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ID#:9617
Description:Hooded melting pot in foundry with ventilation hood not in place nor turned on, 1947. Original caption: “Pacific Car & Foundry Company, Renton, Washington. Fumes from Electric Steel Furnace. When no Ventilation is Used. Fumes Were Particularly Bothersome to Crane Operators. Note the Ventilating Hood Raised to Allow Passage of Crane.” The photograph highlights the exhaust ventilation system of the operation. In the World War II years, personal protective equipment was the main way to protect workers from hazardous dusts and fumes, because engineering controls, such as ventilation systems, were too expensive to implement. After the war, it was more economically feasible for industries to install such exposure controls. The U.S. Public Health Service Industrial Hygiene Division surveyed industries such as this one around the nation after the war, to learn about and to show others improved and inadequate industrial safety and health practices.
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.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date:1947
Photo Credit:U.S. Public Health Service, Industrial Hygiene Division
Links:United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Social Sciences
Government
Government Agencies
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
United States Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Biological Sciences
Environment and Public Health
Public Health
Accidents
Accident Prevention
Safety
Safety Management
Accidents, Occupational
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Exposure
Occupational Exposure
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Threshold Limit Values
Noise
Noise, Occupational
Waste Products
Industrial Waste
Health Occupations
Medicine
Specialties, Medical
Preventive Medicine
Occupational Medicine
Chemicals and Drugs
Chemical Actions and Uses
Toxic Actions
Environmental Pollutants
Air Pollutants
Air Pollutants, Environmental
Air Pollutants, Occupational
Industrial Waste
Diseases
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Occupational Diseases
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Contact
Dermatitis, Occupational
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Dermatitis, Contact
Dermatitis, Occupational
Geographic Locations
Geographic Locations
Americas
North America
United States
Northwestern United States
Washington
Pacific States
Washington
Health Care
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Organizations
Government Agencies
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
United States Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Population Characteristics
Health
Occupational Health
Technology and Food and Beverages
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Manufactured Materials
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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