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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.

Why School Busses Open Their Boarding Door at Railroad Crossings?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy School Busses Open Their Boarding Door at Railroad Crossings Why do school busses stop at railroad crossings and open the boarding door? Learn about the incidents that led to this requirement appearing in the laws of every state.

Where “Mad Hatter” Came From

Reading Time: 10 minutesAn early 1900s exposure to mercury during the manufacturing of felt hats led to the term Mad Hatter’s disease. Because the manufacturing plants were in Danbury, CT, the disease also became know as the Danbury Shakes. This article explores this story and its history.

Book Review: A Study of Accidents and Accident Insurance – Published in 1900

Reading Time: 9 minutesAn early 1900s exposure to mercury during the manufacturing of felt hats led to the term Mad Hatter’s disease. Because the manufacturing plants were in Danbury, CT, the disease also became know as the Danbury Shakes. This article explores this story and its history.

Meet Hugh DeHaven, Father of Crashworthiness.

Reading Time: 7 minutesFind out about this Father of Crashworthiness. Learn of his own aircraft crash in WWI that stimulated a lifetime of research, inventions and solutions for aircraft and vehicle crashes.

The Fire that Killed 92 Innocent Children Leads to Extensive Life Safety Reforms Nationally.

Reading Time: 19 minutesThis tragic fire killed 92 innocent children and 3 nuns and seriously injured many more who jumped 25 feet to concrete and asphalt. Many deficiencies contributed to the toll and led to extensive life safety reforms nationally.

Did you know? First Fire Prevention Day – 1920

Reading Time: 2 minutesA proclamation signed by President Woodrow WIlson sets aside Saturday October 9, 2910 as Fire Prevention Day.

You Be The Judge by Jose Schorr

Reading Time: 1 minuteWould you award the workman’s compensation claim?

Editor’s Perspective

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe editor’s perspective on the stories that shape safety and health standards and practices.

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