'Health Hazards Manual for Artists
Paperback - Illustrated'
by Michael McCann Ph.D. (Author),
Angela Babin (Author)
This is the trusted resource for working artists and art students written by the leading authority on these health hazards. Whether you work in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, or children's art, this is the only reference book that covers all the dangers associated with metals, minerals, and chemicals.
With illustrations throughout, this first aid book shows how to treat injuries and work with proper caution while still being creative. Updates include new ventilation, photo processing, and computer systems. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this is a must for every school, art studio, and home.
MICHAEL MCCANN, Ph.D., C.I.H. is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts . He was the founder and President of the Center for Safety in the Arts until it closed due to loss of funding in1995, and is author of the distinguished ARTIST BEWARE, the most exhaustive reference book on the subject of health hazards for artists.
Always read the Label.
When in doubt, wear gloves.
If you're outside, wear sunblock and cover up.
When you're prepping, wear a good mask and gloves.
If you're spraying, wear a respirator!
If your slinging paint, wear goggles!
The top step is NOT a step! REALLY!
If your dangling on the face of a building or wall, you should probably have a harness of some type on, (or at least handy... for when the 'clip-boards' show up.)
Don't do stupid stuff.
Keep a first aid kit in the truck, and water, and a fan. and salt tablets.
Don't wear sandals or open-toed-foot-things on ladders and scaffolding or planks!
Don't leave your tools lying around (or on ladders, bone-head!)
Don't let other people around you do stupid stuff.
Never say "Hey Guys, watch this!"
Don't smoke (anything!) around volatiles.
Don't pick at anything with your gloves on. (you can usually rub an itch, but be careful!)
Don't text and paint!
(Especially if you should be wearing a harness!)
When you drop your phone, just let it go!
(Don't reach for it, especially at height or balancing.)
Be nice to the crew setting up the rig.
Always check the work of the crew setting up the rig.
Always check a plank and ladder-jack before you climb on it.
When you'r driving your lift around the mural sight, watch out for 'Old-Guys' sitting on buckets!
Don't bleed on the art-work!
Any other suggestions?