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June 30, 2020
GHS classifications in FY2019 have been published.
FY2019: GHS Classification Results by MHLW and MOE
June 30, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions on GHS classification results by the Japanese Government have been published.
FAQ: GHS classification results by the Japanese Government
March 17, 2020
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2014, FY2015 and FY2017 have been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)
August 5, 2019
"Rationale for the classification" of GHS classification in FY2015 has been translated into English.
FY2015: GHS Classification Results by MHLW, METI and MOE
July 31, 2019
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2006 has been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)
June 10, 2019
"Rationale for the classification" of GHS classification in FY2017 has been translated into English.
FY2017: GHS Classification Results by MHLW and MOE

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, 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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