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NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Body Art
The body art industry is unique because its artists express themselves through living art, but in doing so, artists may also come in contact with their client's blood. Because of this, tattoo artists and body piercers may also be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Developing Environmental Safety in the Arts - Princeton's Approach
This presentation was provided by Princeton's University Assistant Director for EH&S at the 2005 workshop "Art and the Environment: A Regulatory Workshop for Art Colleges and University Art Programs".
Source: Princeton University
WorkSafe BC resources for Motion Picture Industry
Here you'll find WorkSafe BC's links to health and safety information and resources for motion pictures.
OSHA Woodworking eTool Health hazards
Exposure to wood dust has long been associated with a variety of adverse health effects, including dermatitis, allergic respiratory effects, mucosal and nonallergic respiratory effects, and cancer.
NIOSH Workplace Solutions: Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders Among Musicians (PDF)
NIOSH examines risks associated with music exposure and provides recommendations to protect hearing.
A.C.T.S. - Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety
ACTS publishes short data sheets (from 1 to 10 pages) on over 60 different technical subjects related to health and safety in art and theater. The following are some of our most requested data sheets. We will mail single copies of data sheets free to those providing a postal address. People requesting more than one data sheet are asked to send $ .25 per page to help ACTS pay for copy and mailing costs.
Performing Arts Safety Primer: Working at Heights (PDF)
This primer, provided by Actsafe, describes health and safety requirements and work practices for working at heights in performing arts applications.
Safety and Health in the Theater: Keeping Tragedy out of the Comedies…and Musicals…and Dramas
The idea for this blog on hazards in the theater actually came from a comment on the NIOSH blog post on polyurethane spray foam. The reader noted that spray foam is used in theatrical scenery and in his case, without proper respiratory protection. In addition to the potential exposure to fumes from spray foam, set designers face many of the hazards faced in the construction industry.
Motion Picture Safety Primer - Production (PDF)
This primer, provided by Actsafe, describes safety guidelines and requirements for the various departments and specialized activities that may occur during a production.
Good Nutrition for Dancers (PDF)
The benefits of good nutrition are numerous, and even more so for dancers. Constant training takes a toll on muscles, joints and bones.