The Dorm Life: WORK

Workers adapt to safety steps but labour crunch an issue

A safe management officer at a construction site showing a proximity device, which can detect workers' distance from one another. Technology has helped to make compliance with safety measures easier for many workers. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
A safe management officer at a construction site showing a proximity device, which can detect workers' distance from one another. Technology has helped to make compliance with safety measures easier for many workers. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Like clockwork, marine worker Miah Md Liton, 34, checks in using SafeEntry and takes his temperature when he arrives at his workplace in Shipyard Road at 7am.

At a daily briefing before he starts his work, which involves fixing and welding pipes for ships, the Bangladeshi national is reminded to keep a safe distance of at least 1m from his co-workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2021, with the headline 'Workers adapt to safety steps but labour crunch an issue'. Subscribe