Aimed at students in High School, College, and Design School, at project managers/designers under 35, as well as workers and owners of construction companies that are members of CEMI, the third edition of the Build Our Safety contest proposes the theme “WHAT WOMEN WEAR AT WORK” design – prevention/protection – recycling – environmental sustainability. It is without a doubt an interesting and extremely relevant topic and this is true to the extent that today even the safety world is focused on aesthetics and the look of PPE. The aim of the contest, in fact, is that of conceiving and designing apparel and/or devices meant for the protection of female construction workers, which are accordingly capable of satisfying health and safety requirements, while offering comfort and wearability, but also design, sustainability, and respect for the environment, without sacrificing taste and sophistication, with femininity fully highlighted. This is because the construction industry is characterised by a strong masculine presence and, as far as women workers are concerned, they are often only generally associated with roles like secretary, employee, or designer. In reality, however, there are many women with high-risk jobs and all the problems they entail, who require the same protection and focus usually reserved for men. Launched on the website www.buildoursafety.it, the contest will announce the winning projects in three different categories on 12 April, projects that will remain on show also at the Istituto Carlo Bazzi in Milan, the headquarters of the Museum of Safety.
The ‘Museum of Safety – No Danger!’ in Milan is a permanent on-going project/installation conceived by the Istituto Tecnico Industriale for Edili "Carlo Bazzi” in collaboration with the Triennale di Milano, with not only an original concept, but also an original location. In fact, it is a far-ranging museum, which extends across all the spaces of the Istituto Carlo Bazzi in the historic building located in via Cappuccio 2, Milan. This includes classrooms and the auditorium. In this way, the museum offers visitors and students an up-to-date and unconventional approach to the issues of safety, and an important contribution to the civil and economic fabric of Milan and Lombard society.