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Visual and Performing Arts Safety

The following information is provided to all Visual and Performing Arts faculty, administrative staff, and students to provide a safe working environment:

  • Review Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for compatibilities, hazards, and routes of entry prior to material usage.
  • Obtain an SDS from your supervisor or from the chemical safety officer, Frank Abell, (x7280).
  • Know your tools.
  • Know process chemistries either from your instructor or from a written process.
  • Know emergency phone numbers (x7575) (University Police).
  • Know location of emergency eyewash and shower.
  • Know power disconnects.
  • Do not block emergency equipment or emergency egress.
  • Know where your emergency equipment is located (first aid kits, fire extinguishers).

Obtain PPE from the chemical safety officer (extension 7280 or 1-508-793-7280).

  • Use ventilation when required.
  • Use air handling equipment when required.
  • Manage containers properly (use proper labeling, store incompatibles away from each other, do not store hazards above eye level of shortest person).
  • Do not eat or drink while working.
  • Practice ergonomic principles.
  • Do not work alone.
  • Do not wash with solvents.
  • Dispose of hazardous wastes properly.
Contact Information

Environmental Health and Safety

Office Location
  • Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center
    Room S108
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7280
  • 1-508-793-7117 Fax
  • fabell[at]clarku[dot]edu