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ID#:9007
Description:This 1947 historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The image depicted an industrial hygienist using a flow meter device to sample the air in the breathing zone of a fruit picker for residual pesticides. The apple orchard was located in Washington State. 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. Evidence suggesting the presence of workplace air contaminants, acquired in this manner, helped to forge the rules and regulations to which industries must abide in order to create a healthier workplace environment for those who must inhabit such places on a daily, longterm basis, without having to suffer the consequences brought on by pollutant inhalation.
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.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (4.37 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date:1947
Photo Credit:Unknown
Links:United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC – Nat. Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – About NIOSH
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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