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Description:Men cleaning lead plates in storage battery manufacturing plant, using air supplied respirators. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 262, The Control of the Lead Hazard in the Storage Battery Industry, 1941, as “Figure 14. – Plate Cleaning. Next to Pasting Operations.”
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:1937
Photo Credit:U.S. Public Health Service
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