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Best practices for a safe and healthy studio.

Authors
Chen-L; Ramsey-J; Brueck-S; Niemeier-M
Source
Ceram Mon 2011 May; 59(5):72-75
NIOSHTIC No.
20040255
Abstract
As a ceramic artist, you could face many potential hazards, since your work area (e.g., your home, a small studio) may not have been designed to reduce or eliminate health hazards encountered during the art-making process. In 2007, the owner of an independently-owned pottery shop was concerned about employees' long-term exposure to substances used in me shop (although no health symptoms had been reported) and asked our team of investigators at me National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to perform a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The pottery shop offers classes and sells pottery supplies, including pottery-making tools and raw materials such as clays and glazes.
Keywords
Small-businesses; Ceramics-industry; Ceramic-materials; Silica-dusts; Dusts; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Metal-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Exhaust-gases; Heat; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
CAS No.
630-08-0
Publication Date
20110501
Document Type
Journal Article; Lay Publication
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0009-0328
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Ceramics Monthly
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