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Worker death prompts OSHA warning about paint remover

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Facilities managers overseeing renovation projects need to be aware of the dangers inherent in exposure to methylene chloride, a toxin often present in paint remover used to deglaze bathtubs and other items, as well as alternatives that are available, according to a recent news release from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The death of a 30-year-old worker from acute methylene chloride exposure could have been avoided if his employer had protected him properly from dangerous exposure to the toxin in the paint remover he used to deglaze a bathtub in an Ohio public housing complex, federal investigators determined in recent weeks. more

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