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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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SAFETY - EQUIPMENT

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to basic safety concerns in the Art and Design Field.

Student Objectives:
Provided with a lecture, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able Identify the basic safety concerns in the art and design field, by achieving a 90% or better on the written assessment.

Commercial Art - 200 - SAFETY
201- Operate media presentation equipment.
202 - Demonstrate safe practices when using computer hardware and software.
203 - Demonstrate safe practices when using and maintaining hand tools.
204 - Demonstrate safe practices when using, storing, and disposing of paints, solvents, and chemicals.
205 - Demonstrate safe cutting procedures.

 

OVERVIEW:

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is special gear used to protect the wearer from specific hazards of a hazardous substance.  It is a last resort protection system, to be used when substitution or engineering controls are not feasible.  It should be understood that PPE does not reduce or eliminate the hazard.  It only protects the wearer and does nothing for anybody else in the area or for any equipment exposed to the chemical.
 
PPE includes gloves, respiratory protection, eye protection, and protective clothing.  The need for PPE is dependent upon the type of operations and the nature and quantity of the materials in use, and must be assessed on a case by case basis.  Workers who rely on PPE must understand the function, proper use, and limitations of the PPE used.

Glove Selection And Use
Gloves should be worn whenever the possibility of skin contact with hazardous chemicals exists.  Every glove is permeable to a chemical.  The permeability varies with the chemical being used, the length of time of the exposure and the thickness of the glove.  General use gloves, such as the latex surgical gloves, are appropriate when using small amounts of most chemicals for short periods of time.  These gloves should be changed whenever they become contaminated with the chemical.  Otherwise, the glove that offers the best resistance to the chemical should be used.  The following guidelines should be used to determine the appropriate glove.
1. Review the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the chemical of interest.
2. Determine the potential consequences of skin contact by the chemical.
3. Determine the exposure period and characteristic of the potential contact.  That is, are you choosing  gloves to protect you from an occasional splash or spill or are you planning to wear the gloves while you immerse your entire hand and arm in a container of material.
4. Determine which gloves or glove materials offer the best resistance to the chemical.  This information may be found in the Personal Protective Equipment section of the MSDS, glove vendor information or the Chemical Protective Clothing database available through EHS.
5. Establish the dexterity and sizing requirements.
6. Determine physical resistance properties required of the glove. That is, resistance to heat, cutting, punctures, etc.
7. Other considerations - color, cuffs, length of glove, use of liners.
8. Establish a decontamination procedure.  Be sure to check for pinholes before use, wash or decontaminate gloves before removing, and wash hands after removing.

In addition to protecting hands and skin from chemical exposures, there are many gloves which offer protection from physical hazards, such as high or low temperatures, electrical shock, skin abrasions, vibration or sharp objects.  Always match the glove to the hazard.

Respiratory Protection
A respirator may only be used when engineering controls, such as general ventilation or a fume hood, are not feasible or do not reduce the exposure of a chemical to acceptable levels.  The use of a respirator is subject to prior review by EHS, according to university policy, since their use is regulated by the OSHA respiratory protection standard.

Any worker who believes that respiratory protection is needed must notify EHS for evaluation of the hazard and enrollment in the Respiratory Protection Program.  This program involves procedures for respirator selection, medical assessment of employee health, employee training, proper fitting, respirator inspection, maintenance, and record keeping.

Eye Protection
Safety glasses should be worn for protection from impact of particles.  Standard eyeglasses fitted with side shields are generally not sufficient. Workers who are interested in prescription safety glasses should contact EHS at x8-5294. Goggles should be worn when a potential splash from a hazardous material exists.  They may be worn over prescription glasses. Face shields are in order when working with large volumes of hazardous materials, either for protection from splash to the eye or flying particles.  Face shields may be used in conjunction with goggles for maximum protection from corrosives and hot chemicals. Contact lenses do not offer any protection from chemical contact.


Protective Clothing
When the possibility of chemical contamination exists, protective clothing, which resists physical and chemical hazards, should be worn over street clothes. Smocks are appropriate for minor chemical splashes and spills, while plastic or rubber aprons are best for protection from corrosive or irritating liquids.

Loose clothing (such as overlarge smocks or ties), skimpy clothing (such as shorts), torn clothing and unrestrained hair may pose a hazard.  Perforated shoes, sandals, or cloth sneakers should not be worn in chemical use areas or where mechanical work is being performed.

 

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