On April 1, 2022, the Ministry of Labor of Taiwan released 10 “priority management chemicals” for which supplementary handling information registration is required. Article 10 of the “Regulations Governing Designating and Handling of Priority Management Chemicals” stipulates that “when the central competent authority deems it necessary to supplement other relevant handling information to assess the exposure risk of the priority management chemicals, it may designate the handler, within the time limit specified, to complete the supplementary handling information form, as specified in Appendix 6, and register the information on the designated information website.” Based on the above provisions, the Ministry of Labor designated these 10 chemicals as chemicals to be designated in 2022. In addition, related companies are requested to register SDS as supplementary handling information for the above 10 priority management chemicals. Companies that received emails from the Ministry of Labor are required to prepare SDS for the relevant chemicals and register them from the designated platform by May 6, 2022.
2022 designated chemicals (10 types)
10 priority management chemicals, which are required to register SDS (Safety Data Sheet) as supplementary handling information in 2022, are listed in the table below (including mixtures with a weight percentage of chemicals listed in the below table being 1% or more).
|111-15-9||Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate|
|111-96-6||Diethyleneglycol dimethyl ether|
Procedures of registration
The Ministry of Labor sends an email to the company that handling the above-mentioned chemicals. Companies that received the email from the Ministry of Labor prepare SDS of related chemicals, and login from the designated platform (PRoChem：https://prochem.osha.gov.tw/) , then click the “Supplementary handling information” button and upload the SDS. The above work shall be completed by May 6, 2022.
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