Health in the Arts Program
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There is increasing recognition that work in the arts can involve health risks such as exposures to toxic materials and hazardous physical conditions. Injuries and repetitive motion disorders can also result from practice and from work in the arts. The Health in the Arts Program was established to diagnose, treat and prevent arts-related disorders among people working in all aspects of the arts.
Medical specialists in this program treat visual and performing artists with health concerns that may be caused by their work or affect their ability to work. These specialists also work with the arts communities to investigate and prevent hazardous work practices among art students, hobbyists and professionals.
The focus of these efforts includes:
- Diagnosis and treatment of arts-related disorders
- Education on hazards in the arts
- Workplace safety and hazard control
- Research on the causes and prevention of arts-related disorders
- CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Symptoms caused by or affecting work in the arts Exposures to chemicals, fumes dusts and toxic materials Injuries, acute and chronic Repetitive motion disorder
- EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Educational programs and materials Art hazards and workplace safety information Health in the Arts conferences Websites, links and online health and safety library
- WORKPLACE CONSULTATIONS
Safety and health assessments Industrial Hygiene assistance Hazard control and ventilation
Causes and prevention of arts-related disorders Diagnoses and treatment choices Health concerns for the arts Toxicities of art materials
- SPECIAL SERVICES
The Voice Center Museum Health and Safety Rehabilitation for Arts Workers Respirator Examinations Medical surveillance examinations
WHO SHOULD USE THESE SERVICES?
Anyone working in the arts:
- Vocal arts
- Art Unions
- Lighting/Sound work
- Gallery/Club workers
- and others!
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