Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions Volume 7-9

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions Volume 7-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...the morale of the men. the habits of safety among the men. and we have not had the money to go in among the men themselves and interest them with moving pictures and the stereopticon. It takes money to do that. Our safety department costs about $145,000 a year. We have 15 engineers and we put on inspectors and are extremely busy. We need more money. We get more than some of you because we have the State compensation insurance fund, and that fund pays the same tax as other insurance companies pay, but instead of paying it into the State general fund it goes into the accident prevention fund, and that will give us this year $100,000 for accident prevention work. If you have not a State fund you ought to have, and one reason that you should have it is that you can get that source of revenue if you try for it. Another thing which we tried to do failed with the last legislature because we did not try it separately from the general commission. That was to have collected by the insurance carriers and paid by the self-insurer 2 per cent upon the premium paid to go into the safety fund. The major part of them seemed to be willing to do it, but we could not get the legislature to take any action. The insurance companies objected to being made the instrument for collecting this, but there is not any other good way to do it and they have to do some.things in the public interest. That could be a source of revenue. I had our engineers make a careful study of 400 cases of death to see what percentage of those lives should have been saved if we had been able to do all the things ve wanted to do to make the place of employment safe and to educate the' workers, and after having five years in which to put the plan into operation. We have to allow something for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673476
  • 9781236673473