The nature of an artist is to be creative utilizing a select medium and/or equipment. It is their right to be informed about the associated hazards and their environmental responsibility to dispose of the waste they generate properly.

REHS, in consultation with Rutgers University Art Programs has developed a general safety guide to assist faculty, staff, and students by providing basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in the visual arts.

Rutgers University Art Safety Manual

The following are topics related to Art Safety. Click on a subject to obtain pertinent related safety guidelines:



Aerial Lifts

Lockout/Tagout Program

Chemical Safety

New Jersey Right-To-Know Program (RTK)

Electrical Safety

Power and Hand Tools

Fire Extinguisher Use Guidelines

Personal Protective Equipment


Reproductive and Developmental Health Assessments

Gas Cylinder Safety

Respirator Program

Hazard Communication Standard