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Japan Publishes Recommended GHS Classifications

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On June 29, 2023, the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) in Japan published recommended GHS classifications for 170 chemical substances. This is in accordance with JIS Z 7252: 2019 (Classification of chemicals based on the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)).

Japan has already classified over 3,000 substances, which can be searched through the GHS Mixture Classification and safety data sheet (SDS)/Label Preparation Creation System (NITE-Gmiccs). These classifications can be used as references for companies when preparing labels and SDSs. Although there is no obligation for companies to indicate the same information on labels and SDSs in Japan, the government aims to make information more accurate and timely through these classifications to ensure the safe use of chemical substances and promote safety and health in both the industry and the public.



Note: GHS classifications for different countries can be searched via CIRS's ChemRadar.

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