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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...

Proper Posture

Clipped from the 1947 animation short, Modern Guide to Health, promoting general health awareness, by the British government. But as we have learned...

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...

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Bridge Construction Workers

Workers involved in the repair of infrastructure -- including bridges and roads -- are at risk for exposure to lead and lead poisoning. Because of the...

Hand Arm Vibration Hazard Alice Hamilton

Hand Arm Vibration Hazard Alice Hamilton...