Health and Safety in Ceramics

Health and Safety in Ceramics

A Guide for Educational Workshops and Studios

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Author: Unknown Author
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140858

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Health and Safety in Ceramics: A Guide for Educational Workshops and Studios, Second Edition is a booklet that aims to teach those who work with ceramic materials how to safely handle them and avoid the different hazards they may cause. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers the materials used in ceramics; the problems of handling them; their mode of entry, and how to handle them properly; the safe application and preparation of glazes; the manufacture; application; and general hazards of ceramic colors. Part 2 deals with finished ware, the presence of hazards, and the test of its safety levels. Part 3 discusses safety of equipment, especially machinery and kilns. Non-technical, simple, and easily understood, the text is recommended for clay potters and ceramic workers, those who wish to venture into the ceramics business, and those who want to teach the safety of the craft to others.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Part 1. Materials

    Section 1. Handling Problems with Ceramic Materials

    I. Materials Entering the Body

    II. Dermatitis — Inflammation of the Skin

    III. Handling Ceramic Materials

    Appendix 1.1. Dust

    Appendix 1.2. Materials of Particular Concern

    Section 2. Glazes

    I. Frit and Glaze Manufacture

    II. Glaze Preparation and Handling

    III. Glaze Application

    Appendix 2A. Low Solubility — Definition and Test

    Appendix 2B. Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1980

    Section 3. Ceramic Colors

    I. Manufacture

    II. Application: Body Stains

    III. Hazards: Chemical

    IV. Ceramic Decorative Inks

    Appendix 3. Properties of Solvents

    Part 2. Finished Ware

    Section 4. The Safety of Finished Ware

    Appendix 4. Metal Release Limits

    Part 3. Safety Of Equipment

    Section 5. Safeguarding of Machinery

    I. Mixers

    II. Pug Mills

    III. Potters Wheels

    IV. Lathes

    Section 6. Kilns

    I. General Recommendations

    II. Location

    III. Operating Instructions

    IV. Electrically Operated Kilns

    V. Gas Fired Kilns

    VI. Ad hoc Kilns

    References and Useful Addresses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 50
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140858

About the Author

Unknown Author

Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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