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Scope and Content Note

This subject category is composed of correspondence, cross references, wires, notes, reports, referrals, and printed material concerning federal government activities involving occupational, industrial product, and highway safety. Much of the correspondence is between White House staff members and members of Congress and staffs of federal agencies concerned with safety programs and legislation. Correspondents include Noble M. Melencamp, Kenneth Cole, Peter FLanigan, Egil Krogh, Jr., Daniel P. Moynihan, Roland Elliott, William E. Timmons, John A. Volpe, Michael B. Smith, John D. Ehrlichman, and Tod R. Hullin. Most of the material in this subject category concerns the drafting of White House responses to inquiries from federal agencies, members of Congress, and the public concerning proposed or existing safety legislation or regulations. Also present is documentation concerning the preparation of annual reports about the implementation of safety legislation for submission to the Congress. Related subject categories in the White House Central FIles include Federal Government-Organizations (FG), (especially FG 25 Department of Transportation, FG 22 Department of Labor, and FG 19 Department of the Interior), Federal Government (FE), Public Relations (PR), Legislation (LE), Transportation (TN), Finance (FI), Agriculture (AG), Health (HE), States-Territories (ST), Highways, Bridges (HI), Speeches (SP), and Human Rights (HU).

The Executive files typically contain correspondence between White House Staff members and heads of federal agencies, major corporations, and civic organizations. The General files are composed primarily of communications with state and local government officials, representatives of concerned civic organizations and small businesses, and the general public. Both files contain correspondence between White House Staff and members of Congress.

SA ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Topics covered include industrial and product safety, the Household Safety Bill of 1970, the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act, the Railroad Safety Act, searches for lost children, recognition of outstanding safety efforts and programs, establishment of emergency medical services for small communities, nuclear power, nursing homes, and public safety programs.

SA 1 FIRE

Topics covered include the firefighting profession, flammability testing, federal funding for fire safety research, and the establishment of a Presidential Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. Also included is documentation of the President's recognition of outstanding rescue efforts.

SA 1-1 FOREST

Topics covered include forest fires, safety measures to prevent forest fires, and Presidential recognition of outstanding forest fire control efforts.

SA 2 HIGHWAY-TRAFFIC

Topics covered include international automobile and highway safety, drunk driving, the speed limit, block grants to states for highway safety programs, school bus safety, the Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV), safety improvements in the design and manufacture of the automobile, reactions to proposed safety legislation and Department of Transportation regulations, pedestrian safety, and complaints and suggestions for improved highway safety.

SA 2-1 SCHOOL PATROLS

Topics covered are safety patrol awards, recognition of service for patrol members and organizers, and requests for meetings with the President from School Patrol groups visiting Washington.

SA 3 INDUSTRIAL-OCCUPATIONAL

Topics covered include the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, labor relations, complaints regarding safety conditions at job sites, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and inspections, signing ceremonies for safety legislation, and the establishment of a Presidential Conference on Occupational Safety.

SA 4 MARINE

Topics covered include shipping accidents, boat safety, boat safety legislation, requests for marine accident investigations, Coast Guard enforcement of marine laws, and international marine safety.

SA 5 MINE

Topics covered include Bureau of Mines inspections and enforcement of safety standards, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, mine closures and openings, state regulations of mines, black lung disease, international mine safety, strip mining, uranium mining, alumina plant safety, and Congressional, industry, labor, and citizen complaints about mine safety.

Folder Title List

Box 1

EX SA Accident Prevention 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX SA Accident Prevention 1969-1970 [2 of 3]
EX SA Accident Prevention 1969-1970 [3 of 3]
GEN SA Accident Prevention 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
GEN SA Accident Prevention 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
GEN SA Accident Prevention 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
EX SA 1 Fire 1969-1970 [1 of 4]
EX SA 1 Fire 1/1971-5/2/1972 [2 of 4]

Box 2

EX SA 1 Fire 5/3/1972-12/1972 [3 of 4]
EX SA 1 Fire 1973-1974 [4 of 4]
GEN SA 1 Fire 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
GEN SA 1 Fire 1971- 1972 [2 of 3]
GEN SA 1 Fire 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
EX SA 1-1 Forest [1972-1973]
GEN SA 1-1 Forest 1969 -1973
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1969 [1 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1970 [2 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1/1971-10/1971 [3 of 8]

Box 3

EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 11/1971-12/1971 [4 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1/1972-2/1972 [5 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 3/1972-12/1972 [6 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1973 [7 of 8]
EX SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1974 [8 of 8]
GEN SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1969 [1 of 5]
GEN SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1970 [2 of 5]

Box 4

GEN SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1971 [3 of 5]
GEN SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1972 [3 of 5]
GEN SA 2 Highway-Traffic 1973-1974 [5 of 5]
EX SA 2-1 School Patrols
GEN SA 2-1 School Patrols [1969-1971]
EX SA 3 Industrial-Occupational [1969-1970] [1 of 3]
EX SA 3 Industrial-Occupational [1971-1972] [2 of 3]
EX SA 3 Industrial-Occupational 1973 [3 of 3]
GEN SA 3 Industrial-Occupational 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
GEN SA 3 Industrial-Occupational 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
GEN SA 3 Industrial-Occupational 1973-1974 [3 of 3]

Box 5

EX SA 4 Marine 1969-1970 [1 of 2]
EX SA 4 Marine 1973-1974 [2 of 2]
GEN SA 4 Marine
EX SA 5 Mine 1969-1970 [1 of 3]
EX SA 5 Mine 1971-1972 [2 of 3]
EX SA 5 Mine 1973-1974 [3 of 3]
GEN SA 5 Mine 1969 [1 of 4]
GEN SA 5 Mine 1970 [2 of 4]
GEN SA 5 Mine 1971-1972 [3 of 4]
GEN SA 5 Mine 1973-1974 [4 of 4]

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