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B20,- Safety code for conveyors and conveying machinery.

Only two of the subcommittees appointed to prepare drafts of sections of this
code have been able to submit drafts for consideration of the sectional committee.
The past chairman, Mr. C. H. Newman, was unable to stimulate interest in the
work of the other subcommittees because of his own ill health. Until a few months
ago, no work had been accomplished by the committee since the death of the
chairman in 1934. However, during the summer, the sponsors have held several
conferences and laid plans for reorganizing the sectional committee, reorganized
six subcommittees, and reviewed the two sections of the code now on file with a
view to promoting actively the completion of the standard.
B24-1927.--Safety code for forging and hot-metal stamping.

No revision of this code is under contemplation at this time.
B28—1927.--Safety code for rubber machinery.

No new standards are under consideration, and no revisions of existing stand-
ards have been undertaken.
B30.--Safety code for cranes, derricks, and hoists.

All sections of this code have been completed for several years. A mimeo graphed copy of the draft of the proposed code, based on these reports, was distributed to the sectional committee in 1932 for criticism and comment.

ments have now been made for a revision of the draft in accordance with the
criticisms received from the committee after which the draft will be submitted
to the sectional committee for approval.
C2-1927.-National electrical safety code.

No revisions of this code are under consideration at the present time.
K13–1930.--Code for identification of gas-mask canisters.

No revisions of this code are under consideration at this time.
L1-1929.- Textile safety code.

No revisions of this code are under consideration at the present time.
22 (formerly X 2–1922).--Safety code for the protection of the heads, eyes, and respira-

tory organs of industrial workers.
This code continues under revision, the principal emphasis being placed on
provisions for respirators. The chairman of the sectional committee appointed
& special subcommittee on this section to consider objections to previous drafts
and to study the information which has been collected. This special subcommittee
which has submitted its report and the chairman of the sectional committee is
preparing a final draft of the new section on respirators for the consideration of
the full sectional committee.
24.--Safety codes for industrial sanitation.

Three standards have been approved under this project as reported last year.
No additional standards are under consideration and no revisions of existing
standards have been undertaken.
25.--Ventilation code.

The subcommittee on fundamentals under this project had made one report to
the sectional committee, part of which was approved and part returned for
further consideration. The subcommittee is now preparing a revision of its
report for presentation to the sectional committee.
29.-Safety code for exhaust systems.

The work on this project has definitely progressed during the past year. A number of subcommittees, covering various industrial processes, have been authorized by the sectional committee and are now being organized to develop standards in their respective fields. The subcommittee on fundamentals has prepared a report which has been tentatively approved by the sectional committee.

A final draft of this report is now being prepared and will be printed for general distribution by the subcommittee under the power granted to it by the sectional committee. This document will be printed as a report only and not as a standard. The National Advisory Committee on Toxic Dusts and Gases, which was appointed on the recommendation of the sectional committee of the exhaust-code project, has held one meeting and has started the preparation of a bulletin covering the use of threshold limits of toxic dusts and gases in regulations and by industrial groups. It is also studying the question of the possibility of studying nomenclature in the field of occupational diseases, and as soon as additional information has been

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received from the various subcommittees of the exhaust-code project, the advisory
committee will proceed to establish threshold limits for certain toxic dusts and
gases for the use of the subcommittees.
212.--Safety codes for the prevention of dust explosions.

While no new standards have been submitted under this project during the past
year, the sectional committee is continuing its activities and has made recom-
mendations and reports to the National Fire Protection Association, one of the
sponsors, for additions and revisions to the codes.
213.-Safety code for amusement parks.

During the past year continual efforts have been made to revive the work on
this project. The National Association of Amusement Parks, Beaches, and
Pools, which has been carrying the administrative responsibility for the work,
has reorganized its safety committee and appointed a new chairman. This com-
mittee will endeavor to complete drafts of sections of this code which had been
started by the previous committee for presentation to the full sectional committee.
216.--Standardization of methods for recording and compiling industrial-accident

It is gratifying to report that very substantial progress has been made during
the past year in reconciling the differences of opinion which have prevented the
completion of the proposed standard for compiling industrial-injury rates for a
number of years. What is expected to be the final draft of this standard is now
out to letter ballot of the sectional committee.
220.-Safety code for grandstands.

