|Description:||This 1950s historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), showed the spray pilot of a crop-dusting biplane who was loading pesticide bags into the plane’s spraying mechanism. Occupational hazards noted at the time were chemical exposure, and the “flying habits associated with pesticide application". Activities such as this need stringent oversight by a regulating body such as NIOSH, which would make the health and welfare of such workers a paramount concern.|
The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection began as the “picture file” of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), c. 1930-1960. It is a unique collection of mid-20th Century images of American workers and workplaces and documents occupational safety and health research of that era. The collection consists of approximately 1,000 original photographs and schematic drawings.