The prevention and control of accidents depend on the cooperative efforts of public authorities, governmental agencies, industrial management and employees, insurance companies, technical societies, safety engineers, physicians and nurses, as well as on the public in general. Accidents must be combated in the home, in the school, in public places, in travel and in places of work. Administrative, statistical, medical, engineering and educational activities must be covered in any well rounded safety program.
Although much already has been accomplished in safety work, with a marked reduction in the incidence and severity of accidents, much still remains to be done particularly with reference to accidents in the home and in public places and travel. Most of the results during the last two decades in the prevention and control of accidents have been brought about in industries through the development of well organized industrial safety programs. Recent studies made by some of