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.
Many famous disasters or safety and health events have left their mark in literature, poetry, and music. The Boston Molasses Flood found a place in music history. The websites below provide samples of that music and the associated lyrics.
The Borden Company published a newsletter to promote safety among its employees. There were articles on specific topics and items of humor. This is one example of a humorous item focused on accidents and carelessness.
The late Captain W. H. Stratton, engineer, epigrammatist and leading figure in the world of fire fighting science during his time, while manager of the Factory Insurance Association of Hartford, defined these as attributes for success as an insurance inspector.
Do you know the meaning of the word epigrammatist?