The visual arts can have noteworthy risks to the safety and health of artists. There are health hazards related to drawing and painting. Working safely can include changes in how you choose your art materials. It also includes how you handle them.
What are some basics of chemical safety?
Make sure you have a safety data sheet.
Read the label. Ensure you know what you are working with as well as the related hazards.
Place or cover a lid on the container when you are not using it to avoid unwanted vapours and evaporation.
Label the new container with the contents and associated dangers. Visual arts provide labels for this purpose.