Health and Safety
Clicking on the AP or CL Seal, (like the samples below,) for any product on our web site will bring you to the Certificate of Conformance & Material Safety Data Sheet [MSDS] for that product or product family.
INFORMATION ON THE SAFE USE OF ART AND CRAFT MATERIALS:
Martin/F. Weber Co. is proud to be a leader in the continuing effort toward improved safety and health labeling for art and craft materials. Under a national consensus standard, (ASTM D-4236) developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials, and U.S. Government Regulations which reference this standard, Martin/F. Weber Co. product formulas are reviewed by an independent toxicologist who is a specialist in the area of art and craft materials. Any potential for adverse health effects identified by this review, as well as safe use instructions, are placed on the product label.
The Art and Creative Materials Institute, an independent non-profit organization, monitors our compliance with these requirements and when they are met, authorizes the use of one of the seals shown below. Products that are found to be non-toxic carry the AP Seal. Products that require cautionary labeling carry the CL Seal.
These seals are your assurance that Martin/F. Weber Co. products are labeled with the best information we have available on how to enjoy them safely. As new information becomes available, we will incorporate it in our product labels. Please look for The Art & Creative Materials Institute Seals on products you purchase for yourself, or when specifying purchase for school bids, etc. The Institute Seals assure you of maximum safety and product quality. Art and craft materials, when used with common sense precautions provide countless hours of safe, creative expression and pleasure. Martin/F. Weber Co. is dedicated to ensuring that professional artists' teachers, students and "Sunday Painters" who use art materials can do so in a safe, enjoyable and rewarding manner.
Please follow and teach these common sense guidelines for safe use of art and craft materials:
1. Wash hands thoroughly before eating.