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The Factory Inspectors

A Legacy of the Industrial Revolution


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The Factory Inspectors by Eddie Crooks
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Using graphs, stats and around 40 pics, this is a record of the price paid in injury and death by men, women and children in industrial society, and the development of political reform and laws to protect them (factory inspectors etc). Also documented are the changes as industry developed; in nineteenth century, the First World War, and the development of a chemical industry (impact of asbestos etc) in the twentieth century, concluding with up-to-date 'new approach', and changes wrought from European Community.

Author Biography

Eddie Crooks is extremely knowledgeable about his subject, having worked as a health and safety executive for 16 yrs and retiring as HM health and safety inspector.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
UK ed.
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
The History Press Ltd
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