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September 21, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(12):931-932. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710120043017

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A Survey of Women in Industry  Since women have permanently established themselves in industry, working conditions must be so arranged that no undue harm to health ensues. The adolescent girl is the object of special anxiety, as she is particularly susceptible to such influences as bad habits of posture, excessive strain and unhygienic working environment. The problem of making special provision for women in industry is not only of social and economic but also of national importance, in that the female workers of today must be considered as the actual or potential mothers of the next generation.With these considerations in mind, the division of industrial hygiene of the commonwealth department of health organized a preliminary survey of the health and working conditions of women in industry in Victoria in 1928. The survey covered 3,502 women employed in the commonwealth offices and factories, and in the rubber, manufacturing grocery, jute

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