medicine as a subspecialty, with its own certification requirements.


Accident Prevention Program is initiated by the U.S. Public Health Service.


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is founded.


Specific safety standards are promulgated for the Walsh-Healey Act.


American Public Health Association publishes Accident Prevention: The Role of Physician and Public Health Workers.


Passage of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act greatly expands the powers of federal inspectors. It served as a model for the 1970 Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Journal of Safety Research begins publication.

Haddon, Suchman, and Klein publish Accident Research: Methods and Approaches.

Eleven schools of public health develop training programs in injury prevention funded by the U.S. Public Health Service.

The four major U.S. auto manufacturers install front-seat lap belts as standard equipment.


Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society is published by the National Research Council.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its sections, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National

Transportation Safety Board, are established.


President Lyndon Johnson calls for a federal occupational safety and health law.


Mine Safety and Health Act becomes law.

The Construction Safety Act is passed into law.

Board of Certified Safety Professionals, which certifies practitioners in the safety profession, is established.

Graduate programs in occupational health nursing begin.


Occupational Safety and Health Act is passed into law.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are established.


Black Lung Benefits Act is enacted.

Accreditation Board for Occupational Health Nursing is established.


The Industrial Medical Association becomes the American Occupational Medicine Association.


Mine Safety and Health Administration is established to administer the provisions of the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

American Association of Industrial Nurses is renamed as American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

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