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Re: cost of compliance
The best avenue to travel is to eliminate the use of Methylene Chloride. It is a chlorinated solvent the air folks do not appreciate much as we all know. Ideally, the EPA would like all methylene chloride usage eliminated.
We had one company cleaning molds with Methylene Chloride. For example purposes, the material to be molded was mixed in two parts, A and B. Once the part is removed, the mold was cleaned with methylene chloride. In their search for P2 alternatives, they found that part B which was non-hazardous could replace methylene chloride to clean off the A and B mixture from the mold.
Now my question is: What are they trying to remove and what type of equipment, part, etc. material needs cleaning?
>>> "Sherry Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 09/22 12:56 PM >>>
Along similiar lines of a recent posting, i am looking for
information related to the cost of compliance to use Methylene
Chloride as a cleaner/stripper. Due to the new, low OSHA standard
for this material some industry folks have said the only way to meet
the exposure limit is by supplied air systems? Does anyone have any
information surrounding this issue? Does anyone know the approximate
cost of a PPE program using supplied air, (so must have fit tests,
yearly medical exams, re-certifications). Costs and other training
requirement information would be a great help. What are shops
actually replacing Methylene chloride with, I've a list of possible
replacements but would like to know what has been an acceptible
replacement? Thanks, sherry davis
Sherry J. Davis
Industrial P2 Specialist
133 Ward Hall,KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
913-532-6501 Fax: 913-532-6952