From: Samuella Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] The Story of OSHA
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:52:11 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Rob - Thanks for the link to these historical films. I will be pointing my safety class students to these. I went looking and as you said there are some really interesting things there. I found one that is from the 60s called "LOX" which is about the hazards of liquid oxygen, but done in a very odd way which is trying to be funny - heads up it is gruesome at the end.

Great way to pass quarantine time.

On 3/21/2020 4:59 PM, ILPI Support wrote:
I discovered that The Internet Archive has a thousands of videos available for free. As I was looking around the Government Films section and found this one which was apparently censored:

Description: Occupational Health and Safety Administration Department of Labor United States Government The Story of OSHA (1980) This film tells workers how OSHA was set up to stem the tide of disease, injury, and death, and what their rights are under the law. Explains how NIOSH conducts tests, how standards are set, and how OSHA investigates complaints. Produced and distributed by OSHA in 1980. Then in 1981, the incoming head of OSHA Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies. A few copies were kept alive by renegade union officials who refused to return their copies. The penalty for being discovered in possession of one of these films was loosing all OSHA funding for their safety and health programs. There are 3 films in this series: The Story of OSHA | Worker to Worker | Can't Take No More This film was preserved through the years through the efforts of Mark Catlin, who made this and other censored OSHA films available for digitizing.

All kinds of stuff in that archive - nuclear test films, WWII War Dept films, battling anopheles mosquitos to curb malaria (featuring the Seven Dwarfs) etc. Don ??t miss those entertaining ones like Duck and Cover, Sex Madness, etc.

Doing my part to ensure you aren ??t too productive working from home!

Rob Toreki
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