On Dec 4th, 2018, Thailand Hazardous Substances Management Division under the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) opened the draft revisions to the Hazardous Substances Act to public consultation. The consultation period will end on Dec 14th, 2018.
The Hazardous Substances Management Division admitted in the notification that since the Hazardous Substances Act has been implemented for so many years, some of the articles are now outdated and have failed to keep pace with technical developments in the chemical industry and now fail to effectively regulate chemical hazards and risks. So the Division made some amendments to the Act and tried to improve their management on the hazardous chemicals circulating in Thailand. Some of the main changes in the draft include: