From: "Kohler, Christopher E" <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Spray booths for select carcinogens
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:02:39 +0000
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Greetings all,


We have a laboratory that wants to use methylene chloride (dichloromethane) to coat materials.


Methylene chloride is an IARC Group 2A potential human carcinogen. As such, it becomes a “particularly hazardous substance” under the OSHA lab standard and according to the standard, must be handled in a “containment.”


Is a spray booth considered a “containment?”






Christopher E. Kohler, MS, LPG, CCHO

Laboratory Safety Manager, EHS

Laboratory Safety Instructor, ACS

Adjunct Faculty, SPEA


Environmental Health and Safety

1514 E Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5454



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