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Safety urls and that pregnancy articlea by Rossol


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Monon’s article on pregnancy and safety is on the net at:

http://www.craftsreport.com/september97/pregnancy.html

Monona Rossol’s excellent article, “Pregnancy and the Crafts
Professional,” for those who missed it in the paper edition of
The Crafts Report.

here are some other sites:

These sites address safety issues. Various search engines were
used, my favorite is hotbot.com

Hotbot allows you to use as many keywords you like in a string.
These keywords, among others were used:

hazard safety metals substitute substitution occupational health
hygiene industrial safer ventilation jewelry, loss control, risk
management, procedure exposure NIOSH OSHA, manual handling,

Resources
Chemical Safety
Solvents
MSDS sheets and safety cards

Resources
http://www.safetysmart.com/
A really superb site for links, mailing lists to belong to and more.

http://gopher.tmn.com:70/1/Artswire/csa
Michael McCann’s Arts Safety and Hazards site (Center for Safety in the Arts=
).

http://gopher.tmn.com:70/0/Artswire/csa/arthazards/ahn/
The Artswire pagae of links to different issues, Interesting reading.

http://gopher.tmn.com:70/0/Artswire/csa/arthazards/visualarts/jewelry
The Jewelry/Metals safety and hazards page from McCann’s site.

http://gopher.tmn.com:70/0/Artswire/csa/otherwww.html
McCann’s links pages for health and safety.

http://artsnet.heinz.cmu.edu:70/0/csa/arthazards/genarthaz/leadhaz
A very good article on lead hazards in the arts by Angela Babin.

http://mro.net/hot/osha/1910134.htm
OSHA directive on respirators

http://www.MRO.net/hot/osha/1910133.htm
OSHA rules for eyewear

http://www.MRO.net/hot/osha/
OSHA index of regulations

http://turva.me.tut.fi/cis/home.html
CIS page of international O and S links and

http://www.christie.ab.ca/safelist/
A mega-site for safety links…

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/educate/ocourse/pages/104.htm
Oregons on-line OSHA course introduction page

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/opp/tanbook/fppgendg.txt
An extensive hazardous waste bibliography

http://ergoweb.com/Pub/Info/Ref/bibg2h.html
One part of a large bibliography on ergonomics

http://www.mtsu.edu/~art/printmaking/non_toxic.html
A great page of article links on non-toxic etching and printmaking procedure=
s.

http://www.hwc.ca/datapcb/communc/home/pubs/catalogu.htm
Health Canada’s huge list of free publications and posters they will send
you upon request. Their safety posters include ones for jewlry and
metalsmithing.

http://www.pacrimdental.com/p13.htm
Pacific Rim Dental MSDS sheets for dental casting products, alginate molds e=
tc.

http://enviro.nfesc.navy.mil/p2library/
The US armed forces are into safety and hazard reduction. Here is a
starting page for it.

http://www.caseweb.com/acts/publicat.html
Health and Safety publications in the arts, factsheets too.

http://finearts.miningco.com/blhealth.htm
The Mining Company guide to arts and crafts hazards. A theatre bent to the i=
nfo

http://ergoweb.com/Pub/Search/gmsrch.shtml
the ergoweb (ergonomics=BA site search engine page.

http://www.indianahandcenter.com/eashsafe.html
A rather grisly page of hand injury and reconstruction examples, a graphic
reminder of why you don’t wear rings in thge workshop.

http://sul-server-2.stanford.edu/bytopic/health/victoria.html
University of Victoria’s very nicely done Health and Safety Manual

http://203.63.129.138/worksafe/
Australia’s very excellent gateway to pamphlets and on
occuspational hazards, chemicals etc. A very nice system.

http://203.63.129.138/worksafe/home.htm
The Australian occupational health home page.

http://203.63.129.138/worksafe/03/030000.htm
The index to finding items on their site.

http://tis.eh.doe.gov/map.html
Dept of Energy site map for Health and Safety info-a nice site.

http://tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/osh_tr/otr.html
Table of contents for DOE technical info reports.

http://tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/osh_tr/ch5a.html
Eye safety regulations from the US dept of energy

http://tis.eh.doe.gov/search/search.html
Search engine for DOE technical information

http://www.worksafe.gov.au/worksafe/01/010000.htm
Australian search engine for health and safety-very nicely done.

http://www.hanford.gov/lessons/sitell/sitehome.htm
DOE’s ‘lessons learned’ search engine.

http://www.hanford.gov/#safety
Interesting DOE site, (Hanford)

http://info.load-otea.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/~legweb/clc2/coshregs/r2tocen.htm
The Canada Labour code documents site, easy to navigate.

http://www.rtk.net/E2693T8
Cancer-causing chemicals ratings from RTKNET (the Right to Know Network).
Some of this comes from the EPA.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~vpr/research/hpo/osha/appb.htm
Hazard determination from the University of Iowa. Lists a
bunch of chemicals and if OSHA, ACIGH and other organizations consider them
hazardous.

