National Regulations Governing SDSs/MSDSs:
In Japan the regulations covering the authoring of SDS’s fall under the National Standard JIS Z 7250:2005 (Safety Data Sheet for chemical products: Part 1 – Content and order of sections).
Main legislation regarding chemical management in Japan:
- Industrial Safety and Health Act
- Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law
- Chemical Substances Control Law
The transport of dangerous goods is based on the UN model regulations
GHS Implementation Status:
Hazardous chemicals and chemical mixtures that are used in the workplace are now expected to have SDS’s and labels prepared according to the GHS. The GHS is still only mandatory for certain hazardous chemicals.