General Art MaterialsU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Check with the national standards to find out if the products that you are working with conform to national safety requirements.
MSDS Wikipedia Definition
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) describes the risks that are inherent in using a particular substance. Art materials are often made with chemicals and compounds that pose health risks. This Wikipedia article is a helpful guide for understanding how companies use an MSDS.
City of Tuscon Art Harzards
The City of Tuscon has created a database documenting health and safety issues concerning all of mosty widely used art materials. It is easy to use, well organized, and in depth.
Painting MaterialsRISD Brochure on Health and Safety for Artists
The “Narragansett Bay Commission Environmental Health and Safety Best Management Practices for Fine Art Painting Studios” provides general information for the working artist. There is some information that is specific to artists working the Narragansett Bay area, but should be considered by painters for their local environment.