National Geographic : 1943 Jan
This fellow can bite his way into trouble WITH HIS STRONG, cutting teeth, the beaver can fell a tree eight or ten inches in diameter. He is also adept at trimming off branches, and he can quickly cut a fallen tree into neat, easily handled logs. But, when a beaver cuts down a tree with his big, chisel-like teeth, he quite frequently bites his way into trouble. You see, beavers, like men, get careless. And naturalists report instances of these flat-tailed lumbermen being killed or injured by falling trees. But the beaver's industrial safety record prob ably beats man's. Last year alone, industrial acci dents in this country caused 18,000 deaths among workers, permanently disabled over 70,000, and resulted in the loss of 42,000,000 man-days. At any time, this would be a sorry record. But now, when success or failure in this war depends so much upon production, it represents a real danger to this country. Fortunately, however, there is a proven way to reduce these industrial accidents. Many contractors and manufacturers do it by enlisting the aid of Travelers Safety Engineers. These men are trained trouble shooters. Years of experience have taught them that working habits which lead to accidents form a definite pattern. They have learned, too, that 9 accidents out of 10 are due to man's own careless working practices, and they know what these practices are. This knowledge enables Travelers Safety Engi neers to spot the kind of carelessness liable to cause accidents, long before an accident takes place. It is the big reason why they have had al most unbelievable success in reducing industrial accidents and thus speeding up war production. Hundreds of stories can be told about what these experts have done for others. You can learn what a Travelers Safety Engineer can do for you by calling the nearest Travelers office. It is likely he will be able to reduce the accidents in any fac tory or industrial operation, or hold them to a minimum on any construction project. His work frequently results in lower insurance costs. MORAL: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of in surance and fidelity and surety bonds. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.