|Description:||Man assembling and welding together lead plates, with local exhaust ventilation, next to table with down draft exhaust ventilation in a storage battery manufacturing plant. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 262, The Control of the Lead Hazard in the Storage Battery Industry, 1941, as “Figure 20. – Small Exhaust Table. Assembly and Burning Performed by One Worker.”|
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.