The New York legislature passes eight bills proposed by the
Factory Investigating Committee.
During the first year of activity, the Factory Investigating
Committee members and its investigators heard 222 witnesses,
examined conditions in 1,836 factories in 20 different industries,
produced 3,000 pages of testimony, and drafted 15 bills, seven of
which were defeated in 1912 due to Republican opposition, but passed
in the following years.
The bills covered a wide range of conditions and industrial
dangers affecting workers, including sanitation, the work of women
who had given birth, rest periods, child labor, hours of work for
women and children, and injuries sustained on the job.