The Factory Investigating Committee recommends 28 new bills to
the legislature, 25 of which are passed.
The new legislation brings sweeping changes in the organization
of the Department of Labor, now invested with legislative and
It establishes harsher punishment for violations
of the labor law and the industrial code, and focuses on the very
conditions that led to the great loss of life at Triangle.
made for fireproof stairways, doorways width, amount of lighting,
fireproof nature of building material, safe construction of fire escapes,
and the inspection of older multi-storied buildings.
More bills protect
working children and women.