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Testing an Asbestos Suit

A clip demonstrating a new fire and heat resistant suit....

Silicosis Described

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microsco...

Canary used for testing for carbon monoxide

Canary used for testing for carbon monoxide...

Spray Painting Hazards and Air Line Respirator

A conflict between industrialization and worker health developed in the painting industry during the early 1900s with the introduction of the spray ma...

Canary used for testing for carbon monoxide

In the early part of the 20th century, miners in Great Britain and the United States took caged canaries into coalmines in order to provide warning of...

Fire Safety in a Paint Shop

Fire Safety in a Paint Shop...

Carbon Monoxide Death in an Underground Copper Mine

The primary danger with carbon monoxide is that it cannot be easily detected. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, and thus gives...

Painting Health Hazards and Their Control

This is from the 1984 NIOSH video, Dual Protection (14 minutes), an excellent training tool that is still relevant today, 25 years later. It explores...

Boilermaker's Ear

"boilermaker's ear," an old phrase used to describe worker impairment of hearing that follows long exposure to noise. For a 1954 Time Magazine articl...

Lead Properties and Uses

Lead is a heavy, low melting, bluish-gray metal that occurs naturally in the Earth's crust. However, it is rarely found naturally as a metal. It is us...