OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (CLASSIFICATION, PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS) (1)OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (CLASSIFICATION, PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS)
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
Citation and commencement.
Duty of supplier to classify.
Seal of package.
Dimension of label.
Duty of supplier to furnish Chemical Safety Data Sheet.
Confidental information on chemical.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 66 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, the Minister makes the following regulations:
Citation and commencement.
These regulations may be cited as the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 15 April 1997.
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-
“chemicals” mean chemical elements, compounds or mixtures thereof, whether natural or synthetic, but do not include micro-organisms;
“degree of hazard”, in relation to classification or labeling of hazardous chemicals, refers to the specific nature of the risk involved in the following order:
a) for the hazardous chemicals in Part A of schedule I-
explosive, which is more hazardous than oxidizing;
oxidizing, which is more hazardous than extremely flammable;
extremely flammable, which is more hazardous than high flammable; and
highly flammable, which is more hazardous than flammable; and
b) for the hazardous chemicals in Part B of Schedule I-
very toxic, which is more hazardous than toxic;
toxic, which is more hazardous than corrosive;
corrosive, which is more hazardous than harmful; and
harmful, which is more hazardous than irritant;
“foodstuff” means food or drink intended for consumption;
“hazardous chemical” means any chemical which possesses any of the properties categorised in Schedule I, or for which relevant information exists to indicate that the chemical is hazardous;
“internationally reconised nomenclature” means the standard chemical nomenclature of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC):
“medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who is registered with the Director General to conduct medical surveillance programmes of employees;
“specific nature of the risk”, in relation to classification of chemicals, means the explosive, oxidizing, extremely flammable, highly flammable, flammable, very toxic, toxic, harmful, corrosive, irritant, carcinogenic, teratogenic or mutagenic nature of a particular chemical;
“supplier” means a person who supplies chemicals and includes a formulator, a manufacturer, an importer or a distributor.
i) These Regulation shall apply to a supplier of hazardous chemicals for use at work except hazardous chemicals which are-
defined as a radioactive material under the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984;
defined as a pesticide under the Pesticides Act 1974;
listed as poisons in the Poisons List Order 1993, except for chemicals which are classified th
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