Japan launches public-private partnership for consolidation of GHS classification
Date: 26 April 2023
Japan has launched a new initiative for the collection and joint review of data for the consolidated GHS classification of 157 target substances in the fiscal year 2023. The importance of government GHS classification results is increasing, due to the fact that the selected substances are subject to labeling and notification requirements under the Industrial Safety and Health Act (workers’ safety & protection).
This is a rare example of a public-private partnership, since the industry will not only be asked to share the available data with the ministry, industry representatives will also be invited to participate in the data review and decision making for the target substances.
- Declaration of intent (‘enrollment’): by 30 June 2023
- Submission of data and information: by 31 October 2023
The list with the 157 target substances for 2023 can be found on the official website of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE).
- ISHL: The Industrial Safety and Health Law
- PRTR: The Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
- PDSCL: Japan’s Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (Japanese only)