"Had the employer who owned the distributorship and his hired employees been trained regarding the hazardous chemicals used in their procedures, they likely would have been more motivated to use proper exposure controls such as local exhaust ventilation, makeup air, and proper respiratory protection to limit their exposures to methylene chloride and other compounds. When the employer purchased the distributorship, he received no information with respect to acute and chronic health effects of methylene chloride and the fact that methylene chloride has poor warning properties. The lack of warning properties emphasizes the importance of ventilation and respiratory protection controls while using the product in all scenarios, but particularly in small work areas. The employer’s technicians were, in turn, likewise uninformed of potential consequences of acute exposures."