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The lessening of accidental injuries decreases the employer's compensation liability.
The fear has been expressed that the practice of applying the rule of physical fitness to workmen will, by proving some men to be short in their physical measure, rule them out of an industry. This fear has little weight. For the records of many employers show that only a very few applicants have been barred from industry by their physical defects; and everybody must agree that it is good policy to quarantine out of industry a man whose physical condition carries with it a menace to his own safety and to the safety of those who might work with him. The records also show that, by locating and protecting their infirmities, thousands of defectives have been directed into safe and remunerative places in industry who otherwise would, sooner or later, have been unable to continue at work. The common tendency of measuring the physical fitness of workmen is to save men for industry, not to shut them out of it.
Under the old method of hiring an employee, the employer ordinarily could not know whether or not the employee was physically fit for his work. That was blind hiring. When the employee also did not know his physical fitness, it was as though the blind hired the blind. Under the new method of Measuring the Workman's Physical Fitness for His Job, workmen are directed into their employment with intelligence.
Bulletins may be obtained from the Conference Board on Safety and Sanitation, Magnus W. Alexander, Executive Secretary, West Lynn, Mass.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE NATIONAL FOUNDERS' ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL METAL TRADES ASSOCIATION IN THE INTERESTS
OF THEIR WORKMEN
CONTENTS FOR FEBRUARY, 1917
The Story of San Francisco, James A. Emery.
Murdered Because He Would Not Join a Union...
What First-Aiders Can Do....
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THE REVIEW, which is published by The National Founders' Asso. ciation and the National Metal Trades Association, desires to have als foundry and machine shop employees fully acquainted with the policies and purposes of the two Associations.
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Those who, in the golden age of art, painted or carved or wrote beautiful things, did so primarily for the love of art itself. So may I not assert that if in an age of industry, a man devotes himself to industry for industry's sake, he is following the same artistic instinct of trying to do a fine act simply because it is fine.
A business must be profitable fif it is to continue to exist, but the glory of business is to make it so successful that you can do great things because they are great and because they ought to be done.
CHARLES M. SCHWAB