A Japanese government survey of chemical manufacturers, downstream users, and distributors has revealed that companies are not providing either Safety Data Sheets or Labels.
The survery highlighted a list of common issues on the difficulties in provding compliant SDSs and Labels. They include:
- Creating SDSs for mixtures in products
- Creating separate SDSs for similar products
- Translating those for imported products into Japanese.
Currently in Japan, 640 chemical substances subject to the SDS and labelling requirements under the Industrial Safety and Health Act.
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