Health & Safety for Visual Artists


Presented by the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation in partnership with CARFAC Ontario

 
DateWednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

info@ahcf.ca

Location

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Health & Safety for Visual Artists is a workshop designed to help visual and media artists develop safe
and healthy professional practices. Many visual artists repeatedly expose themselves to toxic and
potentially harmful chemicals and situations in order to produce their work and make a living. What are
the consequences? What can be done to create a healthier working environment?

Workshop participants will learn about:
• Toxicity in artists’ materials
• Health and safety in the studio
• Strategies for exposure reduction and risk management in art practices

Ted Rickard, MLS, MEd, CRSP, Manager of Health & Safety at Ontario College of Art & Design (1988-
2007)
.
While at OCAD Ted’s educational mandate reached all aspects of health and safety within the university including teaching students, faculty and staff. A leading expert in this field, Ted has advised on health and safety issues for many individuals, institutions and organizations including Art Gallery of
Ontario’s Conservation Department, Art Hazards Resource Association, Harbourfront Craft Studios and of
course past presentations with AHCF and CARFAC. He has published over thirty booklets and articles for
various arts and occupational health and safety journals, a number of in-house policies and procedures
manuals and audio-visual training kits marketed across North America and around the world. Ted continues to offer independent training services to the larger arts community through his work with T.J Rickard Safety Consultancy.

Workshop Fee: $25 / Students & Seniors: $15
To register please contact us at:
Phone: 416.351.0239 | Email: info@ahcf.ca
Or visit our website to fill in an online registration form at: www.ahcf.ca

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave
or scented products.

DateWednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

info@ahcf.ca

Website Location

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a film screening of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:30pm

Health & Safety for Visual Artists is a workshop designed to help visual and media artists develop safe
and healthy professional practices. Many visual artists repeatedly expose themselves to toxic and
potentially harmful chemicals and situations in order to produce their work and make a living. What are
the consequences? What can be done to create a healthier working environment?

Workshop participants will learn about:
• Toxicity in artists’ materials
• Health and safety in the studio
• Strategies for exposure reduction and risk management in art practices

Ted Rickard, MLS, MEd, CRSP, Manager of Health & Safety at Ontario College of Art & Design (1988-
2007)
.
While at OCAD Ted’s educational mandate reached all aspects of health and safety within the university including teaching students, faculty and staff. A leading expert in this field, Ted has advised on health and safety issues for many individuals, institutions and organizations including Art Gallery of
Ontario’s Conservation Department, Art Hazards Resource Association, Harbourfront Craft Studios and of
course past presentations with AHCF and CARFAC. He has published over thirty booklets and articles for
various arts and occupational health and safety journals, a number of in-house policies and procedures
manuals and audio-visual training kits marketed across North America and around the world. Ted continues to offer independent training services to the larger arts community through his work with T.J Rickard Safety Consultancy.

Workshop Fee: $25 / Students & Seniors: $15
To register please contact us at:
Phone: 416.351.0239 | Email: info@ahcf.ca
Or visit our website to fill in an online registration form at: www.ahcf.ca

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave
or scented products.

Venue & Address: 
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@ahcf.ca
Cost: 
Free
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