This historic image, provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), depicted a technician wearing a white lab coat kneeling at a simulated uranium mine workstation. This test center was located at a Salt Lake City, UT, Public Health Service (PHS), Rockefeller Foundation, International Health Division (IHD) field station. As he was observing what was transpiring behind a hemispherical window, the technician was making some adjustments to some of the experimental components.
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.