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September 15, 2022
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2007, FY2012, FY2021 has been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)
June 7, 2022
GHS classifications in FY2021 have been published. At the same time, the data on NITE-Gmiccs have been updated.
FY2021: GHS Classification Results by MHLW, METI and MOE
March 31, 2022
NITE GHS Mixture Classification and Labels/SDS Creation System (NITE-Gmiccs) has been renewed. For details, please refer to the follwing web page.


To the GHS Classificaiton Results by the Japanese Government To the GHS Classification Methods To the NITE-Gmiccs
To the Preparing GHS aligned Labels and SDS To the UN GHS (Purple Book) To the GHS-aligned Labelling for Consumer Products
Risk Assessment using GHS Classification Results dummy dummy
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The Globally Hamonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

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. In addition, NITE supports the implementation of GHS by providing GHS-related information collected and organized by NITE's own responsibility.

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