History of the IAIABC

On April 14 and 15, 1914, representatives from seven of the newly created industrial accident boards and commissions assembled in Lansing, Michigan and formed the National Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, which would eventually become the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC).

So began a process of collaboration and peer-to-peer guidance that still continues to this day.

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In 2014, the IAIABC celebrated its centennial with The IAIABC Centennial History, a publication highlighting the accomplishments of the IAIABC and its members during the Association's first 100 years. 




Proceedings: A History of the First Century of IAIABC Conventions 

For nearly 100 years, the IAIABC kept detailed proceedings of its Conventions. Dive into the conversations of almost every IAIABC Convention - what were the big issues over the last 100 years? Visit the Hathi Trust Collection of IAIABC proceedings.

IAIABC Conventions and Presidents, 1914 - 2019

Since 1914, the IAIABC has only missed one Convention in 1942 during World War II. Use the interactive map below to see where each Convention has been held, as well as the president that year.