Social Security Act of 1935 is passed. This act provided funds for state industrial programs.


Walsh-Healey Act for worker health and safety standards is enacted, setting safety and health standards for employers receiving federal contracts over $10,000.


Godfrey publishes one of the first statements on the need for public health involvement in accident prevention in the American Journal of Public Health.

The Council on Industrial Health of the American Medical Association is created.

An estimated 2,200 nurses are working in the industry.


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists is formed.


American Industrial Hygiene Association is formed.


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

DeHaven describes structural environments as a primary cause of injury in falls from heights.

American Association of Industrial Nurses is founded with Catherine Dempsey as the first President.


Army directives are created for the establishment of industrial medical programs in all Army-owned and operated plants, arsenals, depots, and ports of embarkation.

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


The American Academy of Occupational Medicine is founded. Its membership comprises full-time physicians in occupational medicine. It merges with the American Occupational Medicine Association in 1988 to form the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


All states (48 at the time) have workers’ compensation laws.


The first doctorates of industrial medicine are conferred upon three graduates of the University of Pittsburgh.


The Coal Mine Safety Act passes into law.


Human Factors in Air Transportation is published by McFarland. Industrial Nursing Journal begun; it later became the Occupational Health Nursing Journal and then AAOHN Journal.


First annual Stapp conferences on the biomechanics of crashes are held.

American Board on Preventive Medicine recognizes occupational

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