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Bagging Asbestos Fibers

This clip shows the asbestos bagging operations after the mining and milling of the asbestos-containing ore at the Cassiar Asbestos Company's asbestos...

Hand and Foot Radiation Monitors at a Nuclear Reactor

This shows specially designed hand and shoe monitors to detect alpha, beta, and/or gamma radiation on a person's hands or feet. To use this equipment,...

Application of Built Up Asbestos Roofing

Until the 1980s in the US, asbestos was a popular material in industrial, commercial and construction applications. Asbestos typically found its way i...

Decontamination after an Atomic Blast

This clip from the US Government's 1955 film, Operation Teapot Atom Test, show troops being decontaminated after exposure to the blast and resulting r...

Asbestos in building construction

This was clipped from the 1959 film, Asbestos a matter of time, by the US Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior. For more information about a...

Radiological Site Cleanup Health and Safety Preservation Aviation Cleanup

This clip shows worker health and safety protections in place at this Superfund site in North Hollywood, California. Two small warehouses were fille...

Dr. Irving Selikoff Pioneering Asbestos Disease Researcher

Dr. Irving J. Selikoff was a remarkable physician and scientist who contributed to knowledge in several areas of medicine, including asbestos-related...

The Campaign to End Silicosis

Sadly, the effort to update OSHA's silica dust regulation, first issued in 1971, is not done more than 15 years after this campaign began. Each year,...

Uses of Asbestos: Examples from the 50s and 60s

Clips showing uses of asbestos products in the 1950s and 1960s taken from government and industrial films. The films are available from the Internet...

Silicosis Described

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