ERIC Number: ED341629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania Classroom Guide to Safety in the Visual Arts.
Oltman, Debra L.
Exposure to certain art materials can damage the human body. Some of these materials are identified together with factors that influence exposure, including duration, frequency, and environmental conditions. Responsibility for providing a safe working environment for the creation of visual arts in the classroom lies with the instructor, principal, administration, and school board. Factors to consider for the safe use of equipment and facilities include general facility maintenance, art material storage and clean up, personal safety equipment, and ventilation. Specific recommendations for the safe use of art materials are organized under 10 sections for adhesives, ceramics, drawing and painting, enameling, glass, metals, photography, print-making, sculpture, and textile arts. Each of these sections is presented in three parts: (1) hazards and precautions; (2) levels of materials usage (teacher, senior high, junior high, or elementary); and (3) a safety checklist. The document concludes with safety data sheets for each art section, a list of addresses for additional safety information, a glossary, a quick reference guide to safety equipment icons, and a 19-item bibliography. (KM)
Descriptors: Adhesives, Art Education, Art Materials, Ceramics, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicrafts, Hazardous Materials, Health, Instructional Materials, Safety Equipment, School Safety, Visual Arts
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania