This historic image, provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), depicted a technician wearing a white lab coat seated at a simulated uranium mine workstation. This test center was located at a Salt Lake City, UT, Public Health Service (PHS), Rockefeller Foundation, International Health Division (IHD) field station. As he was observing what was transpiring behind a wooden wall through a circular portal, the technician's right hand was adjusting a valve on a small compressed-gas tank. Not knowing the level of contaminants produced, and expelled from the simulated workstation, wearing only a white coat, may, or may not have been what today would be deemed adequate protection against contamination. See PHIL 9582 for a similar view of this scenario.
CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH; Dr. Lewis Cralley
December 3, 2012
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