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GHS Information


List of Classification Results
(link to CHRIP)
Classification Results
(excel format)
GHS Classification Guidance
Substance Search
(link to CHRIP)
Guidance on a Consumer Product
Risk Assessment
Contact /Links

What's New

February 6, 2014 Two substances classified in FY2006 were corrected their chemical names.
July 18, 2013 GHS classification results by MHLW and MOE in FY2007 and FY2008 are now available in English.  (Details)

Outline

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, GHS Inter-ministerial Committee 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, the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA) and PRTR Law were amended and Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) was published.

The English translation of classification results and guidance are available from this website.


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