Whether you’ve stabbed yourself in the thumb with an awl, tripped over a matte cutter that you left on the floor (guilty), or suffered a nasty paper cut (OW!), you know that art studios can be hazardous hellholes. However, many of these hazards can and should be avoided.
At a recent CBAS meeting (where, fortunately, the only potential hazard was an unstable coat rack), Judith reminded everyone to keep a first aid kit handy.
Those who work around chemicals — photographers, painters, ceramicists, etc. — should use particular caution.
The National Institute of Health and Department of Health and Human Services has compiled a handy list of resources called Keeping Artists Safe.
Be careful out there!