- 7 substances are added to ISHL list
On Oct 18th 2016, Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice on the draft amendments of the designated substances under Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL). The draft is open to public comments until Nov 16th.
The draft amendments add 7 substances to the designated substances by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Article 95-6, including acrolein (107-02-8) and hydrogen chloride (7647-01-1). Any enterprise that manufactures or uses these 7 substances individually or in mixtures in quantities in excess of 0.5 kg during the period of Jan 1st 2017 to Dec 31st 2017 will have to report activities to competent authorities during Jan 1st 2018 to Mar 31st 2018.
If the concentrations of these substances are lower than the following thresholds, then they are exempt from reporting requirements:
Hydrogen chloride (7647-01-1)
Nitric acid (7697-37-2)
Hydrogen fluoride (7664-39-3)
Sulfuric acid (7664-93-9)