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Crazy Buildings Made Out of Steel

21 September 2020

Look around the world and you will see that there are lots of crazy buildings out there. Many of these striking structures use steel or other metals to produce unique shapes and illusions that are designed to attract puzzled glances.

The Cybertecture Egg, India

This amazing building can be seen in the business district of Mumbai, in India. It was designed by James Law and while it is shaped like an egg, the idea behind it was inspired by sustainable natural ecosystems that evolve on planets.

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Study Shows Lack of Safety Procedures in UK Workplaces

17 September 2020

With British workers being encouraged to go back to work, concerns have been raised over the safety measures in place for doing this. In fact, a new study suggests that many of the country’s workplaces still aren’t as safe as they should be.

The Details of the Survey

This report comes from the TUC, with BritainThinks carrying it out for them. They found that a high percentage of UK workplaces don’t have the recommended measures in place yet to protect their workers.

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Steps to an Effective Job Site Incident Investigation

16 September 2020

After every incident at a job site, an investigation is vital to uncover safety problems and provide recommendations to correct the issue and prevent the incident from recurring. For your investigation to be efficient and successful, you’ll need to follow the right steps. Below is a step-by-step process for an effective workplace incident investigation. But first, ensure you have installed the necessary access equipment such as step units to enhance your safety during the investigation.

  1. Gather Relevant Information

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Low-Earning Workers Most at Risk of Injuries

15 September 2020

The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank has released research showing that lower-paid employees are more at risk of injuries. This comes as businesses all over the UK continue to look for ways to safely return to work.

Details of the Report

The report from the IPPR is called ‘Better than cure: Injury prevention policy’. In it, they show that workers in the lowest wage brackets are twice as likely to get injured or become ill when they are at work, when compared to higher earning colleagues.

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Contract Workers Safety: Effective Ways to Protect Contract Workers

14 September 2020

Many studies have shown that contingent workers (temporary, part-time, and contract workers) are at higher risk of occupational injuries and even deaths than employees in traditional full-time situations. This could be due to reasons such as inadequate safety training; lack of experience and familiarity working in dangerous workplaces; outsourcing of more hazardous tasks; lack of necessary protective equipment; and limited access to preventive measures including medical screening programs.

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