South Korea GHS: Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substance and Material Safety Data Sheet (MoEL Public Notice No. 2016-19)

South Korea GHS: Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substance and Material Safety Data Sheet (MoEL Public Notice No. 2016-19)

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Basic Information
  • Translated By:ChemLinked
  • Release Date:Apr 06, 2016
    Implement Date:/
      
  • Pages:87
    Format:Electronic Edition (Adobe PDF)
    Language:EN
  • Created On:Nov 16, 2016
    Last Updated On:Nov 16, 2016
     
Background

On April 6, Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) published the revised Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheet by Public Notice No.2016-19, which entered into force immediately.

By adopting the hazard category “hazardous to the ozone layer” and revising some of the hazard statements and precautionary statements, the new standards update the 2013 standards (MOEL Public Notice No.2013-37) to align with UN GHS Rev.4 (2011). 

In accordance with the transitional provision in Public Notice No.2016-19, classification, labeling and SDS preparation should be conducted in accordance with Annex 1, 2 and 4 of Public Notice No.2013-37 are acceptable until April 6, 2017. 

Contents

The Standard contains:

  • Chapter 1 General Provisions

  • Chapter 2 Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances

  • Chapter 3 Indication, Preparation, etc. of Warning Labels

  • Chapter 4 Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheet, etc.

  • Chapter 5 Worker training and identity information indication, etc.

  • Addenda

  • Appendix 1. Classification of chemical substances, etc.

    • 1 General rules concerning classification

    • 2 Physical Risk

    • 3 Health Hazards

    • 4 Environmental Hazard

  • Appendix 2. Warning Label Elements

    • 1 Warning label elements based on hazard · risk classification

    • 2 Codification of specific statements

  • Appendix 3 Format and Sizes of Warning Label