ID#: 9504
This October 1947 photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The image depicted a stonecutter, who was in the process of carving a granite gravestone with a pneumatic drill in a Kansas workshop. The worker was wearing appropriate eye protection, but not sporting the requisite filtered respirator or mask, which would have limited his exposure to airborne granite dust particulates. Standing next to the worker, was an industrial hygienist sampling the air, in order to test for the presence of, or the quantity of airborne particulates liberated by the grinding process. Workers can be exposed to potential respiratory health hazards, as well as other physical injuries when working in stone cutting and quarrying industries.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date: 1947
Photo Credit: Unknown
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.