By Little Pro on 2015-12-31 Views: Update:2017-01-18
In Japan, GHS SDSs and labels are mandatory for certain specified substances and mixtures regulated by the following laws:
For all other hazardous chemicals meeting GHS classification criteria, industry shall make reasonable efforts to comply with the following two industrial standards on chemical classification and hazard communication in Japan:
|JIS 7252 (Latest Version JIS7252-2014)||
|JIS 7253 (Latest Version JIS7253-2012)||
Both standards are available for purchase from JSA's website.
|ISHL, PRTR and PDSCL Controlled Chemicals||
|Other Hazardous Chemicals||
That latest version of JIS7252 is based on GHS rev. 4. However, the following building blocks have not been adopted in Japan:
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) have conducted GHS classifications on hundreds of substances to help companies prepare SDSs and labels. The classifications can be downloaded via the link below and they are not legally binding.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has released a free tool for classifying mixtures according to GHS Rev 4. This tool is available here.
Substance name and its concentration or concentration range shall be indicated in SDSs if it is present above concentration limit and contributes to the classification of a product. However, the following substances must be disclosed even if their content is below concentration limit.
The picture below is an example of a compliant GHS label for Japan from JIS. Please click the picture to view the full label. The label is prepared in English to help you better understand GHS labelling elements in Japan.
Click here to access all references and resources for Japan including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.