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CAC conference and workshop

From: Shelagh C. Linklater <slinklater>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999
The CAC workshop will be two days in duration, May 26-27, 1999.  The
first day will be a talk about health and safety concerns given by
Monona Rossol.  The second day will consist chiefly of papers given
by conservators with regard to how they have dealt with these
issues.  Below is a tentative schedule of events and papers. There
will be demonstrations of a respirator fitting, a glove solvent test
and, possibly,an arsenic test. We will also be having a noon hour
panel discussion on mould issues.

"Green Conservation : Environmental and Human Safety in

Wednesday May 26, 1999

Health and Safety Awareness for the Arts and Museum Communities
Monona Rossol
Industrial Hygienist
Arts, Crafts and Theatre Safety

The Agencies

    *   The Powers that be in Canada and the US
    *   Who's in Charge and Liable for what?
    *   Environmental Regulations

WHMIS and Hazard Communication

    *   Labeling: Identity, warnings, manufacturer
    *   Material Safety Data Sheets
    *   Training
    *   Worker's Rights and Responsibilities
    *   Teacher Liability

Basic Concepts of Occupational Health and Toxicity

    *   Physical Characteristics of Hazardous Substances
    *   How Materials Enter the Body
    *   Toxicological Concepts
    *   Factors Affecting the Degree of Hazard

Biological and Botanical Hazards

    *   Substitution
    *   Labels: Identifying Chemical Hazards
    *   Detecting Air Contaminants
    *   Air Quality Standards and Laws
    *   Ventilation
    *   Storage and Handling of Materials
    *   Fire, Medical and Other Emergency Situations
    *   Housekeeping
    *   Personal Hygiene
    *   Personal Protective Equipment
    *   Ideal Medical Surveillance Programs

Thursday May 27, 1999

    Natural Products for Insect and Fungal Control in Heritage
    Mary-Lou Florian
    Museum Collections: Conservation Science

    Low Oxygen Methods for Pest Eradication
    Gordon Hanlon
    Getty Conservation Institute

    The Analysis of Museum Collections for Arsenic and Mercury
    Jane Sirois
    Conservation Scientist
    Canadian Conservation Institute

    Hazards in Industrial Artifact Conservation
    Sue Warren
    Museum of Science and Technology

    Dealing with Mould Contaminated Paper Based Collections at the
    National Archives of Canada
    Catherine Craig-Bullen
    Senior Conservator, Maps and Manuscripts
    National Archives of Canada

    Management of Hazardous Materials at Parks Canada Industrial
    Sites: The Protection of Conservators and the Environment
    Leslie Hickey
    Archaeological Services - Conservation
    Parks Canada, Ontario Service Centre

    Development of Conservation and Collection Policies for a
    Pharmaceuticals Collection
    Flora Davidson, Private Practice

    Non-Chemical Insect Control Measures
    Tom Strang
    Canadian Conservation Institute

    Allergies in the Workplace
    Dr. Richard Warrington
    Health Sciences Centre

    Ergonomics, Stress Injuries and Lifting Techniques

    Pest and Mildew: Two Deterioration Factors Not Usually
    Jennifer Hein
    Private Practice

The prices for the CAC 1999 workshop (in Canadian funds) are:

Two days:
    CAC Members $180
    Non-Members $225
    Students    $100

One day only:
    CAC Members $ 90
    Non-members $120
    Students    $ 60

For workshop program details you may call Shelagh Linklater at
204-945-1265 or slinklater [at] chc__gov__mb__ca.

The conference is held May 28 - 30.  This consists of about 22
papers largely given by conservators about preservation issues.
There will also be a Per Guldbeck Memorial Lecture, a CAC annual
meeting and tours of historical sites. The CAC web site will have a
complete schedule of agenda items sometime in March 1999.  The web
site address is: <URL:>.  You can also

    Jasmina Vlaovic, Conference Chair
    jasmina [at] wag__mb__ca or
    gvlaovic [at] pangea__ca

For registration forms for the conference, you can call 204-291-1637
or e-mail cac99 [at] mbnet__mb__ca.

Shelagh Linklater
Provincial Archives of Manitoba
200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5
Fax: 204-948-2008

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:70
                Distributed: Thursday, February 25, 1999
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Received on Thursday, 25 February, 1999

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