Inasmuch as it was not possible completely to harmonize the differences of
opinion in connection with the draft of the proposed safety code for portable steel
and wood grandstands, reported as being before the sectional committee for final
vote, it was found necessary to call a meeting of the sectional committee to give
further consideration to these points. A new draft, prepared by a special com-
mittee composed of representatives of the groups which had voted in the negative
on the previous draft and the officers of the sectional committee and subconimittee
which prepared the draft, has been transmitted to the full sectional committee
for review prior to holding a meeting in the early fall.

Financial Statement Covering Period Since Asheville Convention


25. 00

25. 00 25.00 10. 00 25. 00 25. 00 25. 00

Sept. 28. Balance in bank.

$743. 15
28. Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries, 1936

25. 00
28. Arkansas Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 1936 dues.

25, 00 Oct. 10. Iowa Bureau of Labor, 1936 dues.

25. 00
10. Kentucky Depar nent of Agriculture, Labor, and Statistics,

1936 dues
10. North Dakota Minimum Wage Department, 1936 dues.

10.00 10. Illinois Department of Labor, 1936 dues-Nov. 7. Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 1936 dues..

7. Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Statistics, 1936 dues.-
7. New York Department of Labor, 1936 dues -
7. Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, 1936 dues.

13. Puerto Rico Department of Labor, 1936 dues.
June 13. Connecticut Department of Labor and Factory Inspection,

1937 dues.
13. North Carolina Department of Labor, 1937 dues
13. Province of Ontario Department of Labor, 1937 dues.
13. Delaware Labor Commission, 1937 dues --
13. Arkansas Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 1937 dues.
16. West Virginia Department of Labor, 1937 dues.
17. Tennessee Department of Labor, 1937 dues -
17. New Hampshire Bureau of Labor, 1937 dues -

22. Kansas Commission of Labor and Industry, 1937 dues. July 1. Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, 1937 dues.

1. Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Labor, and Statistics,

1937 dues.

25. 00
25. 00
25. 04

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Financial Statement Covering Period Since Asheville Convention-Continued

July 13. New York Department of Labor, 1937 dues

$25. 00 28. Wisconsin Industrial.Commission, 1937 dues.

25. 00 28. Puerto Rico Department of Labor, 1937 dues

25. 00 Aug. 12. Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Inspection, 1937 dues

25, 00 28. Rhode Island Department of Labor, 1937 dues

25. 00 Sept. 8. Ohio Department of Industrial Relations, 1937 dues

10. 00 8. North Dakota Minimum Wage Department, 1937 dues.

10. 00 15. Iowa Bureau of Labor, 1937 dues

25. 00 21. Oklahoma Department of Labor, 1937 dues.

25. 00 Total receipts.

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8. 92

Oct. 9. Caslon Press, Inc., printing 300 programs, Asheville

10. Illinois Department of Labor, check for 1936 dues

returned for signature.
16. A. W. Crawford, postage and telegraph in president's

15. May F. Jones, reporting one session at Asheville con-

15. Mrs. D. G. Horton, services at Asheville convention-

15. Annie Shaw, services at Asheville convention- -honor-

18. The Lewis Co., badges for Asheville convention
21. John B. Clark (agent for Maryland Casualty Co.),

bonding secretary-treasurer for $1,000
Nov. 1. Caslon Press, Inc., printing 2,000 letterheads.
Dec. 2. Henrietta Love, services at Asheville convention-

Jan. 7. Henrietta Love, reporting one session at Asheville

21. Arthur E. Eve, services at Asheville convention-

21. Arthur E. Eve, reporting Asheville convention.
Apr. 7. Caslon Press, Inc., printing red line on 1,650 letter-

May 25. Post secretary's office.
Aug. 22. Cash (postage, secretary's office)
Sept. 17. The Lewis Co., badges for Topeka meeting

5. 00 16. 50

10. 00

23. 80

10. 00 76. 20

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Report of the Executive Board

By A. W. CRAWFORD, President, I. A. G. L. 0.

