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ID#:9511
Description: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 shaping a granite gravestone by using a powered drill sander inside a Kansas workshop. While the worker “appeared” to be wearing eyeglasses, which offered very little in the way of vision protection, he was not wearing any barrier to dust that could have been inhaled, such as a filtered breathing apparatus. Workers like this mason, can be exposed to potential respiratory health hazards as well as other physical injuries when working in the stone cutting and quarrying industries.
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 (3.67 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date:1947
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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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