Japan ISHA Identifies 4 Substances that have a High Risk to Health
On June 3, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan identified four substances that pose a risk of respiratory issues or skin absorption to workers on exposure. The Ministry recommends that companies that produce or process these substances should take precautionary measures under the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA), including alleviating or preventing workers’ exposure to these substances by improving ventilation conditions, as well as providing personal protective equipment (PPE).
Summary of the Latest Management Regulations and Regulatory Requirements on Chemicals in RCEP Countries (2022)
In January 2022, the RCEP Agreement entered into force, covering 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. After RCEP comes into effect, more than 90% of the trade of goods in the region will eventually achieve zero tariffs, which involves the chemical industry with more than 1,000 tariff numbers of RCEP origin rules, benefiting the import and export trade of chemicals. Within the RCEP coverage, most countries, including China, have adopted GHS classification and labelling systems, which requires the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and labels of chemicals to comply with the GHS-related regulations and standards of each country and region.
CIRS to Speak at the Chemical Substance Management Meeting 2019
CIRS is going to attend the Chemical Substance Management Meeting 2019 on 18-19 September 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Ling Yang will bring a presentation concerning the chemical management in China during the meeting. Following is the major points of the presentation: Framework of chemical management in China; New chemical notification in China, Hazardous chemical management in China; China GHS Chemical substance management meeting was first held in 2015. It is the only inform
Japan 257 Substances are Announced as General Chemical Substance
31 Jul. 2018, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced that 257 substances are regarded as general chemical substances under Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL). Substances that were notified on and after April 1, 2011, as substances that are either newly manufactured in, or imported to, Japan and are neither classified as Class I Specified Chemical Substances nor as Priori
CIRS is to Attend the 2018 Chemical Substance Management Exhibition in YOK, Japan
The 2018 Chemical Substance Management Exhibition, hosted by the Chemical Daily, will be held in Pacifico Convention and Exhibition Centre in YOK, Japan, from 17 May 2018 to 18 May 2018. This exhibition is hosted in order to make sure that the chemical manufacturers, drug manufacturers, cosmetic manufacturers, household electrical appliances manufacturers and automobile manufacturers can comply with the chemical regulations of different countries smoothly, to make sure that
CIRS Back from the Chemicals Management Exhibition 2017 in Yokohama, Japan
The Chemicals Management Exhibition 2017 was successfully held in Yokohama, Japan during 24 and 25 August 2017. Sponsored by Japan Chemical Daily and co-sponsored by Ministry of Economy, Trade (METI), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and Ministry of the Environment, the Chemicals Management Exhibition is the only exhibition on chemicals management in Japan. Over 50 chemical regulation consulting firms set up booths at the exhibition while over 8000 delegates atte
Japan ISHL Labels and SDS of 10 More Substances are Required
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) partially amends the Enforcement Order of Industrial Safety and Health Act and related ordinances, which introduces requirements on labeling, safety data sheets and risk assessments of 10 more substances. These 10 substances are: asphalt; 1-chloro-2-propanol; 2-chloropropan-1-ol, also known as 2-chloro-1-propanol; terbufos, also known as S-tert-butylthiomethyl O,O-diethylphosphorodithioate; boric acid; diacetyl, also kn
CIRS to Attend Chemical Substances Management Expo 2016
Chemical Substances Management Expo 2016 will be held on 25-26 August in YOK, Japan.
Summary of the Chemical Substances Control Law in Japan
Amended CSCL issued by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of the Environment enterd into force in two steps on 1 April 2009 and 1 April 2011.