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EPA to Weigh Fate of Paint Strippers

After deaths, warnings and restrictions elsewhere, the United States is taking another step on the road toward limiting the use of two toxic chemicals used in paint removers.

OSHA Cites Northrop Grumman Painting

Complaints about excessive painter exposure to methylene chloride and hexavalent chromium have led to serious federal citations against defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp.

Paint Maker to Pay $950K in Death

Vista Paint Corp. has been ordered to pay $950,000 in the 2011 asphyxiation of two untrained workers in a paint mixing tank full of methylene chloride paint stripper vapors.

OSHA Launches Sweeping PEL Review

How can the U.S. ensure worker health and safety amid thousands of hazardous chemicals now in use in the workplace—without creating thousands of new rules?

EPA Sees Wide Risks in Paint Strippers

Methylene chloride, widely used in paint stripping products, poses a health threat to hundreds of thousands of workers, consumers and project bystanders, U.S. authorities have determined.

Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.

CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.

Paint/Graffiti Remover Touts Safety

Cortec Corp. has unveiled two heavy-duty, anti-corrosion paint strippers and graffiti removers that the company calls “the safest on the market.”

Pipeline Pig Maker Gets 19 Citations

Methylene chloride exposures, impalement and amputation dangers, and other alleged hazards have racked up $58,100 in fines against a Texas-based maker of pipeline cleaning pigs.

UK Backtracking on Chemical Ban

European officials want to lift a ban on professional use of a toxic paint-stripper chemical, less than two years after the European Union largely restricted its use outside of industrial ap...

Amputations Bring 7th OSHA Case

Despite dozens of federal safety citations and more than a million dollars in fines to their employer, two Texas employees have suffered amputations at a Texas pipe fabricator and coating fa...

Contractor Fined in Tank Worker’s Death

An Illinois industrial cleaning and painting firm is being held responsible for the death of a worker, who was stricken while cleaning a methylene chloride tank inside a paint thinner plant.

U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.

EU Banning Most DCM Paint Strippers

While deaths from methylene chloride paint strippers continue in the United States, most sales and use of the products are about to be banned in Europe.


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Novatek Corporation
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Toss Out Your Paper-Based Training!

Discover a new, interactive way of learning with the first module, Safety Codes, Practices, and Standards, of NACE’s Industrial Coating Application eCourse.

Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

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Versaflex Inc.
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Axxiom Manufacturing
Revolutionary Units

By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
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Vector Technologies Ltd.
The Original Performance Proven Vacuum Solutions

Vecloader DV 145, 350hp 6200 CFM & 28’’hg. For those big jobs, choose Vector for the most powerful trailer mounted vacuum in the industry today. 800-832-4010, 414-247-7100.

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