Fundamentals of Methylene Chloride Safety – Introduction

Methylene chloride, a chemical used in many laboratory procedures, is a potential cancer-causing chemical that’s been known to harm the brain, liver, and heart after repeated exposure to large volumes. Even though only small volumes are used in the laboratory, the potential for harm requires methylene chloride to be used under the OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.1052. In this training video, the basic health hazards of methylene chloride are introduced, along with safety controls required by the OSHA standard to help mitigate your risk for exposure in the laboratory.

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