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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday February 17 2018, @10:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the maybe-stop-looking-down-at-your-phone dept.

Employees are injuring themselves by walking into the glass walls of Apple's fancy new headquarters:

The centerpiece of Apple Inc.'s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company's famed design-obsessed aesthetic.

There's been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.

Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed "pods," also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped popularize. That's resulted in repeated cases of distracted employees walking into the panes, according to people familiar with the incidents.

Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing anything related to Apple. Another person familiar with the situation said there are other markings to identify the glass.

What kind of markings? Bloodstains?

Also at TechCrunch and MarketWatch.


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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Provocateur on Saturday February 17 2018, @12:15PM (3 children)

    by Provocateur (6855) on Saturday February 17 2018, @12:15PM (#639317)

    Without necessarily being open -- they could have an etched design on the glass (like at the King arthur's pizzeria) but if those staffers were staring at their iphones, ican't help any of them

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by VLM on Saturday February 17 2018, @02:52PM (2 children)

    by VLM (445) on Saturday February 17 2018, @02:52PM (#639342)

    https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9824 [osha.gov]

    Its right there in OSHA 29CFR 1910.176(a)

    "Permanent aisles and passageways shall be appropriately marked."

    You can't violate OSHA if you're a midwestern factory run by middle or right wing people, you have to paint the floor with safe and unsafe zones. Luckily, its really not a big deal. Could be as simple as a subtle change in carpet color. I suppose the bloodstains will take care of that naturally after awhile.

    On the other hand, if you're a leftist company with a gay CEO, then OSHA is totally optional.

    • (Score: 2) by frojack on Saturday February 17 2018, @08:07PM (1 child)

      by frojack (1554) on Saturday February 17 2018, @08:07PM (#639438) Journal
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      • (Score: 2) by VLM on Monday February 19 2018, @01:23PM

        by VLM (445) on Monday February 19 2018, @01:23PM (#640070)

        LOL the local teen boys call those "sidewalk nipples" or "sidewalk pokies" one of those solutions that would technically work but are going to be far more trouble than they're worth when the sex harassment lawsuits start flowing. "Your honor, I'd like some of Apples billions of dollars for creating a workplace where womens secondary sexual characteristics are objectified." etc. Also rain and gutters clean them, but in a building, I donno, so they're going to be dirty or slippery, the sidewalk bumps, I mean, not the women, probably, mostly.