http://biomed.nus.sgi80/nsc/osd.html
Infomration on occupational skin disease, from the National Skin Center.

http://www.sspc.org/site/compliance/96_4/Silica.html
An article on the dangers of crystalline silica, from Compliance:
Environmental, Health and Safety News from SSPC.

http://www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs/training/silicosis.htm
If you’re still not convinced about silicosis, try this one from Oklahoma
State University.

http://ww-erd/lnl.gov/orad/ppg_pages/capabilities/analys_assess/risk/_assess
_ex.html
Information on risk analysis and the “Chemical Substitution Tree”

http://www.ilsr.org/carbo/ps/factsh30.html
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s fact sheet on"Biochemical
Substitution in the Metal Plating and Finishing Industry."

http://www.ilsr.org/carbo/ps/factsh15.html
Another ILSR fact sheet, this one on “Biochemicals for Cleaning and
Machining in the Steel Industry.”

http://www.ilsr.org/carbo/ps/factsh08.html
And another, on biochemical solvents for cleaning.

http://www.ilsr.org/carbo/ps/factsh07.html
Also on biochemical solvents.

http://www.ilsr.org/carbo/ps/factsh06.html
"Biochemical Solvents for Pollution Prevention" from the ILSR.

http://www.mro.net/hot/osha/1910134.htm
MROnet’s on OSHA regulations for respiratory protection.

http://www.mro.net/hot/osha/1910133.htm
Same thing, but for eye and face protection.

http://www.oberoncompany.com/
A company for safety supplies, they have gold didymium glasses and more at
very reasonable costs.

http://www.tinmantech.com/html/tm2000.html
Another company that claims to be better, and rates different kinds of glass=
es.

Chemical Safety
http://www.deq.state.la.us/osec/tri95/old_chem.htm
A good run-down of chemicals and their hazards.

http://www.c-f-c.com/charts/chemchart.htm
A good list of incompatible chemicals in terms of adjacent storage.

http://is.dal.ca/~ehs/lab1
A rather good lab safety site from Dalhousie University.

http://www.umb.edu/administration/ehs/chemstor.html
A really excellent set off pages on chemical storage principles,
incompatible chemicals and more.

http://is.dal.ca/~ehs/lab3
A very good discussion of chemicals and how they affect us from the
Dalhousie site. It starts with ‘We live in a chemical world’

http://turva.me.tut.fi/cis/chemical_safety_training/toc.htm
A good page on chemical safety

http://www.ehs.ucdavis.edu/sftynet/chem/sn-50.html
An excellent resource on which gloves work with which chemicals.

http://www.ehs.ucdavis.edu/sftynet/chem/snchem.html
SafetyNet listing of articles on chemical safety

http://www.physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/incompatibles.html
A list of incompatible chemicals from Oxford; shows what you shouldn’t mix
with what.

Solvents


MSDS sheets on line for a number of solvents and other products.

http://wastenot.inel.gov/hssds/
The hazardous solvent substitution data bank, an on line system to find
substitutes for solvents.

http://clean.rti.org/tp_safe.htm
A good set of pages on terpenes (D-limonene etc) and safety.

http://clean.rti.org/
Solvent replacement guide page

http://clean.rti.org/frm_test.htm
cool online interactive form to find solvent replacemtn for your particular
problem. This site is really excellent.

http://enviro.nfesc.navy.mil/p2library/section8.html
The US Navy’s solvent and cleaning substitution sytem. Boy these folks are g=
ood.

http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/case/comm/vandorn.html
A case study showing how one company, Van Dorn Plastic Machinery, was able
to eliminate chlorinated solvent blends by substituting an alkaline soap
solution.

MSDS sheets and safety cards
http://www.chem.uky.edu/resources/msds.html
A list of MSDS sites with the number of MSDS sheets compiled in each site.
A really excellent safety site with a ton of good links.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcs/ipcs1229.html
NIOSH international safety card for borax

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcs/icstart.html
The NIOSH international safety cards index, in an incredible number of
languages, including Swahili.

http://www.scorecard.org/
Environmental scorecard site, rather good rankings and comparisons for
health effects, toxicity etc.

http://nsc.org/ehc/ew/chemical.htm
A great index to well written ‘chemical backgrounders’, synopses of
chemicals and their hazards.

http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/
Oxford University’s MSDS index, an excellent, huge, site.

http://avogadro.chem.iastate.edu/msds/
Another msds site, nice list.

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/toxfaq.html#-T-
A great series of toxic materials FAQs

http://www.rtk.net/E1731T29
Those RTK folks again; some useful about ammonia.

http://www.rtk.net/E1618T29
And again – this time for cupric nitrate.

http://www.rtk.net/E1626T29
Information on copper.

http://www.rtk.net/E1498T29
The Right to Know Network’s on nickel.

http://www.rtk.net/E1443T29
On silver.

http://www.rtk.net/E1384T29
These people really do cover everything from ammonia to zinc, the subject
of this URL.

http://www.rtk.net/E1554T29
RTKNET’s on hydrogen chloride.

Charles Lewton-Brain
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada