The addition of these new substances will require industries to follow certain requirements concerning labelling, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and risk assessments at the time of manufacturing and handling. These requirements are intended to make chemical substance management easier in the workplace.
The amendments were established, because certain hazards became apparent from all 27 chemical substances. As a result, the amendments were based on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
The Ordinance was promulgated on February 24, 2016, but will come into effect on March 1, 2017. Industries that have these substances on the market before the effective date will have a grace period until August 31, 2017 to follow the new requirements.