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ID (ISN) del documento31639
Número CIS 79-1068
ISSN - Título de la serie 0149-7510 - Job Safety and Health
Año 1978
Número de serie
Autor(es) McCann M.
Título Needed: A closer look at arts and crafts.
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1978, Vol.6, No.8, p.20-23. Illus.
Resumen This article reviews the occupational health (OH) problems of arts and craft workers in the USA, a growing body of workers totalling some 780,000 painters and sculptors, photolithography workers, art teachers, silk screen painters, commercial artists, stained glass window creators, etc. These are usually home workers, unorganised and uninformed about health precautions, and work very long hours (46% for more than 40h a week), often exposing themselves and their dependants to chemicals. Local exhaust ventilation is expensive for individual artists. An Art Hazards Information Center has been set up in the USA. Aspects covered include: benzene aplastic anaemia hazard in photolithography; toxic art materials used in silkscreening; lead, zinc chloride flux and silver nitrate hazards for stained glass window artists; woodworking hazards; suggested guidelines; information on personal protective equipment; insufficient warning on labels; role of OSHA Office of Toxic Substances; need for legislation requiring labelling describing specific health effects, toxicity rating, precautions and first aid instructions (materials at present sold without warning labels include asbestos, lead, uranium oxide, benzidine-type dyes, cadmium compounds and materials containing silica).
Descriptores (primarios) artes y oficios; litografía; pintura; substancias tóxicas; serigrafía
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; benceno; trabajo a domicilio; disolventes orgánicos; productos químicos; información del personal; identificación de riesgos; riesgos para la salud; riesgos mecánicos; legislación; equipo de protección individual
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Surface treatment