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REPORT OF THE INDUSTRIAL BOARD
Hon. James M. LYNCH, Commissioner of Labor:
Sır: In compliance with the instructions of the Industrial Board, I submit the accompanying brief report covering the Board's work to date. It contains:
1. Brief reference to the Board's statutory powers.
II. Statement of the Board's policy in the formulation of rules, viz.: through volunteer committees.
III. List of committees and membership.
IV. Brief statements relating to the work accomplished by each committee.
V. Statement of the advantages of the co-operative method of formulating rules and the importance of sustaining the plan by providing a reasonable fund for the payment of traveling and hotel expenses incurred by the members of the Board's committees.
VI. Excerpts from communications received from concerns who are represented on the committees, with reference to a continuance of services. These are important as showing the attitude of large employers and business men towards the Board and its methods.
VII. Plea for appropriations to enable the Board to continue its system of volunteer committees.
VIII. Meetings and hearings.
(1) To make rules applying to all classes of factories and mercantile establishments.
(2) To make special rules applying to certain specific trades only.
Policy In exercising the above powers, the Board at the outset decided to invite the co-operation of employers, employees and the public. In pursuance of this policy, a number of committees were created. These committees are composed of persons specially qualified to act as advisers in regard to the details of the matters on which the Board makes rules.
The response of governmental agencies, large employers of labor, organized workers and public spirited citizens to the Board's invitation was prompt and hearty. This is evidenced by the following list of committees and their membership.
Committee on Fire Hazards RICHARD J. CULLEN. ... Member of Industrial Board, Chairman, 1297
Lexington Ave., New York City. F. J. T. STEWART.
Superintendent, New York Board of Fire
Underwriters, 123 William St., New York
City. C. K. MALLORY.
Engineer of Construction and Maintenance,
Solvay Process Co., Syracuse. JOIN GILL
Bricklayers' Union, 1520 Roselle St., Bronx,
New York City. P. J. GILLESPIE.
Fire Prevention Engineer, Department of
Labor, 381 Fourth Ave., New York City. Miss FRANCES PERKINS...... Executive Secretary, Committee on Safety,
420 St. Bldg., New York City. John H. DERBY....
Fire Prevention Engineer, 17 Madison Ave.,
New York City. (Representative of Na
tional Fire Protection Association.) WILLIAM GUERIN
258 Broadway, New York City. (Former
Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention.) JOSEPH 0. HAMMITT... Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention, Municipal
Building, New York City. JAMES II. IIASTE.
Manager Kodak Park Works, Eastman Kodak
Co., Rochester. GEORGE W. OLVANY. ... Counsel, Real Estate Board of New York, 165
Broadway, New York City. H. J. TRAUTMANN.
Jacob Dold Packing Co., Buffalo.
Committee on Ventilation and Lighting Miss PAULINE GOLDMARK..... Díember of Industrial Board, Chairman, 270
West 94th St., New York City. JOHN J. FLYNN.
Vice-President International Metal Polishers'
Union, 25 Third Ave., New York City. D. D. KIMBALL.
Consulting Engineer, Mechanical and Elec
trical Engineering, 15 West 38th St., New