Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OSHA/NIOSH Alert: Methylene Chloride Hazards for Bathtub Refinishers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-supported Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program have identified at least 14 worker deaths since 2000 related to bathtub refinishing with stripping agents containing methylene chloride.

Methylene chloride, a chlorinated solvent, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a sweet-smelling odor. Exposure occurs via inhalation or skin contact.

Read the hazard alert here.

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