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Celebrating Our Past

The Safety and Health Historical Society seeks to share lessons learned from past events, people, methods, and accomplishments of many individuals, companies, and organizations that advanced safety and health for the public and workers.

Welcome to the Safety and Health Historical Society (SHHS) web site! SHHS seeks to celebrate the people, events, methods, accomplishments, and records from the history of safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection, insurance, government, human factors, societies, organizations, publications, companies and other entities that have moved the safety and health professions forward for well over 100 years. There are many, many stories to tell and accomplishments to capture and share. That is the goal of the Safety and Health Historical Society. 

Join SHHS to learn of our past and to contribute to uncovering and telling about the significant accomplishments of the past!

The Archives of Safety and Health

The primary means for sharing the accounts from the past is through the official journal of the Safety and Health Historical Society. The Archives will tell the stories that influenced safety and health today.

Featured Articles

Articles of Interest

On This Date: 1912 – First Cooperative Safety Congress
One of the earliest textbooks in safety and health was authored by the Director of the American Museum of Safety,
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Wackiest Mishaps of 1966
It used to be news when a man bit a dog. But in 1966 a dog shot a woman. And
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Health Concerns in 1918
The second leading cause of death in the United States about 1915 was tuberculosis. The disease is transmitted from one
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Workmen’s Compensation That Preceded State Laws
The United States Steel Corporation was recognized as one of the companies at the leading edge for safety in its
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Firefighter
Did you know? Major Fires in US History
One of the earliest textbooks in safety and health was authored by the Director of the American Museum of Safety,
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Food for Thought in 1920 (and maybe for today)
One of the earliest textbooks in safety and health was authored by the Director of the American Museum of Safety,
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Book by William H Tolman
Did you know? Who wrote one of the earliest textbooks in safety and health?
One of the earliest textbooks in safety and health was authored by the Director of the American Museum of Safety,
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