On March 9th, the Commercial Observer published an opinion piece by MCA Executive Vice President Tony Saporito about remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Happy Land Social Club fire. As Tony writes in this piece:Triangle Shirtwaist

“As we remember the innocent lives lost, it is crucial that we also remember the lessons learned that have likely helped prevent future tragedies. The Triangle and Happy Land fires forever changed our city’s building codes, as well as its health and safety laws, helping to make our homes, workplaces, and public establishments significantly safer.”

“Landmark labor, building and workplace safety laws were implemented in the decades following the Triangle fire. Among the codes and regulations enacted after that tragedy was the requirement of exit stairwells, fire alarms, extinguishers, hoses and in tall buildings, automatic fire sprinklers.”

Read the The Important Legacy of the Triangle and Happy Land Fires