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Japan to Designate about 860 Substances with Exposure Limits in Workplace

An MHLW list of substances that present a risk to workers and thus are subject to exposure limits will be published before April 1, 2024 and will continue to be updated.

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) approved the revised Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (hereafter referred to as the Ordinance) on May 31, 2022, which brings changes to improve chemical risk assessments and workplace safety as it transitions to a self-regulated risk assessment model for chemicals under the ISHL. 

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