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Korea SDS Reformatting/Editing and MSDS Reformatting/Editing

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National Regulations Governing SDSs/MSDSs: 

In South Korea the regulations governing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring are regulated by the Ministry of Labor (MoL) under Public Notice No 2008-01 (Standard of Classification, labeling and MSDS of Chemicals) pursuant to provisions found in the Industrial Safety and Health Act.

GHS standard governing Classification/labelling

  • Ministry of Employment and Labor Public Notice #2016-19: Standards for Classification and/or Labeling of Chemicals and for Materials Safety Data Sheets
  • It stipulates chemical classification criteria, the content of SDSs/labelling, and phrases for various hazard and precautionary statements in Korean. The standard is based on UN GHS Rev. 4.

 

Additional Regulations: 

In South Korea chemicals are also regulated by the following agencies and legislative acts:

  • Ministry of the Environment – Toxic Chemicals Control Act
  • National Emergency Management Agency – Hazardous Materials Act

There are also a number of Agencies and Acts that govern chemical transportation and agrochemicals.

GHS Implementation Status: 

korea SDS or MSDS Authoring The Global Harmonized System (GHS) has been implemented in Korea. Substances are currently regulated under the new legislation based on the GHS; Mixtures are classified under GHS regulations since July 1, 2013.

Multi-Jurisdiction SDS/MSDS Options: 

Combining Korea SDSs with other jurisdictions is not recommended.

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