The Environmental Protection Agency promulgated a Final Rule on March 27, 2019 to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride for consumer paint and coating removal, including distribution to and by retailers.
Update March 18, 2019: Last week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a Final Rule to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use.
Safety professionals can use this guide as a quick reference to OSHA’s regulations for training hours, days of field experience,
refresher training, and HAZWOPER regulatory references where more information is available. The guide also includes course recommendations for managers or personnel in need of OSHA-required HAZWOPER training.