1943

American Public Health Association (APHA) Committee on Administrative Practice appoints a subcommittee on accident prevention; the subcommittee reports accident prevention programs in six state and two local health departments.

1945

Federal Children's Bureau, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Safety Council, and Metropolitan Life Insurance cosponsor national child safety campaign.

 

APHA Subcommittee on Accident Prevention develops program guidelines for accident prevention; the subcommittee reports accident prevention programs in 9 state and 25 local health departments.

1948

W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards first home accident prevention demonstration grant.

1949

Gordon formalizes concept that epidemiology could be used as a theoretical foundation for accident prevention.

1950

AAP forms Committee on Accident Prevention.

 

First International Committee on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety Conference is held in Stockholm.

1951

W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards 3- to 6-year home accident prevention demonstration projects to 10 states

1953

First conference on home accident prevention is held at University of Michigan, School of Public Health; sponsors include National Safety Council, APHA, U.S. Public Health Service (U.S. PHS), and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

 

Human Factors in Air Transportation is published by McFarland.

 

Flammable Fabrics Act and Federal Hazardous Substances Act are passed.



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