A 1980 Look Back At Occupational Health

4/30/2012 12:00 AM

From Public.Resource.org: This film was preserved through the years through the efforts of Mark Catlin, who made this and other censored OSHA films available for digitizing.

A quick paced history of occupational health and safety in the U.S. from the Industrial Revolution to the 1970s. Produced and distributed by OSHA in 1980. Then in 1981, the incoming head of OSHA Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies. A few copies were kept alive by renegade union officials who refused to return their copies. The penalty for being discovered in possession of one of these films was loosing all OSHA funding for their safety and health programs.



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