SHHS Contributor Organizations & Chapters
A Special Thanks
The following organizations and organizational chapters have become Safety and Health Historical Society (SHHS) contributors, supporting it’s mission to identify, collect, preserve and display materials and objects, publish historical knowledge and recognize historically significant contributions of individuals, companies, and organizations related to the protection of people, property, and the environment.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.
Veterans of Safety
The Veterans of Safety began on October 8, 1941, only a few weeks prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The founding occurred at a banquet of senior safety practitioners during the National Safety Congress in Chicago. The participants sought to protect fellow workers and associates in business and loss control.
The organization was the vision of Charles A. Miller of Houston, Texas with support from Henry Boggess, Harry Guilbert and Art Rohweder. These men had a desire and saw a need for an organization through which those with many years of experience could meet in a friendly setting and share ideas and experience about business relations.
Initial participants selected an organization name: Veterans of Safety. Some sought to call the organization the “Old-Timers Safety Club.”
A focus of the organization has been using members to create a better and safer world while applying the slogan “Have a Safe Day.”
Other Contributing Organizations
- Deschutes County Health Services has a primary responsibility to help address the basic health and wellness of Deschutes County residents. The department offers services at more than 40 locations in Deschutes County including public schools; health clinics in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters; five school-based health clinics; agencies such as the KIDS Center and the State of Oregon Department of Human Services; area hospitals; care facilities and homes.