The responsibility of Taiwan’s chemical regulation for the workplace falls under the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) under the authority of The Labor Safety and Health Act (LSHA) enacted for the purpose of preventing occupational accidents and protecting labor safety and health. The legislation relating to SDS regulations is under Article 7 Paragraph 2 of the LSHA, specifically the CLA created the Regulation of Labelling and Hazard Communication of Dangerous and Harmful Materials in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 Paragraph 2. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the authority of the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) regulates SDS’s through their Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets Regulations pursuant to Article 17, Paragraph 2. Both the LSHA and the TCSCA refer to the national standard CNS 15030 Z1051 – Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (based on 2007 UN GHS Purple Book revised 2nd edition).
Taiwan’s national standard CNS15030 – Classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) has been revised to align with the fourth edition of the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and has been fully implemented since 1 January 2016. (Source: ChemicalWatch)