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November 18, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(12):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120032014

With the increased industrial activity that is part of this country's expanding defense program there will be increased hazards related to much of the work. The prevention of accidents is largely a matter of applying common sense, but this must be shared by employer and employee if it is to be fully effective.

A Committee on Labor-Management Cooperation for Safety which was constituted in March 1949 and which consisted of representatives of industry, labor and other interests has warned that the industrial accident problem can be solved only by full cooperation between all involved parties.1 To produce understanding, pride in results and an appreciation of the sincerity and good faith of each party to the program, there must be genuine participation at all levels of management and employees in building and stimulating the safety efforts of the entire organization. This committee believes the following principles which have been accepted

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