June 6, 2023
Methylene Chloride Proposal Adds Workplace Limits Modeled On OSHA
EPA’s newly proposed TSCA rule for methylene chloride would require a quick phaseout of most uses of the solvent but allows others to continue under a strict workplace exposure limit with monitoring and protective-gear mandates based on OSHA standards -- a line the agency’s chemicals chief says her office drew based on its “trust” in those sectors to adopt its safeguards. “There were a number of uses, commercial and consumer, where we just didn’t feel like we had confidence that...
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