Best practices for a safe and healthy studio.
Chen-L; Ramsey-J; Brueck-S; Niemeier-M
Ceram Mon 2011 May; 59(5):72-75
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.
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
Journal Article; Lay Publication