General List of Current Publications & Organizations Regarding Art Hazards.
Hazards In The Classroom
Arts and Crafts
Can Be Hazardous, Prevent and Protect
by Shirley Niemeyer and Wendy Rich. University of Nebraska
NebFact Publication. This article examines what can be hazardous about arts and
crafts and gives examples of craft related potentially dangerous chemicals
Studio Safety (Goshen College)
American Society for
Testing and Materials (ASTM International)
American Lung Association
Provides information on lung hazards in the workplace, irritant gases, welding
and other health concerns. Call for the address of your local branch.
The Art &
Creative Materials Institute, Inc.
(ACMI) is a non-profit association
of manufacturers of art, craft and other creative materials. Information on the
toxicity of art materials, as well as their certification program of art
materials, are available.
100 Boylston St., Ste. 1050,
Boston, MA 02116;
Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety
Provides general information on safety in the arts.
181 Thompson St., #23,
New York, NY 10012;
California EPA Office of
Environmental Health Hazard Assesment
Center for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd., N.E.,
Atlanta, GA 30333;
Provides information on prevention of diseases in the workplace.
Center for Safety in the Arts
provides information on hazards in the visual arts, performing
arts, children and school arts programs, museums, and general health and safety
information and laws relevant to the arts.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs,
4330 East-West Highway,
Bethesda, MD 20814;
Provides product safety information to the public.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Search the EMCI Chemical References Web Pages Can look up specific
chemicals and their hazards.
Gamblin Artist Colors on
Hazards Associated With
Metalworking by Artists
by Steven J. Wiess and Steven H. Lesser, USA. describes the
techniques involved in metalworking processes and discuss the physical trauma
and medical syndromes associated with each process, as well as safety,
prevention, and treatment aspects of the basic syndromes
Hazards In Ceramics
Health Hazards in
the Arts: Information for Artists, Craftspeople, and Photographers
This guide from the Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of
Technology, USA lists a selection of recent books, periodicals, and other
library materials about the health and safety of visual and performing artists.
Household Hazards Including Art Materials (EPA)
Material Safety Data Sheet
(MSDS) Search Page
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike,
Bethesda, MD 20892;
Conducts research and provides services for health and related safety concerns.
National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
Mail Stop C-13,
4676 Columbia Pkwy.,
Cincinnati, OH 45226;
Provides free publications on occupational safety and health issues.
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Dr.,
Itasca, IL 60143;
Provides information on safety.
New York Foundation for the Arts
155 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10013;
Information on health and safety concerns for artists is available.
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health
U.S. Dept. of Labor,
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20210;
Safety and health issues in the workplace are addressed.
The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation
Westerville, OH 43082;
Offers brochures on kiln safety, venting solutions, and firing tips and