NHIA

Safety

The New Hampshire Institute of Art strives to ensure the well-being of all students and visitors. For the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors, all are expected to respect the security measures and rules that have been put in place.

Safety and security measures may be found in the Student Handbook.

Studio Safety and Guidelines

All students are fully subject to the General Policies and Guidelines pertaining to conduct as defined and described in the current student handbook as well as the following:

Health and Safety

The Institute works to use and provide safe materials, techniques, and studio environments for faculty, staff, and students. MSDS (Material safety data sheets) specific to each studio concentration are available.

  • No hazardous materials such as solvents, paint thinners, spray paints, mineral spirits are allowed. ALWAYS check with faculty about materials and read labels. This is your responsibility.
  • Do not dispose of materials in the sinks, including but not limited to paint, glues, plaster, or clay. Dispose of this nature of material in the appropriate containers.
  • Report any chemical or material spills immediately to faculty.
  • Wash your hands before leaving the studio.
  • Clean your work area when completing your working day.
  • Do not bring foodstuffs or drinks into the studios.
  • Do not work alone in the studios.
  • Do not work when you are fatigued.
  • No electrical equipment can be used without permission and or supervision.
  • If you cut or otherwise injure yourself, inform a fellow student and faculty member as soon as possible. Each studio is equipped with a first aid kit.
  • Regular hours have been established for access and will be strictly enforced.

Pregnant women, persons with respiratory problems and/or persons placed under physical restrictions by their physicians must take responsibility to make their condition known to instructors as soon as courses begin or at the onset of their condition. Some studio materials and techniques may pose a heightened health hazard to people with such conditions. Students with concerns should consult with their physician.

Studio Projects/Storage and Removal:

Students must make every effort to maintain a disciplined working area. Studios cannot become dumping grounds for residual household items. Department Chairpersons or their designate will conduct a semester review of each space. Appropriate storage for break periods will be negotiated.

All residual work not taken from the studios at the advance noticed deadlines will automatically be considered unwanted and removed by maintenance to the dumpster.

Violations of the terms and conditions outlined here and in the current student handbook will include repercussions to that include the complete forfeiture of the space.

Emergencies – text message sign-up, evacuation routes, closing policies?