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Japan updates its occupational disease substances list

Nov-14-2022 Chemical industry Hazardous chemicals

On 14 October 2022, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced two different public consultation notifications to add 13 more compounds that could be hazardous to the health of wo...

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Japan establishes workplace substance exposure measurement standards

Nov-11-2022 Hazard assessment Major accident hazard & risk Risk assessment

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is currently considering a shift from legally compliant risk management to autonomous risk management in response to the growing risk management of new chemi...

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Japan announces 2023 schedule for low volume notification

Nov-03-2022 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

On 20 October 2022, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) have jointly published the 2...

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Japan updates SDS and labelling guidelines in accordance with PRTR Law

Nov-03-2022 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

In order to help companies, comply with the regulations for chemicals in the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) has issued its ...

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Japan Implements New Export Regulations on PFOA and DecaBDE

Nov-03-2022 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

On 14 October 2022, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), released a notice to revise the Export Trade Control Order, regarding the export approval of Decabromodiphenyl ether (d...

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Japan updates its guidance for risk assessments of PACS under the CSCL

Oct-22-2022 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

On July 15, 2022, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Environment (MoE), and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced that they have revised the gui...

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Japan to launch Platform for Chemical Management Compliance

Oct-21-2022 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

With the objective to help manufacturers comply with the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare’s (MHLW) risk control requirements and to keep abreast of new regulations being introduced under the ...

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