Worker reveals double standard

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/17 19:08:40

The construction worker compares two helmets. Sorce: Passion News

 A video contrasting the reliability of  helmets worn by supervisors and underlings has sparked concerns over the safety of Chinese workers. 

The video posted by a construction worker surnamed Dou, called attention to the risks many Chinese workers take every day. 

In one video, Dou uses a red helmet worn by managers to hit as yellow helmet worn by ordinary workers. The yellow helmet breaks into pieces.  

In another video, Dou drops a brick on both helmets and predictably the yellow safety helmet is crushed, while the red one remains undamaged, even after several drops. Helmets safety standard requires they can survive the impact of a falling brick. 

Zhang Pei, a Beijing-based on-site engineer, told the Global Times on Wednesday that the integrity of all safety helmets should be equal and guaranteed.

Dou's videos have been viewed 100 million times.

China's Ministry of Emergency Management has urged enterprises to ensure safety helmets conform to national standards. 



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