Some may think that Apple’s latest campus has an incredible design, but it seems as if many of the employees working there are hurting themselves due to one major design flaw. Since so many employees are looking at their iPhones, they walk straight into the glass walls.
Apple has a centerpiece with panes of glass that measure 14 meters tall in the center of its new headquarters that is causing some problems. Apparently, Apple employees are smacking into the glass centerpiece and are getting injured. Inside the center are work areas dubbed “pods” that are also surrounded by glass.
Just heard that the first day Apple Park opened, seven people injured themselves by walking straight into the glass doors. And that's just the people who reported it…as they felt physically hurt…
— Kenn Durrence (@lockedgrooves) January 20, 2018
As a quick fix, employees started sticking post-it notes wherever there was a glass wall, however, the notes were removed by Apple “because they detracted from the building’s design.”
Apple could get fined if it doesn’t find a solution for the glass walls. According to California laws, employees are supposed to be protected “against the hazard of walking through glass by conspicuous durable markings.”
Luckily, none of the employees were seriously injured due to the glass walls, but some have been treated for minor head cuts.