On November 12, 2020, 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.2020-130. It will enter into force on January 16, 2021, the same implementation date of the revised Occupational Safety and Health Act (K-OSHA) (ChemLinked news).
MOEL issued the changes for public consultation in June 2020 (ChemLinked news). No further change is found between the technical contents in MOEL Public Notice No. 2020-130 and in its consultation draft.
The revised requirements regarding MSDS preparation, label preparation and CBI non-disclosure will be granted with grace period (1~5 years based on the tonnage) to buffer industry, which aligns with the transitional measures stipulated in Article 9 of the Supplementary Provision of the K-OSHA Enforcement Rules, including:
>1,000 t/y: before January 16, 2022
100-1,000 t/y: before January 16, 2023
10-100 t/y: before January 16, 2024
1-10 t/y: before January 16, 2025
<1 t/y: before January 16, 2026
* The English translation of the revised Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheet (MoEL Public Notice No. 2020-130) is available on ChemLinked. ChemLinked premium members can purchase one copy for $1,000 (50% OFF the original price).