Cleveland Education Survey Volume 15

Cleveland Education Survey Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...are taken and ordinary habits of cleanlines observed. Diagram 8V---Sections in outline represent average percentage of men employed and sections in black average percentage of glen unemployed during the year in each of nine building inustries Unless the precautions are taken there is always more or less danger in the plumbing and painting tradesV In repair work, the plumber often meets conditions which demand extreme care if he would avoid diseaseV Faultily installed sewer systems and plugged pipes and traps often menace the health not only of the householder but also of the plumber who repairs the defective work. There is, however, little danger for the workman engaged in installing new plumbing, as lead pipes are now seldom used. In painting there is considerable danger from lead poisoning, both from the handling of fresh paint and from the dust which is stirred up when old surfaces are sand-papered in preparation for a new coatV Besides lead, other dangerous materials used in painting are turpentine, naptha, and wood alcohol. The fine sawdust which the machines in woodworking mills produce, is injurious to health. Most mills, however, now have special blow pipes connected with every machine which remove practically all this dust and reduce the danger from this cause to a minimum. IMuch building work has to be done on scaffolds, so there is, in almost all these trades, some danger of falling. Among the men who run these risks are bricklayers, painters, sheet metal workers, carpenters, and all kinds of roofersV This danger is more pronounced, of course, in the construction of large buildings. Structural iron work is one of the most hazardous tradesV Accidents frequently happen in mill work, because nearly all of the machines run at more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878086
  • 9781236878083