|Description:||This 1950 photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The image depicted a stone quarry in Vermont. Visible were the quarry’s granite walls, derricks (fixed cranes), and suspended overhead, “sky-guys” and “deadmen” cables. Workers can be exposed to potential respiratory health hazards as well as other physical injuries when working in the stone cutting and quarrying industries. This photograph appeared in the December, 1950, ”Industrial Hygiene Newsletter”.|
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.