Cover image for The quiet sickness : a photographic chronicle of hazardous work in America
The quiet sickness : a photographic chronicle of hazardous work in America
Dotter, Earl.
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Publication Information:
Fairfax, VA : American Industrial Hygiene Association, [1998]

Physical Description:
xiv, 153 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Exhibit at AIHA's annual conference in the spring of 1996"--P. vi.
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T55 .D72 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Photographer Dotter offers visceral evidence of the consequences of workplace-related injury, disease, and death as faced by the American worker. His portrayal of adult occupational risk has the visual and emotional impact of Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade against Child Labor, by Russell Freedman (1994). The award-winning photographs are arranged by work setting to illustrate work as it is conducted in a variety of major industries in the US. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief description of the subject as well as data relevant to the occupational or environmental exposure depicted. This volume has the potential to "command the attention," according to Dotter (and this reviewer) of the casual reader as well as the occupational health professional. It illuminates the hazardous exposures and workplace conditions across a broad range of occupations. The text is both concise and comprehensive, and the introduction, foreword, and afterword are written by well-respected occupational health professionals. A chilling chronicle of Americans at work. All levels. S. T. Fitzgerald; Johns Hopkins University