9781581152043

The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide

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    9781581152043

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    1581152043

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-11-17
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL

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Summary

This art reference seeks to show today's artists how to handle materialsafely while practising their craft. This third edition has been revised andxpanded to detail life-saving safety and ventilation equipment, discoveriesn toxins and pollutants found in art and craft materials, and changes withinnd controversies surrounding government regulations. Tables and chartsxplain vital information in simple terms about art materials ingredients,echnical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices.

Author Biography

Monona Rossol is a chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist. She is the founder and president of ACTS (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety), a not-for-profit corporation based in New York City dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She writes a monthly newsletter on government regulations and research that affect the arts and theater, and she has published numerous articles in professional journals. She is the author of five books, one of which, The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, won a 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.



She was born into a theatrical family and worked as a professional entertainer from ages three to seventeen. She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin where she earned a B.S. in chemistry, an M.S. majoring in ceramics and sculpture, and an M.F.A. with majors in ceramics and glassblowing and a minor in music. While in school, she worked as a chemist, taught and exhibited art work, performed with University of Wisconsin music and theater groups, and worked yearly in summer stock. After leaving school, she performed in musical and straight acting roles in Off and Off Off Broadway theaters and cabaret.



As an artist, she was in the first glassblowing courses taught at the college level by Harvey Littleton. Her ceramics, sculpture, and blown glass have been exhibited in more than forty group and four solo shows. She is a voting member of the American Society of Testing and Materials subcommittee (ASTM D-4236) that sets toxicity labeling standards for art materials



As an industrial hygienist, she worked seven years as a research chemist for the University of Wisconsin and a year with an industrial research laboratory. She has been a full professional member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association since 1984, and the health and safety director for Local 829 of the United Scenic Artists since 1995.



In 1980, Rossol developed and taught the first two college-level "Health Hazards in the Arts" courses in the United States at the University of Wisconsin. She has now taught these courses throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. She taught the first recorded "Right to Know" OSHA training for theater in 1986 at La Cage Aux Folles in the Palace Theater in New York City, and specializes in OSHA training of art and theater workers and teachers in the United States and Canada.



Rossol is a sought-after lecturer and consultant in the United States, Canada, Australia, England, and Mexico. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
vii
Preface ix
PART I: THE REGULATED ART WORLD
Health and Safety Laws
3(10)
Health Hazards and the Body
13(8)
Chemical Health Hazards and Their Control
21(8)
Physical Hazards and Their Control
29(8)
Identifying Hazardous Materials
37(16)
General Precautions
53(14)
Ventilation
67(10)
Respiratory Protection
77(12)
PART II: ARTISTS' RAW MATERIALS
Solvents
89(16)
Pigments and Dyes
105(36)
Metals and Metal Compounds
141(28)
Minerals
169(14)
Plastics and Adhesives
183(16)
PART III: PRECAUTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDIA
Painting and Drawing
199(10)
Printmaking
209(10)
Textile Arts
219(12)
Leather and Other Animal Products
231(6)
Ceramics
237(14)
Glass
251(10)
Stained Glass
261(6)
Enameling
267(8)
Ceramic, Glass, and Enamel Surface Treatments
275(6)
Sculpture, Lapidary, and Modeling Materials
281(10)
Metal Surface Treatments
291(8)
Welding
299(8)
Brazing, Soldering, Casting, and Smithing
307(10)
Papermaking
317(8)
Woodworking
325(14)
Photography and Photoprinting
339(12)
PART IV: THE NEXT GENERATION
Teaching Art
351(20)
Reproductive Risks
371(20)
APPENDIX A: SOURCES AND ANNOTATED REFERENCE LIST
Part 1: Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety
380(3)
Part 2: Governmental Agencies
383(2)
Part 3: Standards Organizations
385(2)
Part 4: Commercial Sources
387(2)
Part 5: Annotated Reference List
389(2)
APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY 391(8)
Index 399

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