Singapore Singapore Announces Updated Proposal for Revision of National Standards to Implement GHS

Singapore Announces Updated Proposal for Revision of National Standards to Implement GHS

On October 7, 2022, Singapore announced amendments to Parts 2 and 3 of the National Standard SS586 Specification for hazardous communication for hazardous chemicals and hazardous goods. In April 2022, amendments to this standard were announced and comments were solicited, but this draft is the latest version that further revises the April draft. Comments will be solicited until November 8. Part 2 of SS 586 specifies the entire GHS system, and Part 3 specifies SDS.

Part 2: Globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals – Singapore’s adaptations

Part 3: Preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

 

According to the authorities’ announcement, the main changes from the previous draft are as follows:

  • In Part 2 and Part 3, the uniform cut-off values for toxicity were aligned with the GHS requirements.
  • In Part 3, Annex A (Confidential business information) was revised to allow generic names and masked names.

 

Change in cut-off values

Author / Responsibility

HIROSE Nao

Researcher, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

Business Performance

In charge of Southeast Asia for managing information on the environmental regulations.

Background

BA, Human Life and Environmental Sciences, Ochanomizu University

HIROSE Nao