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British Origins

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes British accident proneness. Until Eric Farmer became the chief advocate of accident proneness, British workers seemed to find the idea of an accident prone employee an awkward, ... More


Consolidation and Development, 1930s-World War II

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the idea of accident proneness in the 1930s and in World War II. The idea of accident proneness did not change in the Great Depression/World War II era. Experts refined the idea ... More


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