Electrical 'danger' sign, ca. 1930
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
Safety was an increasing concern of electric utilities by the 1880s. This "Danger of Death, Keep Off" sign is part of the emphasis on safety. Organizations such as the National Safety Council, the National Associated Safety Organizations, or the American Society of Safety Engineers lobbied for increased education, safer equipment, and more support of workers injured on the job.