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May 28, 2021
GHS classifications in FY2020 have been published. At the same time, the data on NITE-Gmiccs have been updated.
FY2020: GHS Classification Results by MHLW, METI and MOE
NITE-Gmiccs
April 1, 2021
NITE GHS Mixture Classification and Labels Creation System (NITE-Gmiccs) has been published. For details, please refer to the follwing web page.
NITE-Gmiccs
March 22, 2021
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2014 has been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)
December 14, 2020
Website on GHS information has been renewed
December 14, 2020
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2008, FY2009, FY2019 has been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)
October 6, 2020
Some information on the GHS classification in FY2019 has been updated. For details, please refer to the list of errata.
GHS Classification Results (Excel, HTML)

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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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