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Resources on Safety & Health

This section lists a variety of resources related to safety and health history. There are websites, books, journal publications, other publications, and videos. SHHS will continue to expand this list of resources for those studying and researching safety and health history.

Websites: Devoted to Safety and Health History

History of Occupational Safety and Health

There is a United Kingdom (UK) website devoted to the History of Occupational Safety and Health, especially focused on the impact in the UK. It is supported by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents and its National Occupational Safety and Health Committee. Visit the History of Occupational Safety and Health.

Note: The general philosophy for SHHS is that it is devoted to United States history. This resource is currently the only exception because it is the only other web site similar to SHHS from any country.

Websites: Containing Safety and Health History Information

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) – formerly American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

International System Safety Society (ISSS)

National Museum of American History

National Safety Council (NSC)

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The History of Sanitary Sewers

The History of Personal Protective Equipment

Books

The list below contains selected books that document the hazards and innovative protections in the field of safety and health.

Bibliography Index

The list below contains links to bibliographies for published works of historical interest in the safety and health field.

Journal Articles

The list below contains selected journal articles  that document the hazards and innovative protections in the field of safety and health.

Other Articles, Publications, Books and Collections

The list below contains selected journal articles  that document the hazards and innovative protections in the field of safety and health.

George W. Harper Collection.

 

The first collection acquired by the Safety and Health Historical Society is the George W. Harper Collection.

 

Videos about Safety & Health

Workplace Health and Safety History, to the 1920s

These videos depict the work conditions in the early 1900s to 1920.  Worker health and safety needs were not at the top of the priority for most companies.

Workplace Health and Safety History 1930s to WWII

These videos depict the work conditions in the early 1930s to beginning of Wold War II.

Workplace Health and Safety History WWII to OSHA

These videos depict the work conditions in the end of WWII to the founding of the OSHA.

1944 – Ringling Brothers Circus Tent Fire

A fire in the big top.  How the Ringling Brothers Circus Tent fire changed the safety and health practices for entertainers and the public alike.

View the recollection of the Hartford Circus Fire by Charles Nelson Reilly (on AwesomeStories.com)

Links to additional video resources

This list below contains selected books that document the innovations & hazards in the field pf safety and health.

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