By Little Pro on 2016-01-04 Views: Update:2017-01-18
Malaysia's Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations (known as CLASS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 October 2013, officially introduce GHS into Malaysia and require mandatory notification of hazardous chemicals.
A manufacturer or importer is required to prepare an inventory of hazardous chemicals, imported or supplied in a quantity of 1 ton per year or above for each calendar year. Such an inventory shall be submitted to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health no later than 31 March in the following year.
CLASS regulations also require chemical manufacturers, importers, formulators, and distributors to classify, label and package chemicals, and compile safety data sheets according to the Industry Code of Practice(ICOP) which is aligned with UN GHS Rev. 3.
CLASS Regulations only apply to chemicals supplied for use at a place of work. The regulations do not apply to:
A manufacturer or importer shall compile an inventory of hazardous chemicals (substance or mixture) supplied in the quantity of 1t/y or above. The inventory shall include the following information:
The inventory of hazardous chemicals for each calendar year shall be notified to the Director General no later than 31 March in the following year. The first notification starts on 1 Jan 2016 for the inventory of hazardous chemicals supplied in 2015 and ends on 31 March 2016.
To submit notifications, please click the link below.
ICOP is promulgated as a guidance to help the industry comply with CLASS Regulations. It sets out detailed requirements on chemical classifications, labelling and safety data sheets (SDS).
ICOP consists of four parts:
For more info about ICOP and GHS in Malaysia, please click here.
Click here to access all references and resources for Malaysia including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.