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The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide [Book]

The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide  [Book]

The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide [Book]

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The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide.
Monona Rossol (Author)

Winner of Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, this revised and expanded classic art reference tells artists how to handle materials safely while practicing their craft. Dozens of tables and charts throughout this comprehensive guide explain complex yet vitally important information with clarity and accuracy, making this an invaluable text for practicing artists, crafters, art teachers, and art students. The book includes up-to-the-minute information on everything from proper use of protective gear to compliance with government regulations about school and studio safety.

From Library Journal
Most artists are at least vaguely aware of the dangers their profession poses, and several high-profile lawsuits have led to complex regulations regarding the handling of art materials. These concerns are ably addressed by Rossol's manual, a standard in the field. A chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, Rossol is also the founder and president of ACTS (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety). Her use of the word "complete" in the title is not misplaced; other books in the field, such as Michael McCann's Health Hazards Manual for Artists, don't come close. Four exhaustive sections cover regulations and specific hazards, artists' raw materials, precautions for individual media, and reproductive risks to artists. Fully equipped with appendixes on sources, governmental agencies, and an annotated reference list, this vitally important volume is essential for any art collection.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"A highly important work for any artist, craftsperson, or teacher in the arts. . . . This comprehensive guide is highly recommended for any artist's studio or art teacher's classroom and for all libraries that serve those in the arts and crafts." -- Library Journal

"A valuable guide to how to work safely and stay healthy. Author Monona Rossol is a nationally known expert in the field of art safety. In this guide, Rossol has condensed her expertise and translated it into language every artist should understand." -- Arts & Activities

"Appropriately written for the general reader, the book is also clearly organized and fairly well-referenced for ease of use. Highly recommended for individual artists, art teachers, and others with special interests in the arts." -- American Public Health Association

"Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol intends to inform artists who work daily with hazardous materials of the effects of various commonly used chemicals and toxins on themselves and the environment." -- American Theatre

"Intended as a resource for artists, craftspeople and teachers, this guide identifies hazardous materials and the problems they may cause, and suggests steps for safe handling and use." -- Ceramics Monthly

"No matter whether your focus is fine or graphic art, maintaining personal health as well as the health of the environment should be a top priority. We all work with toxic substances, and ACHS. . . details what these substances are and how we can reduce harmful exposure by making informed choices." -- The Artist's Magazine

"Should be on every artist's and craftworker's studio reference shelf." -- Crafts Report

"Studio owners and employers should read this book and review their studio practices. Employees should read this book to become aware of their work habits . . . . This is not a book to read for fun but it is essential reading, nevertheless." -- Stained Glass Quarterly

"This book should be on the desk of all art teachers who venture beyond paper and pencil as expressive art media. The cost of this book is easy on the pocketbook, and the information provided should ease the mind." -- School Arts --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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