ID#: 9780
U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) industrial hygienist and engineer, conduct personal air sampling of ordnance workers as they were screening trinitrotoluene (TNT), that is, passing solid TNT through screens, at the Ravenna Ohio Ordnance Plant. The Ravenna Ordnance Plant manufactured ordnances containing TNT for the military, during World War II. The industrial hygienists use hand cranked midget impingers, to sample for dust generated by the operation. At front left was noted industrial hygienist Duncan Holaday. USPHS personnel wore Army uniforms, while working at this Army run facility. The photograph was made, during the industrial hygiene and engineering activities conducted by USPHS personnel at the plant, in September 1943. Occupational safety and health concerns included preventing dermatitis among the workers, and reducing the risk of explosions in the plant.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date: 1943
Photo Credit: Frank H. Lukas and Harley E. Walters
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