(From “The Editor’s Page,” Safety Engineering, January 1923, page 16-17.)

With a period of reduced industrial production following WWI, the publication editors gave recognition to the emerging group of safety engineers, who had recently led the introduction and development of industrial safety.

Organized accident prevention effort in the United States started about some twelve or fifteen years ago. Since that time the whole plan of this activity may be measured up to the time of the big industrial slump. The progress and development in this great work was notable year by year and a new and most useful campaign, that of safety engineering, came into being and established itself.

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