National Geographic : 1943 Mar
"Flying Tiger" in Quaker gray THE KINGBIRD (Tyrannus tyrannus) isn't as large as a robin, and there's nothing regal about his appearance. His breast is white and his back is Quaker gray. It isn't until the approach of a hawk, a crow, or some other enemy of bird life that you see why the kingbird is called king. The minute he sights such a foe, the kingbird attacks with a ferocity that even eagles have been known to flee. He swoops on his larger, clumsier foes like a small, feathered pursuit plane, and continues the attack until the intruder flies away. By nipping trouble in the bud this way, the kingbird keeps many accidents from happening to his furred and feathered neighbors. This method of preventing accidents may seem like exceptionally hard work for the kingbird, but it's actually easy compared to the task that business faces in preventing industrial accidents. The causes of industrial accidents aren't ob vious things that anybody can spot immediately. It takes a trained man to find and correct them. Such a man is the Travelers Safety Engineer. 4 This man must be trained by years of experi ence to reduce accidents by seeking out their causes and correcting careless working habits long before an accident ever occurs. He knows what to look for and, accidents are avoided by following his advice. For example, in one day, a Travelers Engineer, inspecting a big construction job in the South, discovered 28 separate careless practices that could have caused accidents. They ranged from leaving exposed nails in boards to smoking in a dynamite house. Today, when skilled hands are scarce and every man laid up by an avoidable accident tends to slow down our war effort, the Safety Engi- neer's services are more valuable than ever before. If high accident rates are slowing down pro duction at your plant, the chances are that a Traveler's Safety Engineer can help you. He's trained to get results. You can arrange for his services through a Travelers insurance agent or your own broker. MORAL: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance and fidelity and surety bonds. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers In demnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.