Quote – Paul R. Hafer, National Association of Manufacturers, Testimony, Senate Subcommittee on Labor and Public Welfare.

[T]he human factor is one of the most important causal elements involved in any accidental occurrence. It is estimated that 75 percent or more of all injuries from accidents result from a negligent or unsafe act on the part of the individual involved….The development of positive safety attitudes and safety effectiveness on the part of each individual employee is the most direct approach to the reduction of industrial accidents.

From the testimony of Paul R. Hafer, speaking for the National Association of Manufacturers, before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor and Public Welfare for the hearing “Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1968”.

Wednesday, June 12, 1968