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Document ID (ISN)55272
CIS number 91-80
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Welfare Canada
Title The safer arts: the health hazards of arts and crafts materials
Bibliographic information Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9, Canada, 1988. 39p. 11 ref.
Abstract This training booklet describes the major hazards associated with specific arts (painting and printmaking, dyes and fibres, pottery and ceramics, stained glass and glassblowing, metalworking, jewellery, holloware and enamelling, sculpture, woodwork and photography) and explains how the risks may be minimised. General information is given on how hazardous materials enter the body, the assessment of exposure risks, and extra protection required for children. Canadian occupational health centres offering advice are listed. Also available in French.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; arts and crafts; training material; hazard evaluation; health hazards; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) printing industry; dyes; lithography; respirable dust; glass blowing; woodworking industry; pottery; metalworking industry; jewellery manufacture; photography; enamelling
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
OSH training