The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of Malaysia is collecting public comments on the revision to the Occupation Safety and Health Act
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of Malaysia is collecting public comments on the revision to the Occupation Safety and Health Act, making it aligns with the eighth edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). On June 13, the proposed updates announced by the DOSH would apply to the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet) Act 2013. Major amendments are as following:
- 1. New physical hazards categories such as flammable gases (chemically unstable gases), aerosols, chemicals under pressure, and desensitized explosives are introduced;
- 2. The tiered approach for skin corrosion/irritation and severe eye damage/eye irritation are introduced;
- 3. The revised SDS shall be sent to the chemical recipient as soon as possible or within six months after updating;
- 4. The concentration limit for aspiration hazard is modified to 1% or higher because these substances may have the potential of causing suffocation, injury, or adverse effects on health.
The draft also specifies provisions on the label size and instructions to affix the label to the chemical package. OCI will keep on watching and please contact us if you have any questions. # OCI#, #Malaysia#, #GHS#