ID#: 9723
Description: Caption:
Man who is a railroad car unloader shovels quartz into a wheelbarrow at a West Virginia pottery factory, while a USPHS investigator collects dust samples in his breathing zone with an impringer. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 6. Careful Shoveling While Unloading Finely Ground Quartz From Railroad Car. Note the Impinger Being Used to Collect an Atmospheric Dust Sample”.
Additional Information:
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: 1936
Photo Credit: U.S. Public Health Service
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.