|Description:||This historic image was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It depicted a tire plant industrial worker in the process of “milling”, or “truing” up a rubber tire. The process produces a tire that is concentrically symmetrical, or as perfectly round as possible. The worker was wearing protective eyewear, as well as a filtered breathing mask, both of which could be considered integral in providing this individual a safer workplace environment.|
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.