The Workplace In Nevada: Speed Versus Safety

Screenshot 2018-07-03 at 12.12.51There was a time when workplace safety was considered the responsibility of the employee: You take a job and you consent to the hazards that might be part of the job.

In the 20th Century, laws were enacted to protect workers. They didn’t always work, especially in the Wild West of Nevada where workplace safety and the desire to work faster often conflicted.

UNLV history professor Michelle Follette Turk explores that part of Nevada’s history in her new book “A History of Occupational Health and Safety: From 1905 to the Present.”

via The Workplace In Nevada: Speed Versus Safety | Nevada Public Radio

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