This World War II-era film highlights America's industrial army and its contribution to the war effort. Food production and inspection, sewage disposal, home construction, and production of war materiel are shown. The film notes that workers can fall sick or be hurt on the job, and industrial and public health measures must be taken to avoid dangerous conditions and treat injuries and illnesses when they occur. Onsite dispensaries and clinics can treat cuts, lung infections, and fractured bones, while industrial hygiene units conduct research and implement measures to prevent the ill effects of gases, chemicals, and metals. The role of the National Institute of Health in studying hazards such as metal poisoning, harmful dust, and the effect of altitude changes on those who fly is profiled.
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