Safety, Culture and History

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La paix en Europe: sa pensée et son accomplissement à travers deux siècles - Publié le 15 mars 2014
198 ans. C'est trop tard ou formidable ? On va parcourir un chemin vers la paix en Europe: Deux siècles de Stanislas Leszczynski (1677-1766) à Robert Schuman (1886-1963).

Photo de gauche: Hôtel de ville de Nancy, France

Work-related fatal injury rate has been dramatically reduced in Bahrain and Thailand - Updated 10 Oct. 2012
The rate of Bahrain drops from 30.9 in 1979 to 7.0 in 2007 and that of Thailand from 33.8 in 1982 to 9.1 in 2007, according to ILO database on labour statistics, LABORSTA.
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Fatal Injury Rate at Work by Contry: A Disparity of over 30-fold exists in injury mortality rates at work among countries Updated 25 January 2013
According to my estimation based on data from ILO, Introductory Report: Decent Work - Safe Work and Päivi Hämäläinen, Jukka Takala, Kaija Leena Saarela, 'Global estimates of occupational accidents', in Safety Science 44, it reveals that there is a large disparity worldwide among countries.
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Birth of Safety First: A Historical Sketch of Safety Campaign in Japan, 1917-1936 - Updated 19 Apr. 2012
Birth of Safety First: A Social History of Safety Campaign, Tokyo: Fuji Shuppan, December 2011, 386 pages, ISBN 978-4-8350-7300-2, which is my authored book and one of the fruits of my ten-year-longitudinal study on the nascent safety movement in prewar Japan.
History of the Green Cross - Updated 12 Feb. 2012
The term 'Safety Culture' has gained wide acceptance worldwide since the accident of a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in 1986. We have been really familiar with this term ever since. However, prior to this term, the slogan 'Safety First' has been well-known to everyone for a century, and in fact it is in the 1910s that this slogan was coined in the United States. and it came into fashion in Japan as well.

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'Safety First' in Japan - Updated 11 Jul. 2011
The US safety movement came into fashion in the beginning of the 20th century with the slogan "Safety First", which gave birth to a safety movement in Japan. In 1917, the first safety organisation Safety First Society was founded, and then in 1925, Industrial Welfare Society as a public sector went into actions for workers' safety.

Toshibumi Gamo - Updated 13 Feb. 2012
Toshibumi Gamo (1883-1966) is the most prominent figure in the field of safety campaigns in the workplace, especially in the prewar period of Japan. As a pioneer of occupational safety in Modern Japan, he devoted his life to safeguarding factory workers. He reiterated through his life from 1914 to 1964 a warning that keeping workers safe was an integral part of their workplace.

The Journal Safety First Updated 10 Mar. 2011
This journal is the first periodical for the safety campaign in Japan. The first issue of the monthly journal Safety First, entitled in Japanese Anzen Dai-ichi, was published by the Safety First Society (Anzen Dai-ichi Kyokai, in Japanese) on April 1917. And then the publication lasted until March 1919, the issue of the number 3 of the third volume, which is regarded as the final issue.