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Falls Through Skylights and Roof Openings

December 1989
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 90-100
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing deaths from work near skylights, skylight openings, and other types of roof openings. Recent investigations by NIOSH suggest that many fatal falls involve such openings. This Alert describes eight deaths resulting from falls that occurred during work around these openings.

90-100.pdf (Worker/Employer Summary Sheet Only) [PDF – 209 KB]