Art Safety

Although traditionally viewed as a non-hazardous occupation, the artist will encounter many of the same hazardous materials and operations that are found in industrial applications including paints, solvents, etching chemicals, dusts, fumes, mists, and dyes. There are also a variety of physical hazards associated with the art program such as: welding, soldering, wood working, and printmaking processes.

ECU is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of faculty, staff and students through compliance with State and Federal safety regulations, university inspections, specific training, and job hazard analysis where needed. The key to safety in the art studio is to know the hazards that may be encountered and how to protect oneself from harm. This information must be obtained before starting any activity instead of waiting for an emergency to occur. Employees and students must be familiar with proper work practices and personal protective equipment and follow applicable safety guidelines.

Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety by calling 328-6166 or stopping by our office at 211 S. Jarvis Street.

Art Safety Training PowerPoint