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Rhode Island School of
UG Students: 1,882
Grad Students: 322
Resident Students: ~ 700
Full and Part-time Faculty
& Staff: 885
Cont. Ed Faculty: 285
Cont. Ed Enrollment: 5,000
GSF of all buildings:
Annual Budget: $79.5
Pollution Prevention Management in the Arts
Updated January 2007
Summary: Art may evoke the mysteries of the world, but there is no mystery about the
potential health, safety and environmental hazards associated with certain artistic activities.
The Environmental, Health and Safety Department at Rhode Island School of Design has
successfully developed programs, policies and procedures to demonstrate that creative
processes and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.
• Ensure safe working conditions for faculty, staff, and students
• Comply with applicable standards
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” – lower consumption, reduce energy use and minimize
• Enhance understanding by faculty, staff, and students of the environmental, health
and safety impacts of their activities.
RISD has designed the ARTS model to achieve these goals. ARTS forms the core of