Singapore adopts the GHS

Singapore adopts the GHS

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Posted By: Trace One

The standard

Following the consultation ended on June 6th 2022, Enterprise Singapore published the updates of the standards for classification, labelling and safety data sheets compilation (SS 586:2022), aligning them to the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS 7).

The Singapore GHS update: what’s new?

Following the GHS 7 building-block approach, Singapore introduced:

  • Desensitised explosives hazard class
  • Subcategorization for flamable gases, category 1 in 1A and 1B
  • New hazard category, pyrophoric gases, within the hazard class flammable gases
  • New additional label element for Combustible dust
  • Various modification to the Safety Data Sheet format, such as cut-off limits for Section 3 and physico-chemical properties for Section 9
  • The update of the label elements to GHS 7 standards

A two-year transitional time is predicted, but Enterprise Singapore has yet to provide an official communication on the matter.

Trace One is paying close attention to the evolution of the regulatory situation and will keep you updated on any news in this regard.

For more information on the official Singaporean standard, please consult the following link