Dichloromethane (DCM)

This series of information sheets will help those working with Dichloromethane (DCM) in paint stripping and floor laying adhesives to comply with their duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) to control exposure to hazardous substances and protect workers' health.

Dichloromethane [DCM]

DCM0: Advice for managers

This information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers' health.

DCM1: Brushing or spraying of adhesives and paint strippers at permanent industrial workplaces

This sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to dichloromethane (DCM) vapour when applying DCM-based adhesives and paint strippers to workpieces, by brushing or spraying within an extracted booth at permanent industrial workplaces.

DCM2: Brushing or spraying of adhesives and paint strippers at transient workplaces

This sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to dichloromethane (DCM) vapour when applying DCM-based adhesives or paint strippers to workpieces, by brushing or stripping at transient workplaces. Transient workplaces are considered to be temporary and include construction and renovation sites, and domestic premises.

DCM3 - Stripping surface coatings from alloy wheels at permanent industrial workplaces

This sheet describes good practice for the control of exposure to dichloromethane (DCM) vapour when stripping surface coatings from alloy wheels at permanent industrial workplaces.

2021-09-09