The Human Machinery of War

The Human Machinery of War: Disability on the Front Lines and the Factory Floor, 1941-1945
Safety on the Factory Floor
Office of War Information Poster: Stop Accidents. America Needs Manpower Office of War Information Poster: Stop Accidents. America Needs Manpower
War Production Board Poster: "America is the Loser, Too - When Avoidable Accidents Stop Production. The U.S. Army says -- 'Make Haste Safely.'" War Production Board Poster: "America is the Loser, Too - When Avoidable Accidents Stop Production. The U.S. Army says -- 'Make Haste Safely.'"

Office of War Information, 1941-1945,
"Stop Accidents. America Needs Manpower."

War Production Board, ca. 1942-ca. 1943,
"America is the Loser, Too - When Avoidable Accidents Stop Production. The U.S. Army says -- 'Make Haste Safely.'"

 

   
Office of War Information Poster: Keep 'Em Fighting. Production Wins Wars.  Stop Accidents
War Production Board Poster: Careful! Let's Work Safely to Keep 'Em Firing
Office of War Information, 1941-1945,
"Keep 'Em Fighting. Production Wins Wars. Stop Accidents."
War Production Board, ca. 1942- ca. 1943,
"Careful! --Here's Where Accidents Strike: Head 7%, Eyes 4%, Arms 9%, Trunk 20%, Hands 8%, Fingers 22%, Legs 13%, Feet 8%, Toes 5%, General 4%. Let's Work Safely to Keep 'Em Firing!"
   
War Production Board Poster: Manpower Lost in 1941 - Shop Accidents Deprived Our Fighting Forces of. . . for Victory's Sake - Stay on the Job!
Office of War Information Poster: Horseplay That Causes Accidents is Sabotage!

War Production Board, ca. 1942-ca. 1943,
"Manpower Lost in 1941 - Shop Accidents Deprived Our Fighting Forces of: 7 Extra Battleships, 3,750 Extra Heavy Bombers, 7,500 Extra Fighter Planes, 11,250 Extra Light Tanks. For Victory's Sake - Stay on the Job! They Must Have Electric Motors to Run the Machinery to Make It!"

Office of War Information, 1941-1945,
"Horseplay that Causes Accidents is Sabotage!"
   
War Production Board Poster: The New Man Needs Your Help
Photograph: Outdoor Sign that Reads "It is your patriotic duty to avoid accidents and protect your fellow workers"
Office of War Information, between 1941 and 1945,
“Outdoor sign. It is your patriotic duty to avoid accidents and protect your fellow workers.”
War Production Board, ca. 1942-ca. 1943,
"The New Man Needs Your Help. Acquaint Him With the Work and Help Prevent Accidents. Remember, You Too Were Once a New Employee."
Office of War Information Poster: Keep 'Em Fighting. Production Wins Wars.  Stop Accidents War Production Board Poster: Careful! Let's Work Safely to Keep 'Em Firing War Production Board Poster: Manpower Lost in 1941 - Shop Accidents Deprived Our Fighting Forces of. . . for Victory's Sake - Stay on the Job! Office of War Information Poster: Horseplay That Causes Accidents is Sabotage! Photograph: Outdoor Sign that Reads "It is your patriotic duty to avoid accidents and protect your fellow workers" War Production Board Poster: The New Man Needs Your Help