Important Events in Workplace Safety

In honor of National Safety Month we’re looking at the history of workplace and construction safety in the US.

More information on the 1906 survey of workers conditions:

The first systematic investigation of occupational accidents was performed by Crystal Eastman. In her one-year survey of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, she revealed that 536 men were killed by work accidents.

Original image from 1906 survey. Each red x stands for a man killed at work or as the direct result of an injury received in the course of their work.