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Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

The mission of the Triangle Fire Coalition is to create a living memorial to remember not only the people who died but the powerful social conscience and action that their deaths inspired. The site features an Open Archive where users can share document, image, audio or video that relates to the Triangle Fire, and information about commemoration events and activities including the official 100th Anniversary Commemoration organized by Workers United.

Cornell University - ILR School - Kheel Center The Triangle Fire Archive

Housed at the Kheel Center, this archive includes original documents, oral histories, and photographs documenting tragedy. The site also includes audio recordings of first-hand accounts from survivors and a selected bibliography.

Grey Art Gallery - Art Memory Place: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Located in the same building complex where the fire took place, this exhibition co-curated by graduate students in NYU's Programs in Museum Studies explores both historic and contemporary efforts to document the tragedy.

International Labor Rights Forum

Sweatshops and factory fires are not just a tragedy of the past. In recent years a series of fires in factories producing clothing for the U.S. market have killed hundreds of workers in Bangladesh. Visit sweatfree.org/trianglefire to learn about upcoming events with workers from Bangladesh and to take action on urgent action alerts to support the just and humane treatment of workers worldwide.

Also visit: Sweatfree communities to learn more.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Many of these present day standards are the result of reforms made in the aftermath of the Triangle Factory Fire.


The New York City Triangle Factory Fire by Leigh Benin, Rob Linne, Adrienne Sosin, Joel Sosinsky, HBO Documentary Films, 2011

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle, 2008

No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers, by Andrew Ross, 1997

The Triangle Fire by Leon Stein, 1962

Preliminary Report of the Factory Investigating Commission, State of New York, 1912


Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 - HR 1

This act makes appropriations for departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes. According to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), HR 1 will reduce OSHA funding "to Fiscal Year 2004 funding levels."

Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970)

The main goal of OSHA is ‘to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.'