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Ahmed Akram Alkhashab
1 Nov 2017
3200 people killed in mining accident
The beginning of governmental involvement in workplace safety
Factory inspection began in Massachusetts
First barrier safeguard was patented
Pennsylvania legislature passed a mine safety law requiring two exits from all mines
Bureau of Labor Statistics was started
Massachusetts legislature passed a law requiring safeguards for hazardous machinery
Passed a law of the Employer's Liability Law
First recorded safety program was established in Joliet, Illinois, steel plant
Federick Taylor began studying efficiency in manufacturing, and drew a connection between lost personnel time and management policies
US Dept. created Bureau of Mines to investigate accidents, examine health hazards and recommend improvements.
Early form of workers' compensation was introduced in the US.
First effective workers' compensation law in Wisconsin.
saw the passage of legislation promotion workplace safety.
More than 14,000 employees were killed annually.
OSH Act, due to high work injury rates.
Federal Mine Safety Act, due to high work injury rates.
US firms began to pursue ISO 14000
Workplace terrorism became an important issue
Special safety needs for older people who re-entered the workforce
Organizations began to concern themselves with off-the-job safety as a critical part of their overall safety and health plan
Bhopal Tragedy- Over 40 tons of MIC and other gases leaking into North India. (Killed more than 3000 people)
The federal government encouraged contractors to implement and maintain a safe work environment.
Selikoff continued to study the effects of asbestos, which has become a controlled material.
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