June 18, 2009

Vintage safety clips - women in the workplace

In searching for some safety videos, we chanced upon these vintage clips about workplace safety for women and supervising women, which we pass along for your amusement and elucidation. We're happy to note that in the ensuing years, there have been significant advances for both women and for safety!

The Trouble With Women (1959)



Great videos! It was great to see that safety was important in America businesses, even before OSHA. I also thought that these would be enjoyed by HR professionals, especially the last one! It was very entertaining and realistic.

Thanks for posting these great videos. While doing research for the collective memoir about women born during WWII (the daughters of the iconic Rosie the Riveter), I located many materials about Rosie and the millions of women who joined the workforce during the war. I have never seen these safety videos and appreciate the chance to look at them.
My co-author (Kendra Bonnett) and I realized that you couldn't find a Rosie the Riveter bandana anymore -- you know the great white polka dots on red. Because we want to pass on Rosie's legacy of strength, courage, and empowerment, we designed and now sell such a bandana.
Thanks to your blog, I see that we now can talk about safety factors as well.
-Matilda Butler
PS Our award-winning book is: Rosie's Daughters: The "First Woman To" Generation Tells Its Story


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