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Factory inspector report, 1912

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Title

Factory inspector report, 1912

Description

Contains four images from the Factory Inspector Report, 1912 showing child laborers of various ages.

The duties of the chief factory inspector and factory inspectors were governed by 1894 Public Laws Chapter 1278 (passed April 26, 1894) An act to regulate the employment and provide for the safety of women and children in mercantile industries and manufacturing establishments.  Inspectors were appointed by the governor and the chief inspector was subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Inspections were performend annually regarding the employment of children, health and safety, sanitary conditions and ventilation, elevators and accidents.

The duties of factory inspectors became part of the Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Inspections in 1935 per Public Law Chapter 2250 Sec. 90.

See also:
Chief Factory Inspector annual reports, 1895-1937

Factory Inspectors court cases, 1919-1935

Source

C#337

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1912

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

Factory Inspectors (1894-1935), "Factory inspector report, 1912," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #486, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/486 (accessed October 31, 2014).