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Episode 34: A Day in History that Changed Workplace Safety

Episode 34: A Day in History that Changed Workplace Safety

Today marks the 109th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. Normally on this day, large crowds of union members and others would gather at Washington Place and Greene Street to pay tribute to the 146 lives lost on that fateful day. It was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. COVID-19 has canceled those plans as gatherings continue to be off-limits. So, as more of us continue to be confined to our homes, we thought it would be fitting to remind you of this podcast – A Day in History that Changed Workplace Safety. It is a look-back at how a single tragedy changed workplace safety and strengthened the labor movement.

Duration: 19 min

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