Methylene Chloride

Model Plan For Methylene Chloride Exposure

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: January 23rd, 2012
Topics: Airborne Contaminants | HazCom | PPE |

THE PROBLEM

Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is a colorless, volatile, nonflammable liquid with a penetrating, ether-like odor. The potential for methylene chloride exposure is greatest in laboratories using the chemical as a solvent and extracting agent. The OSHA Methylene Chloride (MC) standard (Sec. 1910.1052) requires employers to take measures to protect employees from the hazards of methylene chloride.

 

HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM

The following MC Exposure Plan, which is based on a model created by Tufts University in Medford, MA, includes the basic elements necessary to comply with the standard. You can adapt the Plan to meet the circumstances of your own facilities and procedures.

 
 
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