At a meeting of the executive board held at the Hotel Jayhawk on Wednesday, September 23, the following report was unanimously agreed upon for recommendation to the convention;

(1) In view of the fact that among the purposes of this association, as defined in its constitution, is:

To encourage the cooperation of all branches of Federal, State, and Provincial Governments who are charged with the administration of laws and regulations for the protection of women and children and the safety and welfare of all workers in industry; to maintain and promote the best possible standards of law enforcement and administrative method; to act as a medium for the interchange of information for and by the members of the Association. The executive board unanimously recommends that your president confer with the Secretary of Labor with a view to eliminating the duplication of functions of the standing committees of this association and those of the Division of Labor Standards. Your executive board also recommends that the cooperation of the Department of Labor be further sought to the end that in setting up committees by the Department of Labor which duplicate the work of existing committees of this association, the standing committee of this association be made use of by that Department and supplemented if necessary. It further recommends that in the event of the establishment of a committee by the Department of Labor to deal with standards not already covered by existing standing committees of the association, such committees be established by the Department of Labor through the medium of this association.

Your executive board further recommends that the association give careful consideration to the question of retaining the existing policy of holding its meetings in the same city with and immediately following the adjournment of the annual convention of the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions. Although this question was given careful consideration at Asheville in 1935, it is your board's confirmed opinion that the question should be reconsidered at this time.


Mr. WALLING (Rhode Island). Would it not be helpful to the memers if you would outline some of the points relative to the possibilities of enlisting the cooperation of the Canadian Provinces and the Federal Department of Labor? I think that most of the members do not understand the background of the recommendation as to next year's meeting

President CRAWFORD. I have been coming to the association meetings for some time. Other Provinces have not been participating. It is my opinion that some reorganization is essential within the Association if we are to function properly. One of the chief purposes

of this Association is to stimulate cooperative action between Federal and State departments. The Department of Labor in Washington has set up a division for that purpose. Last year there were some overlapping committees. One committee in particular was established by this Association, and a committee for identical work was estab

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lished in Washington. There were two separate reports. It seems to me that, without any blame attached, the mere set-up of this Association--the fact that it is called International-should justify its being the official mouthpiece of the State labor departments on all cooperative matters, so that the Department in Washington may make full use of the association and the association may make full use of the Division of Labor Standards in Washington. I believe that a similar organization should be developed in Canada. It may mean two separate divisions. I have authority to invite the association to come to Toronto next year, in the hope that, immediately following our deliberations there as an association, we may have a couple of days during which the Provinces may fully consider and definitely decide what part we may play in this association. That is the meat of my report, and I should like to hear a frank expression of opinion in connection with it, so that the incoming executive board may take direct action.

[Mr. Davie moved that the report of the executive board be accepted as read. Motion seconded and carried.)

Mr. Lubin. At the meeting last year very careful consideration was given to the question of where to meet. Although no definite action was taken, it appeared to be the consensus of opinion that it would be best to meet after the I. A. I. A. B. C. in the same city--because many of the people want to attend both meetings but cannot afford to go to two different cities. The question was raised again this year. Two aspects were considered: (1) The Canadian Provinces felt that there were specific problems that they had to cope with which could not very well be handled through an international association such as ours; and (2) it is their opinion that they could learn a lot from American experience by being affiliated with such an association and that the American States would benefit tremendously from the experience of the Canadian Provinces. I propose that we maintain the present set-up of the association-namely, having membership open to Canadian Provinces—but, that there be established in Canada a branch, as it were, which would be made up of Canadian Provinces, so that they could meet by themselves, say, every other year, to discuss problems of particular concern to Canada, and every other year the international meeting would be made up of the Provinces and States of both countries. Another alternative would be for the Canadian Provinces to meet for a day or two by themselves, and the American States to do likewise, and then hold a joint meeting. In view of the fact that there is a question as to whether or not Canadian Provinces will continue to affiliate themselves with our association, I think it is vitally important that we make some decision on this matter.

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