In this article, the author discusses the unanswered subject of the methodology of researching the history of safety. The starting point of his deliberations is the presen-tation of safety issues, the subject of safety history and discussion of the directions and methods of history research indicated in the literature. Next, the author justifies the necessity to start work on the methodology of safety history, then indicates the emer-gence of separate safety subdisciplines such as: safety philosophy, sociology of safety, safety psychology, safety culture. The natural consequence of this development of science, which is safety, should be the introduction of a safety history. An additional argument is the conduct of a subject in this field at Polish universities. In the further part of the article periodical patterns of history are presented. It is intended as a starting point for conducting safety history research. Finally, the author analyses the pos-sibilities of the research.