- Jan 27, 2016
- Some information on the GHS Classification Results has been corrected or changed.
- Mar 31, 2015
- Some information in the GHS classification results were corrected or changed.(Details)
- Nov 28, 2014
- GHS classification results by MHLW and MOE in FY2013 are now available in English. (Details)
- Oct 30, 2014
- GHS Classification System for Mixture is available.
- Oct 30, 2014
- The GHS classification results are available with additional information.
- Feb 5, 2014
- Two substances classified in FY2006 were corrected their chemical names.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, here in after GHS, is an internationally harmonized system to classify chemicals based on the types and degree of hazards and is a harmonized communication tool by labels or safety data sheets (SDS). The first edition of the GHS was adopted in 2002 and published in 2003 by the United Nations.
In Japan, Inter-Ministerial Committee on GHS was launched in 2001. The following are the major activities in Japan:
- Translation of GHS-related UN documents into Japanese
- Publication of Manual and Guidance for GHS classification
- GHS classification projects by the Japanese government
In order to implement GHS-based labelling and SDS requirements, Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) was published and the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA) and PRTR Law were amended.
The English translation of classification results and guidance are available from this website.