“Working at an isolation booth, Argonne National Lab”

By an unknown photographer, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, January 1967

During the 1960s, fears about cancer lead to calls for legislation that would protect the health and safety of workers who mined and handled radioactive materials. The result was the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which set safety standards in this and other industries.

National Archives–Great Lakes Region (Chicago), Records of the Atomic Energy Commission