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China to Publish Recommended Standard on Chemical Hazard and Precautionary Statement

  •   29 Feb 2016
  •    Jane Zhou
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    China national standardAccording to Notice No.43 of Standardization Administration of China (SAC) dated Dec 31, 2015, GB/T 32374-2015 Phrase and Codification of Chemical Hazard Statements has been approved and will enter into force on Jan 1, 2017.

    The standard was formulated in accordance with the 4th revision of UN GHS (Annex 3) without making any significant change to the technical contents. It mainly stipulates the codification of pictograms, hazard statements and precautionary statements, which can be referenced for the convenience of hazard communication along the supply chain.

    All the H/P phrases and codes listed in GB/T 32374-2015 can be found in the informative annexes of GB 30000.2~29-2013 series standards under the corresponding hazard categories. According to Mr. CHEN Jinhe of NRCC, one of the major drafters of GB/T 32374, both GB/T 32374-2015 and the informative annexes of GB 30000-2013 series are recommended only. Theoretically, either version can be referenced  in case of any difference in the wording.

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    So this Standard is only for recommended use, but not mandatory from 1st, Jan., 2017? Thanks!
    Thursday, 3 March 2016
    Yes, it's recommended only. However, it's still advised to check the H/P statements on your SDSs and labels against this standard or GB 30000 series. Be careful if there's any significant difference in the phrases, which may be questioned by officials/safety inspectors.
    Thursday, 3 March 2016
    Thank you Jane very much for the clarification, it is really useful for our SDS generation work in future.
    Friday, 4 March 2016
    Thank you Jane very much for the clarification, it is really useful for our SDS generation work in future.
    Friday, 4 March 2016