The health and safety of faculty, staff and students who work and learn in the departments relating to art is a top priority at The Ohio State University. This is achieved through many written safety programs that relate to art and other occupations and through compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations. A good way to ensure safety in the art studio or laboratory is to understand the hazards that may be encountered and how to protect from them. This information must be obtained prior to beginning activities. Employees and students must be familiar with proper work practices, personal protective equipment and applicable safety guidelines.
An occupation in the art field will encounter many of the same hazardous materials and operations that are found in industrial applications; these could include working with solvents, dusts, fumes, mists, dyes and a variety of physical hazards.