This historical 1953 photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Inside the Baltimore, Maryland Crown Cork and Seal Co., this image depicted a standing inductrial worker in the process of using an arc welding device, while wearing protective gloves, and a safety mask. Note the flexible exhaust ventilation hose, which could be positioned at will, maneauvering the vacuum into the most efficient position that would facilitate the extraction of noxious fumes, which were a byproduct of the arc welding process.
CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
November 17, 2012
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