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Most Frequently Cited Paragraphs of
OSHA's Methylene Chloride Standard: 29 CFR 1910.1052
(Ref: 154 Inspections for 1997 through 1998 Involving Methylene Chloride)


Paragraph

General Description of Paragraph

Number of Violations

Total

Serious

Other

(d)(2) Initial determinations (general) 89 52 37
(l)(1) Information & Training (general) 53 37 16
(d)(1)(i) Exposure determination 35 21 14
(h)(1) Protective clothing & equipment 27 20 7
(l)(3)(i) Information & Training on the standard 22 17 5
(i)(2) Hygiene: eyewash facilities 19 16 3
(c)(2) Exposures over the STEL1 16 13 3
(e)(1) Regulated areas not established 15 14 1
(c)(1) Exposures over the PEL2 15 14 1
(k) Hazard Communication (general) 14 14 0
(f)(1) Controls not instituted 13 12 1
(j)(1)(i) Surveillance: > PEL2/ STEL1 11 11 0
(f)(3)(i) No leak detection procedures 9 8 1
(g)(4) Respirator use medical evaluation 8 8 0
(j)(4)(i) Surveillance: Initial 7 6 1
(i)(1) Hygiene: washing facilities 7 5 2
(j)(1) Medical surveillance (general) 6 6 0
(d)(1)(i)(B) Breathing zone samples not representative 6 4 2
(d)(1) Exposure monitoring (general) 6 4 2
(g)(1)(i) No respirators for > PEL2or > STEL1 5 5 0
(f)(3)(ii) Leaks & spills repaired & cleaned up 5 5 0
(l)(3)(ii) Notification of results > Action Level3 4 4 0
(g)(1) Respiratory protection (general) 4 4 0
(d)(3) Periodic monitoring issues 4 4 0
Notes

1. STEL = Short Term Exposure Limit (125 parts per million)
2. PEL = Permissible Exposure Limit (25 parts per million)
3. Action Level = One-half the PEL (or 12.5 ppm)

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