WHCF Subject File - SA: Safety - Accident Prevention

According to the White House Central Files manual, this category was for "material pertaining to fire prevention; standards of industrial safety; hazardous occupations; safety codes; studies; services; search and rescue; demonstrations and technical assistance in research programs to determine the extent and cause of accidents, their prevention and control."

Specific exceptions are: civil air accidents and safety (see CA); military air accidents and safety (see ND); and safety and accident prevention of Federal Civil Service employees (see PE).


SA: Safety - Accident Prevention
Executive 215 pp. / General 140 pp.
Materials on safety and accident prevention in the following: transportation, especially railroads; farms; use of pesticides, toxic substances, and other hazardous materials; gas and liquid pipelines; and railroad - highway crossings. Also included are items re excessive Federal regulation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

SA 1: Fire
Executive 70 pp. / General 100 pp.
Materials on the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974; the Fair Labor Standards Act provision on firefighters' overtime practices; flammability standards; training and recognition for firefighters; and fire dangers in modern many-story buildings.

SA 1-1: Forest
Executive 20 pp. / General none
Materials on funding for forest fire control.

SA 2: Highway - Traffic
Executive 330 pp. / General 510 pp.
Materials on highway safety; Congressional and public dissatisfaction with safety belt-equipped vehicles with ignition interlocks; the controversy re Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 121, Air Brake Systems; air bags; the cost that government safety standards impose on the auto purchaser; the 55-mph speed limit; regulations affecting the trucking industry; the potential adverse impact of energy goals on automobile safety; and various safety devices being promoted by their inventors. including special lights and reflectors, innovative "crash absorbers," driver-alert systems, and rapid deceleration devices.

SA 2-1: School Patrols
Executive 4 pp. / General 4 pp
Items on school safety patrols..

SA 3: Industrial - Occupational
Executive 110 pp. / General 170 pp.
Materials on industrial and occupational safety and accident prevention, including adverse effects of Federal environment regulations on the business community, criticism and complaints re Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations and penalties and possible methods of voluntary compliance, and the establishment of a presidential task force to revise national safety standards.

SA 4: Marine
Executive 150 pp. / General 65 pp.
Materials on water safety; international conventions and treaties for navigational rules and safety of life at sea; H.R. 13585, Federal Boat Safety Act amendments; and the health and safety of deep sea divers.

SA 5: Mine
Executive 95 pp. / General 445 pp.
Materials on coal mine safety and H.R. 9318, Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Amendments of 1975. Also included are reports on administration and health and research activities, as specified by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969.

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