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A Case Study of Environmental, Health & Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System
Type: Case Study - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: This case study, prepared by Todd H. Dresser of the Burlington (MA) Board of Health, details an extensive review of environmental, and health and safety (EHS) issues involving the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system, which began in 1992. The case s...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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AMACO America Clay Company Product Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: "Since 1940, the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. has been certifying art material labeling through a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert. American Art Clay Co., Inc. is a charter member of that program and has the distinction of...
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Art & Creative Materials Institute
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: "The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) is an international association, composed of a diverse and involved membership, and is recognized as the leading authority on art and craft materials. Founded in 1940, ACMI was organized to assist its membe...
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Art Material Alternatives
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - List - Web site
Summary: This is an abbreviated list of commonly used art supplies and suggested materials. A more comprehensive list of certified supplies for school use is provided within the document.
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Art Safety Training Guide
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Manual/Handbook - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: This training guide provides basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in Visual Arts. The guide is intended to supplement, but not replace, the safety orientation for faculty and students in Visual Arts. Included are chapters on pho...
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Artist Beware: The Hazards In Working With All Art And Craft Materials And The Precautions Every Artist And Photographer Should Take
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

Authors, McCann, Michael, PhD, CIH

ISBN 1-59228-592-9

Dr. McCann presents a comprehensive manual on the hards of working with all art and craft materials and the precautions every artist and craftsperso...

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Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

AuthorsRossol, Monona.

ISBN 1581152043

Monona Rossol provides a comprehenshive guidebook on raw materials used by artists, their reglations, associated risks, and precautions for individual media incud...

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Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This Web site provides a lengthy list of resources and links that cover theater and the arts, photography, metalworking, classrooms, working safely as well as a lengthy list of safety links. Training, MSDS resources, and much more.
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Benjamin Moore Paints MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This is a lengthy selection of house interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings and primers offered by Benjamin Moore Paints and their accompanying MSDSs.
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Dangers of Modern Art
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some art supplies contain ingredients that are harmful to both humans and the environment. These include naturally occurring heavy metals such as lead, cobalt, cadmium, and manganese, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as turpentine, xylene, acetone, a...
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Definition of Terms (Toxic Art Materials)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical definitions to terms applied to art materials and issues of toxicity.
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Dictionary of Toxins
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary
Summary: This dictionary provides details on toxins, chemistry, affects, and health/environmental concerns.
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Environmental Virtual Campus
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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Glidden Paints MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The MSDS are available for Glidden products.
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Guidelines for the safe use of art and craft materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: This guide provides a focus on elementary art materials and exposure concerns.
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Hazardous Pigments
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Although many manufacturers are switching to alternatives because of increased awareness of safety and health concerns, there is still material that can be considered hazardous. This brief article identifies some of the concerns.
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Health & Safety in the Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: This site offers a collection of searchable databases for art mediums, studio safety, and health links. The art medium includes ceramics, child art, commercial art, glass art, painting & drawing pigments-preservatives-techniques, photography, printmaking, scul...
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Health and Safety of Art Materials
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Labeling of Hazardous Materials, Material Safety Data Sheets and Paint Storage Tips are provided by Dick Blick, a supplier of art materials.
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Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Bibliography
Summary: Bibliography of environmental safety and health information for art teachers and artists.
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MSDS
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: An easy-to-use format for locating your MSDS's using either keywords or searching alphabetically. These have been written and developed for use by science instructors teaching grades 6 through 12 and community colleges.
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MSDS for Ceramics (Art Department)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in ceramics are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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MSDS FAQ's
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: The table of contents includes What is a Material Safety Data Sheet, Who are MSDS's for, What does an MSDS look like, Are there any tutorials that explain how to read an MSDS. Where can I get MSDS's. In addition to an introduction, regulations links are provi...
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MSDS Resources for Photography (Art Department)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in photography are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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Overview of Hazards
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Included in the overview is terminology, types of exposures, allergic reactions, and safety issues in case of illness or fire.
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Pittsburg Paint's MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: If you have a product number you can locate the MSDS for your paint, primer or stain from Pittsburg Paint.
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Pollution Prevention Management in the Arts, Art & Theatre
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Guidelines from US EPA for best management practces for colleges and art education.
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Pregnancy and the Crafts Professional
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: While chemicals in the art room can adversely affect pregnant women, these are also being found to affect young children. This article provides good information and suggestions for reading labels, using caution, and interpreting chemical contents of art mater...
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Product Health & Safety Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Label explanations, glaze information, links to material safety data sheets, and additional links for MSDS's.
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Safety Precautions
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: Safety advice for using solvents, gases, sprays, dusts, and other materials frequently used in art.
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Theater & Dance Safety Information Sheets
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: The Department of Theater & Dance is committed to safety. All too often individuals working in theater and dance ignore personal health and safety due to deadlines and other stresses of these art forms. Proper education, planning, and communication creates a h...
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True Art Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: Available through True Art: information about art hazards, art materials and online art material stores, lists of supplies and creative process information.
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Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Glossary, software, suppliers, fun stuff (games), quizzes, book resources and more can be identified along with MSDS search assistance.
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Wood Working Toxic Woods
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: This is a searchable database of Health and Safety information for artists that identifies wood types, reaction types and sites, potency, source of irritant and the incidence. This identifies 46 different woods, both exotics and native woods.
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