Workplace SafetyMarch 25, 1911

Triangle Shirtwaist
This is a picture of citizens and some family members watching the woman jump from the building as it was burning down.
This is a picture of citizens and some family members watching the woman jump from the building as it was burning down.
Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Many of the Triangle factory workers were women, some as young as 15 years old. It broke out on the eighth floor. They believe the cause of it was a cigarette that was not fully put out yet, that a woman had thrown in the trash can. The eighth floor tried to tell the ninth floor but they never answered so the eighth floor workers left. Then the eighth floor workers tried to get out and the doors opened inwards towards them which made it slower for escaping. The doors were locked on the ninth floor though. Also the elevator was full and was on its last run. So they went
This is a picture of the firemen putting out the fire in the building.
This is a picture of the firemen putting out the fire in the building.
to the windows to climb down the ladder yet the ladders stopped at the sixth and seventh floor. Then the firemen got there and their ladder could not reach the ninth floor. So in last attempts to survive, the girls started jumping from the windows and splatting on the ground in front of all the people; some were family members and the rest were citizens. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died. The survivors were left to live and relive those horrible moments. In this example I would reform a lot of things, one for example would be to make it a law to have and use ash trays, if that is how the fire started. Also a I would find a better way to contact all the other floors for example, fire alarms, so they will know to get out. I would also change two things about the door system; one, the doors should push open to exit a room so that if the room is crowded it doesn't take as long to get out; and two is they shouldn't lock the emergency exits or in fact any exits. Also they should make the escape exits reach all the floors not just some. Last they should have made some kind of trampoline or cushion thing that the girls could land on when they jumped.






President Teddy Roosevelt
This is a picture of teddy as a kid.
This is a picture of teddy as a kid.
Teddy Rossevelt as a president in the progressive era had many accomplishment and many reforms. He made it so people couldn't get fired just because the boss didn't like him or just because the bussiness felt like it. They had to have a reason for doing it. Also he made it so the people who were working illegally or were illegally appointed to civil service positions couldn't get payed; only the real worker who were suppose to be working got payed. Then he made up a survey that the federal service took which made it so there was certian rankings in jobs like manager and boss. He also made it so there was a increase in the number of goverment jobs subjected. Lastly, he made it so there was a lot more jobs that woman could now do; this made it so
This is Teddy as an adult and he was the 26th president.
This is Teddy as an adult and he was the 26th president.
men and woman were more equal and it took some of the waman sufferage away. So I beleive that Teddy had a big part in the progressive era.











Conection between workplace safety back then to today
This is a example of fire escape stairs.
This is a example of fire escape stairs.

Over the years we have learned from our mistakes and fixed them. Now in this time period we have a group named Occupational Safety and Health Administration that goes around and checks over businesses. They make sure that everything is running correctly and safely. Such as little things like the door isn't opening towards you, it is opening away from you. Also that there is fire escape stairs on all foor outside. There is also ways of now contacting the other floors easier when there is a fire, by way of fire alarms. Lastly they have created this thing call fire walls that will slow down the fire from spreading so quickly. So over the years we have learned from our mistakes and corrected them.