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GHS Implementation in Thailand
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Background

The Thailand’s Ministry of Industrial Works (DIW) released the Notification on Hazard Classification and Communication System of Hazardous Substances B.E.2555 (2012) (hereinafter referred to as the Notification B.E.2555) on March 12, 2012, which is also mentioned as Thailand GHS. The Notification B.E.2555 adopted the UN GHS Rev.3 with the purpose of hazard communication for chemicals in Thailand. The implementation of Thailand GHS is two-step action, with GHS coming into force on March 13, 2013 for single substances and March 13, 2017 for mixtures.

Application Scope

Chemicals listed in the List of Hazardous Substances that are regulated by the six authorities based on the Hazardous Substance Act, including Department of Industrial Works, Department of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Energy Business, Department of Livestock development.

Classification & Labeling

In line with the UN GHS Rev.3. Thailand GHS adopted 28 hazard categories covering physical hazard (16), health hazard (10) and environmental hazard (2), i.e.,

Physical Hazard

Health Hazard

Environmental Hazard

Explosives

Health Hazard

Hazard to the aquatic environment

Flammable gases

Acute Toxicity

Hazard to the ozone layer

Flammable aerosols

Skin corrosion/irritation

-

Oxidizing gases

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

-

Gases under pressure

Respiratory or skin sensitization

-

Flammable liquids

Germ cell mutagenicity

-

Flammable solids

Carcinogenicity

-

Self-reactive substances and mixtures

Reproductive toxicity

-

Pyrophoric liquids

Specific target organ toxicity-single exposure

-

Pyrophoric solids

Specific target organ toxicity-repeated exposure

-

Self-heating substances and mixtures

-

-

Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases

-

-

Oxidizing liquids

-

-

Oxidizing solids

-

-

Organic peroxides

-

-

Corrosive to metals

-

-

The classification criteria of the above 28 hazards and the corresponding label elements of hazard communication are specified in Table 1 attached to the Notification B.E.2555 (English translation is available).

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

The 16 headings required in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) with their sub-sections are specified in Table 2 attached to the Notification B.E.2555 (English translation is available). The SDS shall be prepared in Thai.

Commercial Business Information (CBI)

The information on components that contribute to hazard classification shall be submitted to the Thailand’s authority. The CBI will be protected and won’t be disclosed to the public.

Useful Information Inquiry portal

http://ghs.diw.go.th/knowledge.html

http://ghs.diw.go.th:8080/GHSThaiUser/servlet/ChemServlet?action=QCL

http://haz2.diw.go.th/HazLicense/jsp/login/login_vk6.jsp