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GHS Information


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May 16, 2018
GHS classification in FY2017 has been published.
FY2017: GHS Classification Results by MHLW and MOE
March 29, 2018
Some information on the GHS Classification Results has been updated.
October 17, 2017
Some information on the GHS Classification Results has been updated.
July 25, 2017
GHS classification in FY2016 has been published.
FY2016: GHS Classification Results by MHLW, METI and MOE


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:

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.

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