ID#: 9465
Description: Caption:
This April 1941 historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It depicted an industrial plant worker, as he was cutting tiles, while wearing a filtered respirator and goggles, in order to avoid acute inhalation and ocular injuries, as well as chronic diseases from long-term exposure. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Industrial Hygiene Division (IHD) investigated hazards associated with this and other activities involving workplace health hazards.
Additional Information:
The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection from which this photograph was derived, began as the Picture File of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the 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.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date: 1940
Photo Credit: Forsythe
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.