Provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this historic 1943 image depicted a male construction worker on a construction site in the process of handling a wooden plank. Note that the man was wearing no protective gear such as goggles, filtered breathing mask, or gloves. It cannot be determined from this photograph exactly what the man was doing, but he may have been planing a wooden plank, however, whatever the activity may have been, modern day regulations would have called, at minimum, for his use of protective eyewear.
December 3, 2012
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