California FACE Program Action Page - Preventing Falls Through Skylights
The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program investigates work-related fatalities to identify the causes and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
This video explains how Joe, a 45-year-old roofing supervisor, was killed when he fell through a skylight... and what can be done to prevent this from happening again.
Digital stories are best used as educational triggers that can kick off a worker training session and facilitate discussion. See below for video discussion questions, fact sheets, the corresponding FACE investigation report, and video download instructions.
| Skylight Video (5.42 minutes)
||Spanish Skylight Video (6.11 minutes)|
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Skylight Digital Story Discussion Questions
- What caused Joe to fall through the skylight?
- Have you or someone you know ever faced a similar fall hazard?
- What are all the different fall protection systems that could have been used at Joe's jobsite?
- What needs to be done to identify potential fall hazards prior to starting a job?
Skylight Fatality Investigation Report (PDF)
To obtain copies of the video
Download from Vimeo (links below), or order by calling 510-620-5757 or e-mail FACE@cdph.ca.gov
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