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Methylene Chloride Occupational Safety and Health Administration Permissible Exposure limit
Reduced from 500 ppm to just 25 ppm.
Action Level is 12.5 ppm.
Exposure monitoring is required at least every six months.
Medical surveillance requires affected employees to see a health care provider at the expense of the employer at least once per year.
April 10, 2000 was the effective date that furniture stripping establishments needed to install engineering controls to meet the new PEL.