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Introduction of Global Occupational Exposure Limits
Aug 20, 2019
Adverse health effects from occupational exposure to chemicals has been known for thousands of years. The Romans noted effects from lead and asbestos and later arsenic. A list of “poisons” that have been used for various purposes was well known.
Mexico Makes GHS Mandatory
Nov 27, 2015
Mexico published its national implementation of the UN GHS on October 9 of 2015, as NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized system for the identification and communication of hazards and risks from hazardous chemicals in the workplace (NORMA Oficial Mexicana NOM-018-STPS-2015, Sistema armonizado para la identificación y comunicación de peligros y riesgos por sustancias químicas peligrosas en los centros de trabajo).
A Comparative Analysis of SDS Standards between China, Europe and the United States
Sep 04, 2012
In general, (M)SDS writing norms in these three countries or areas, EU, China and USA, are based on the United Nations' GHS standard. Both the EU and China maintain all 16 sections in a complete Safety Data Sheet consistent with the UN GHS, while the US SDS adopts only 12 sections, i.e. Section 12/13/14/15 are not mandatory as in the other two countries.
Differences among 4 Versions of GHS Classification- UN/EU/China/USA
Aug 02, 2012
In the product stewardship of a hazardous chemical product, when asked “what is your principal regulatory duty”, most clients immediately think of a Safety Data Sheet or a chemical precautionary Label based on local standards. Yet not so many come to realize your hazard classification is actually the real pre-requisite that underlines all the other GHS compliance activities.
Foreign Stakeholders Obligations Under Decree 591
Mar 16, 2011
On March 11th 2011, the Chinese government officially published the revised regulation “Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals” (Decree No. 591). The regulation will enter into force on December 1st 2011 and replaces the previous version published in 2002 (Decree No. 344). The updated decree is regarded as the basis for official GHS implementation which will cover labeling and SDS/MSDS requirements for industry in China.
Ministerial Officials Answer Questions on Decree 591
Mar 11, 2011
“Regulations on the Safe management of Hazardous Chemicals” (also called Decree 591) was published, on 2nd March 2011. Recently, Legal Affairs Office of the State Council and General Administration of Quality Supervision responsible officials answered the questions about the revised regulation.
South Korea to Expand Definition of Existing Chemical Substances
Key Takeaways for Claiming CBI on Korean MSDS
Vietnam: Latest Report on the Supplementation of NCI and the Draft of New Substance Act
South Korea Publishes English Leaflet for Implementation of New MSDS Rules
Japan Plans to Gradually Subject More Substances to Mandatory SDS and Labelling Requirements
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods
Road Transport of Dangerous Goods: Responsibilities of Loaders
H1 2020 Top 10 Chemical Regulatory Updates in Asia-Pacific Region
Taiwan Releases Guidance for Priority Existing Chemical Substances Registration
China New Chemical
MEE Opens Public Consultation on New Chemical Registration Transitional Measures
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