*Taiwan Taiwan releases “SDS checklist” in question-and-answer format

Taiwan releases “SDS checklist” in question-and-answer format

On April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor of Taiwan released the “SDS checklist” in question-and-answer format. According to the explanation of the Administration, the checklist was prepared to encourage the downstream chemical-using companies to verify the contents of SDS provided by the upstream manufactures, and also encourage the manufactures to verify the contents of their own SDS. Items that need to be verified for SDS are listed in question-and-answer format in this checklist.

Overview of the checklist

Items that need to be verified in the checklist include the following 5 categories.

  • Conformity of contents to be listed in accordance with related laws and regulations.
  • Whether the information on hazardous ingredients is appropriate or not.
  • Consistency with GHS classification
  • Whether the SDS test data is appropriate or not.
  • Consistency of contents description in SDS

Part of check items to be listed in the category “Whether the information on hazardous ingredients is appropriate or not” of the checklist are indicated in the following table:

2. Whether the information on hazardous ingredients is appropriate or not? YES NO Unconfirmed
(1)   Appropriate disclosure of the ingredients that contribute to hazard classification or the hazard ingredients listed in Appendix Table 3.
Are all the ingredients that contribute to the hazard classification of a mixture listed?
Are all the ingredients of the composition listed in Appendix Table 3 listed?
Are there any improper description regarding the concentration of hazard ingredients?