This historic image, provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), depicted an agrigulture industry Eastport, Long Island, New York factory worker, who was in the process of plucking feathers from a chicken while stationed at a feather-plucking machine. The image was published in the August, 1948 issue of the 'Industrial Bulletin, New York', Pg. 3, and you'll note that the worker was not wearing gloves, nor was he sporting any filtered breathing devices, both of which would have protected him from possible blood-borne or airborne pathogens, or allergensIn 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