History of occupational safety and health preserved in new website

A law stipulating that women and children aged 13-18 could only work 63 hours per week in factories and another one setting out the first compensation structure for injured workers are listed on a new website that charts more than 200 years of industrial history. 
These two laws, from 1847 and 1897 retrospectively, are among many mentioned on the website, which shows how the UK has become one of the safest places in the world to work.
Set to become an invaluable resource for students, academics, health and safety professionals and others with a general interest in industrial history, the History of Occupational Safety and Health website - at www.historyofosh.org.uk - sets out developments from the 1802 Factory Act to various regulation changes made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year.   

Source: http://www.rospa.com/news/releases/detail/?id=1298

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