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South Korea’s New SDS Rules Adopted in OSHA

  •   16 Jan 2019
  •    Nadine He
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    • Amendments regarding SDS submission and CBI application have been passed and incorporated into the revised K-OSHA as Law No. 16272 on Jan 15th, 2019.
    • The new SDS rules will come into force two years after promulgation.

    South Korea’s National Assembly finished the final review of the amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) on Dec 27th, 2018. The bill was signed into law on Jan 15th, 2019 as Law No. 16272. The Act was overhauled to include 175 articles, while the current version only has 72 articles. The major amendments include:

    • expanding the coverage of K-OSHA
    • granting workers the right to terminate labor contract
    • preventing risks in the gold-plating industry
    • preparing and submitting safety data sheets (SDS)
    • increasing penalties for breaches of K-OSHA

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    Dear, may I know for current SDS requirement, if any registartion information are required to be showed on Korea SDS and Label? Or from Korea-REACH regulation, any requirement for delivering new chemical registartion status and PEC/pre-notification status in SDS/Label, or deliver to downstreams/end user? it is better if you can provide related regulatory information to me if you know, Thanks a lot!
    Thursday, 24 October 2019
    Dear Sophia, Pertaining your question about the current SDS/label requirements in Korea, you should show K-REACH registration information on your SDS (for single substance in Section 1, for mixtures in Section 3), and you don’t need to show such information on label. The information communication requirements are specified in Article 29 of K-REACH. The translation of K-REACH is avaialble on ChemLinked E-translation store. Pls explore the link below for reference. https://chemlinked.com/epublication/act-registration-and-evaluation-etc-chemicals-act-no-15844-oct-16th-2018.
    Friday, 25 October 2019