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Welcome to your guide to OH&S issues. This guide provides information about resources in the Library and on the Internet, which you can use in your assignments and which will also be useful for you when you're working in a studio, workshop or office.
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- the title of the book
- the name of the author/s
- keywords - words or phrases
or use subject headings - words or phrases used to describe the subject content of a book, DVD or CD
Safety videos - use your student web log in
Some Light Relief
Here are some wincingly funny clips from YouTube about dangers in the office but similar things happen everywhere:
Breathing Contemporary Art.
This article discusses the process by which contemporary fine art sculpture and installation is fabricated on behalf of a number of internationally renowned artists, as seen from the floor of a New York studio. It is an insider account, which not only outlines the sculpture-making process but also offers a thorough examination of the day-to-day conditions in which art-workers undertake their specialised labour. Various occupational and material hazards are discussed, as well as how the latter affects areas beyond the studio walls. In an absence of critical debate pertaining to the artworlds' polluting practices, a critique is formed which queries the sustainability of large art works that seldom disclose anything as to the nature of their production.
HEALTH HAZARDS OF THE STUDIO AND DARKROOM: A BRIEF GUIDE TO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.
The article presents a list of information resources about health hazards of the studio and darkrooms, including "Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products," 5th ed., by Robert E. Gosselin, "Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice," 17th ed., "Health Hazards in the Arts and Crafts," by Bernard Carnow and "Safe Handling of Photographic Chemicals."
Safety considerations when working with artists and communities from diverse genders, sexualities and cultures
This guide invites arts institutions, arts workers and peer artists to critically reflect on their approach to working with artists and communities who experience intersections of diverse gender, sexuality and culture.