11 Apr 2022

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the following draft Singapore Standards for publication. 

Specification for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods:

Part 2: Globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals – Singapore’s adaptations 

This standard sets out provisions for the implementation of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) in Singapore. It provides an international system for the classification of chemicals by the types of hazards that they present. It also specifies standard hazard communication elements including labels and safety data sheets. 

This revision enhances the requirements for labelling and training. It also includes a new physical hazard class for desensitised explosives. A new informative Annex B to give examples of labelling for chemicals supplied in small containers was added. 

Part 3: Preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
This standard sets out provisions for the preparation, review, reissue and use of SDS. It covers the responsibility of the suppliers and manufacturers of chemical substances and preparations in the compilation and completion of an SDS. Users of chemicals can make use of the information in the SDS to prevent exposure to chemicals in the workplace and community. 

This standard does not cover the use of pharmaceutical substances and preparations by medical physicians and veterinarians in the management of the health of a person or an animal, but applies to the production and use of these substances and preparations in an industrial process.

This revision updates the examples provided according to the 7th revised edition of the GHS Purple Book. A new informative Annex D which provides guidance in describing and determining the empirical data of the substance or mixture was added. 

Users of the series on hazard communication include chemical manufacturers, importers, suppliers, users, and supply chain service providers and relevant government agencies. 

Please email to kay_chua@enterprisesg.gov.sg your comments on these standards by 6 June 2022.