December 22, 1998
RICHARD E. FAIRFAX
DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
Misprint of the Respirator Section of the Methylene
Chloride Standard in the 1998 Edition of the Code of
The 1998 edition of the Code of Federal Regulations (published in July)
mistakenly contains two respiratory protection sections for the methylene
chloride standard, 29 CFR 1910.1052. The first section, beginning on page
435 at (g)(1) and ending on page 436 at (g)(4)(ii), is correct and is the
section to enforce. The second respiratory protection section, beginning on
page 436 at (g)(1) and ending on page 437 at (g)(7)(ii), is incorrect and
should be disregarded.
The methylene chloride standard on the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's (OSHA's) world wide web site (www.osha.gov) contains only
the correct version of the respiratory protection section.
Please distribute this memorandum to the Area Offices and the State
designees in your Region.