This historic image, provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), depicted a Yale Towne Mfg. Co. industrial plant worker hoisting parts out of a chemical vat, or he could have been lowering parts into the vat for processing. Note that he was not wearing goggles, or filtered breathing devices, nor was he wearing elbow-length gloves, which would have protected him from accidental spatterIn gaining a better understanding of workplace hazards, through hands-on and on-site information acquisition, protocol-formulating bodies such as NIOSH, are better able to create a safer workplace through substantiation of appropriate safety regulations.
CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
December 3, 2012
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