Graphic Artist

Safety Tutorial
Graphic Arts
Jane Bartell-DeMeis
Rochester Business Institute
Training Tasks for Job Title
• Draws sample of finished layout and presents sample to art director
for approval.
• Draws and prints charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork,
using computer. Arranges layout based upon available space,
knowledge of layout principles, and esthetic design concepts.
• Marks up, pastes, and assembles final layouts to prepare layouts
for printer.
• Keys information into computer equipment to create layouts for
client or supervisor.
• Prepares illustrations or rough sketches of material according to
instructions of client or supervisor
• Develops negatives and prints, using negative and print developing
equipment and tools and work aids to produce layout photographs
True or False
• Young workers (under age 18) are injured at a rate double
that of adult workers (about twice as many injuries for every
hundred hours worked).
• Every year about 70 teens die from work injuries in the
United States. Another 70,000 get hurt badly enough that
they go to a hospital emergency room.
• It is the responsibility of the worker to report all possible
hazards in the workplace
• MSD sheets are required for all chemicals,paints, solvents
and other hazardous materials.
• Every employee is responsible for keeping the workplace
safe and clean
Appropriate Clothes
• All workers should dress in clothes as dictated buy the
employer: Business casual or very casual or professional
• Employers can require uniforms
• Clothes should not have loose ends,
such as untucked shirts, flapping ties,
loose scarves, ribbons or belts.
• Jewelry should not dangle or be loose.
• Hair should be clean and secured if
around machinery
Check with the employer if there is a dress code.
• Clean all tools such as exacto knives and blades when
• Put all tools back.
• Do not leave items on the floor
• No running with scissors
• Leave trimming board blade down
• When spraying,wear goggles
• Wash brushes with the correct product
• Turn off Laminator
• Do not stack anything on
top of vents for equipment
• Do not try to fix equipment
• Notify someone and fill out a
repair report
• Know where the on/off switch is
located for all equipment
• Make sure all cords are
not in walkways
• Do not over load pugs or
power strip plugs
• Always plug into a surge protected outlet
• Do not remove the back of any electrical equipment
or try to repair on your own. Report any trouble such
as smelling hot, smoke, or sparks.
• Do not have liquids near electrical components
including computers
Floors, Doors, Exits
Know where the exits are
Know what floor you are on
Find the stairways
Locate a fire escape route
Know where the fire alarm boxes are
located and how to operate them
• Know where the fire extinguishers are
and how to operate them
• Know what extinguishers to use on what types of fire
Chemical Hazards
• Be knowledgeable of any chemicals you use.
• Locate the MSD sheets on
compounds that are not familiar
• Make sure there is proper ventilation
when using glues, paints, adhesives
and other chemicals
• Make sure rooms with copiers and
other equipment are ventilated
• Close all containers and secure lids tightly
Ergonomic Hazards
• A well-designed and appropriately-adjusted desk will
provide adequate clearance for your legs, allow proper
placement of computer components and accessories, and
minimize awkward postures and exertions.
• Desk surfaces that are too high or too low may lead to
awkward postures, such as extended arms to reach the
keyboard, and raised shoulders
• Inadequate clearance under the work surface may result in
discomfort and performance inefficiencies.
• Telephone can be used with your head upright (not bent) and
your shoulders relaxed (not elevated) if you do computer
tasks at the same time.
Ergonomic Hazards
• Workstation and equipment have sufficient adjustability
so you are in a safe working posture and can make
occasional changes in posture while performing
computer tasks.
• Computer tasks are organized in a way that allows you to
vary tasks with other work activities, or to take microbreaks or recovery pauses while at the computer
• Computer workstation, components and accessories are
maintained in serviceable condition and function
Infectious diseases
If you are sick, stay home
cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze
Throw away used tissues, do not put them on desks
Wash your hands often
Do not chew on utensils, pens, or tools
Do not eat the paste
Bomb Scares
• If there is a bomb threat in the building:
• Locate your fellow employees outside
• Have a designated meeting area
• Report to the fire department or police if you think
someone may still be inside.
• Do not go back in until you are told
• When you are hired, you should receive an employee
hand book that will tell you who and how to report
• If you are unclear, ask your boss
• If you are injured on the job, it is
your duty to report it
• If you don’t report injuries you may
not get the insurance coverage you may need
• Report any hazards before someone else gets hurt
Post Test
True or false
1.The employer may require a uniform.
2.Everything should be plugged into a surge protector
power strip.
3.It is better to leave the laminator on since it needs to
warm up
4.It is not your responsibility to report a tear in the
carpet, even though you tripped on it.
5.Sitting all day on the computer is very productive.
Post Test
6. Any fire extinguisher can be used on any fire.
7. If there is a bomb threat, do not wait to see if anyone
else leaves the building
8. It is OK to leave a cup of coffee with no lid
on your desk
9. It is the responsibility of the last person who uses the
tools to clean it.
10. It is ok turn turn off fans and ventilating systems
when you are cold.
Safety Web Resources
• NYS Safety
Pre- Test answers are all True
Post test answers are
1. T
2. T
3. F
4. F
5. F
6. F
7. T
8. F
9. F