A History of Occupational Health and Safety: From 1905 to the Present

A History of Occupational Health and Safety: From 1905 to the Present

by Michelle Follette Turk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943859702
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: Shepperson Series in Nevada History Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 925,610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Michelle Follette Turk is a historian of occupational health and Nevada. She has authored scholarly articles on medicine and labor at Hoover Dam and is a lecturer on using Hoover Dam to teach history and Las Vegas medical history. She currently teaches history at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Railroad 22

Chapter 2 The Dam 65

Chapter 3 The Plant 120

Chapter 4 The Test Site 182

Chapter 5 The Strip 240

Conclusion 303

Bibliography 319

About the Author 335

Index 337

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Christoper Sellers

“This well-documented and knowledgeable work spans an entire century of occupational safety and health in one fascinating and revealing corner of the American West: the greater Las Vegas area. No other work in the history of American industrial or occupational health does quite what it does. Following a particular place over this long a time span, it shows how far we’ve come in grappling with workplace dangers, but also how little progress we’ve made."

Christopher Sellers

“This well-documented and knowledgeable work spans an entire century of occupational safety and health in one fascinating and revealing corner of the American West: the greater Las Vegas area. No other work in the history of American industrial or occupational health does quite what it does. Following a particular place over this long a time span, it shows how far we’ve come in grappling with workplace dangers, but also how little progress we’ve made."

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