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The Archives of Safety and Health

Listed below are the articles from the current issue of The Archives of Safety and Health expires.

Dixon, Illinois – Bridge Collapse (1873) and Other Bride Failures

The Dixon Baptist Church Baptism Sunday proved disastrous, killing 45 and injuring 56. Bridge failures were not uncommon.

Keeping Rosie The Riveter Safe During World War II – Women Working In Industry

Women working in industry expanded rapidly during WWII. This article explores women’s work in support of the WWII effort.

Children Workers and Workplace Accidents: What Was The Price Paid For Industrializing America?

This guest article is by historian Allen Cornwell from his web site: Our Great American Heritage (http://www.ourgreatamericanheritage.com). It addresses injury and death for children working in factories.

1916: First Federal Government Safety Exposition

At least six federal departments participated in a six day exposition to promote safety. The event even attracted President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson among the thousands of visitors.

The American Museum of Safety and the Safety Institute of America

Few records remain for the first safety museum in the U.S. established in 1907. The museum evolved into the Safety Institute of America that continued for several decades.

Wackiest Mishaps of 1966

It used to be news when a man bit a dog. But in 1966 a dog shot a woman. And that’s not all. A kangaroo shot a man. So did a rabbit. A deer took a gun away from a hunter. A fish chased a fisherman off the road by sneezing in his face. A [...]

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 business operations and a contributor to advancing safety practices in the U.S. An example of the company commitment to its workers is the fact that it offered workmen’s compensation before laws required it.

Health Concerns in 1918

The second leading cause of death in the United States about 1915 was tuberculosis. The disease is transmitted from one person to another through various direct means.

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