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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...

Childhood Lead Hazard Pioneer Researcher Herbert Needleman, MD

Herbert Needleman, MD, is a pioneer in the history of medicine who has helped transform our understanding of the effect of lead on children's health....

Carelessness Causes Accidents We all Know That

This is clipped from the 1950 film Safe As You Think by General Motors. It received the 1950 award of the National Safety Council for the best film i...

Lead Palsy Wrist Drop

Lead is a potent, systemic poison that serves no known useful function once absorbed by your body. Taken in large enough doses, lead can kill you in a...

Blaming the Victims of Workplace Accidents

As in this clip, many employers today (and in the past) blame workplace accidents on workers rather than look at hazardous job conditions. In the pas...

Mold Problems after Flooding

Over one million people were forced from their homes in the Midwest as a result of flooding in 1997. After the flood waters receded, mold growth insi...

Trench Collapse Hazard

The danger of a worker being buried in a soil collapse has been known for many years. But in the US and around the world, workers continue to die and...

Radioactive Contaminated Turtles

At the Savannah River Department of Energy site near Aiken, South Carolina, USA, a 300-square-mile complex of streams, ponds, nuclear reactors, reproc...

A Little Song About Noise

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-in...

Man and Sound 1965 DOD

Noise is not a new hazard. It has been a constant threat since the industrial revolution. Too much noise exposure may cause a temporary change in hear...