Book Review: Mental Causes of Accidents by Boyd Fisher (1922)

Book Review: Mental Causes of Accidents by Boyd Fisher (1922)

A social scientist, Boyd Fisher, introduces psychology to the early safety movement and describes the importance of understanding human behavior and applying that knowledge to improving safety performance.

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood

How did over 2 million gallons of molasses create a flood that killed 21 people and 25 horses and injured 150? Find out about this event from 100 years ago that became a landmark event for Boston.

Paper Clip Safety

Paper Clip Safety

How did paper clips come about? How dangerous are they? This article pulls the details together.

What is Grinder’s Asthma?

What is Grinder’s Asthma?

Does this disease from the 19th century still exist? What do we call it today? This article explains the history of this disease, the workers, the working conditions and how it became part of music literature and poetry.

A Fight to Preserve a Safety Color Code for Fire Alarms

A Fight to Preserve a Safety Color Code for Fire Alarms

In 1913 the U.S. Post Office issued Order No. 6883 requiring all letter and package boxes to be painted red. An uproar from the fire protection community and insurance industry got the order reversed in less than three months to save red for fire alarm call boxes.

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