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Japan JIS 7253:2012 Hazard Communication of Chemicals Based on GHS - Labelling and Safety Data Sheet

Little Pro on 2015-12-31

JIS 7253 Hazard Communication of Chemicals Based on GHS - Labelling and Safety Data Sheet specifies the contents and general layout of chemical safety labels and safety data sheets in Japan. It is aligned with UN GHS Rev. 4 and the latest version was issued in 2012. JIS 7253:2012 will become effective on 1 Jan 2017.

This standard is available for purchase from JSA's website.

Labelling Requirements of JIS 7253

  • Additional Info: JIS 7253 require companies to label additional info required by other domestic regulations. For example, "danger division" under Fire Service Law and "Poisonous substance" or "deleterious substance" under Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law also need to be labelled if applicable.
  • Small Packages: For small packages on which labels are not easily affixed, the label elements other than those required by domestic regulations may be displayed using a tag that is tied to the containers or packages;
  • Confidential Business Info: The generic name may be printed to protect confidential business information provided that the general name would not pose a risk to the health and safety of the receiver, or to environmental protection;
  • Label and Pictogram Size: Not specified in JIS 7253;
  • Languages: Must be prepared in Japanese.

The picture below is an example of a compliant GHS label for Japan from JIS 7253. 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.

Japan GHS JIS 7253 label example

Information Disclosure Requirement in JIS 7253

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.

  • Respiratory sensitizing or skin sensitizing substance >0.1%w/w;
  • Carcinogenic cate. 2 substance >0.1%w/w;
  • Reproductive toxicant cate. 1 or cate. 2>0.1%w/w;
  • STOT Cate. 2 substance >1%w/w;

Reference & Resources

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