ID#: 9785
Two U.S. Public Health Service physicians (on the right) talk with a man who is probably the medical director of the Ravenna, Ohio Ordnance Plant. The Ravenna Ordnance Plant manufactured ordnance containing trinitrotoluene (TNT) for the military during World War II. The USPHS physicians are wearing Army uniforms because they are on the turf of an Army-run facility. On the far right is Dr. Donald Birmingham, a prominent USPHS dermatologist. The photograph was made during the industrial hygiene and engineering activities conducted by U.S. Public Health Service 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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