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Health & Safety in the Arts, Electronic Resources Compiled by Ted Rickard, MLS, M.Ed, CRSP(R). tjrickardsafety@shaw.ca.

All websites last accessed September 16th 09, and are listed within their categories in alphabetical order of publishing institution. Many of these websites have links to other useful sites, and although there is some duplication it is worth exploring them. General Art Hazards Art and Creative Materials Institute Inc (ACMI). Information on safe supplies from art and craft materials manufacturers and suppliers. [ www.acminet.org California State University: Monterey Bay. Articles from Michael McCann. http://ephs.csumb.edu/site/x6502.xml#HazardsCautions Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. Excellent and comprehensive information on art safety. www.croetweb.com/links.cfm?topicID=2 Chicago Artists Resource. Much useful information www.chicagoartistsresource.org/?q=node/14777 City of Tucson, Arizona. Health & Safety in the Arts. An excellent and comprehensive searchable database of health & safety information for artists. www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards Environmental Defence. The Healthy Artist Guide to a Less Toxic Studio www.environmentaldefence.ca/toxicnation/artist/index.htm Gamblin Artists Colors: Studio Safety www.gamblincolors.com/studio.safety/index.html Shape BC. Promoting safety in the performing arts and motion picture/video industries. www.shape.bc.ca Theatre Ontario: To Act in Safety. Comprehensive information re theatre safety. www.theatresafety.ca True Art. Comprehensive list of resources for many media www.trueart.info/hazards.htm Health and the Arts Program, University of Illinois at Chicago. Good links. www.uic.edu/sph/glakes/harts University of Ottawa. Environment, Health & Safety and the Visual Arts www.uottawa.ca/services/ehss/visualarts.htm Western Washington University. A good list of articles and publications. www.library.wwu.edu/ref/subjguides/art/arthazards.html Winsor & Newton. Paint MSDSs available under Health & Safety section: www.winsornewton.com/index2.php

General Health & Safety Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. Comprehensive website with all kinds of health & safety information. www.ccohs.ca Education Safety Association of Ontario. Comprehensive website with all kinds of health & safety information. Note: ESAO has now closed down and been amalgamated with other safe workplace associations, so this material may disappear. www.esao.on.ca Working from Heights Safety Tips to Prevent Ladder Injuries. Consumer Product Safety Alert. Washington, DC. www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/ladder.html

Legislation Ontario Health and Safety Legislation. Note all other provincial jurisdictions will have similar information online. http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/about/leg/hs_leg.html

Material Safety Data Sheets Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. Material Safety Data Sheets www.oshcanada.com/oshanswers/legisl/msdss.html The MSDS FAQ http://www.ilpi.com/msds/FAQ/parta.html

Due Diligence Due Diligence. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/legisl/diligence.html

Ted Rickard September 16, 2009