ID#: 9530
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This November 1947 photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The image depicted a number of women in an office setting at the Bureau of Internal Revenue, which was later renamed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The purpose of the photograph was to document the effect of improved lighting within the work environment, and workstation comfort, as these women were operating tabulating machines. The most common complaints resulting from poor lighting are eyestrain, eye irritation due to dry eyes, blurred vision, and headaches.
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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: 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.