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State regulations for women workers, 1920

Factory equipment, housekeeping and supervision: a handbook for employers of women, containing the provisions of the statutes regarding labor standards and suggestions for improved equipment and housekeeping


The Industrial Commission of Wisconsin was responsible for regulating the working conditions for male and female factory workers. In this book, the Commission describes the statutes regulating the hours that women could work as well as the conditions that must be in place to meet state statutes. The statutes were very specific, providing details for the number of chairs at lunch tables to even the type of soap to be used in the restroom

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Industrialization and Urbanization
The Birth of the Labor Movement
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, Women's Department
Pub Data: Madison?: 1920. Harvard University Library.
Citation: Industrial Commission of Wisconsin, Women's Department. "Factory equipment, housekeeping and supervision: a handbook for employers of women, containing the provisions of the statutes regarding labor standards and suggestions for improved equipment and housekeeping." (Madison?: 1920); Online facsimile at:  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:224971; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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