Lesson 2: SAFETY AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE II
Industrial safety in the United States as we know it today did not begin to take shape until the early 20th century. Before that, many risked their lives daily going to work in industrial settings that included mines, construction, mills, and manufacturing. In today’s world, work safety statistics are usually measured by the number of injuries or deaths that take place yearly. Prior to 1900, these type of statistics is hard to come by, in part because it appeared that no one cared enough to make tracking on-the-job injuries and deaths a priority.