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METI to reduce use of fluorocarbons in air conditioners

Jan-20-2023 METI GWP

On 12 December 2022, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan notified the WTO of the proposal to reduce the use of fluorocarbons in air conditioners and meet global warming potential (...

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Workplace exposure limits to be established for 860 substances in Japan

Jan-20-2023 Chemical inventory ISHL

On 15 December 2022, the Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare (MHLW) released a document containing a plan to introduce workplace exposure limits for 860 chemical substances under the Industrial Saf...

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Japan establishes monitoring criteria for potential substance exposure

Dec-20-2022 Exposure monitoring & measurement Risk assessment Risk management

On 21 November 2022, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) published an interim report on worker exposure measuring requirements, in order to assist businesses in getting ready t...

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Japan publishes a manual to promote online applications

Dec-13-2022 Chemical notification/ registration CSCL

In Japan, companies must notify new chemical substances manufactured or imported in volumes of less than one tonne a year or apply for small-volume permits. Companies are also required to submit appli...

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Japan to classify carcinogenic substances under category 1

Dec-05-2022 GHS Government incentives Hazard assessment Human health exposure

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) is a cabinet-level ministry of the Japanese government which provides services on health, labour and welfare.   The MHLW published a proposal on ...

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Sea transport requirements to be revised by Japan

Nov-23-2022 Chemical industry Hazardous chemicals

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is the Japanese government agency responsible for the comprehensive and systematic use, development and conservation of the land, con...

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Japan plans to prohibit perfluorohexane sulfonic acid

Nov-14-2022 Chemical industry CSCL

During the Chemical Materials Japan 2022 virtual conference, which took place between 17 and 28 October 2022, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (ME...

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