The Industry Code of Practice on Chemical Classification and Hazard Communication 2013 (ICOP) is promulgated under Section 37 of Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994(OSHA 1994) as a guidance to chemical suppliers to comply with the provisions of Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013 [P.U. (A) 310/2013] which have been gazetted on 11 October 2013, hereinafter is referred to as “the Regulations”. The Regulations is to replace Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemical) Regulations 1997 [P.U. (A) 143/1997]. The implementation of the Regulations is consistent with Malaysia’s commitment in implementing the Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for industrial workplace sector especially in supplying chemicals for use at work in Malaysia.
GHS is recommended by the United Nations in its effort to standardise chemical classification and labelling system, and hazard communication globally. The system includes harmonised classification criteria based on physical hazards, health hazards and environmental hazards; labelling elements and safety data sheet for hazardous chemicals. Implementation of GHS at international level could facilitate chemical trade globally by reducing the need to comply various legislative requirements on various chemical hazard information.
This ICOP contains a list of chemical subtances that have been classified; guidance on chemical classification and hazard communication. This ICOP provides guidance to the principal suppliers on self classification of chemicals according to method and classification criteria of GHS (Third revised edition, 2009). In addition, this ICOP can assist the suppliers in preparing labels and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) according to the Regulations. This ICOP is a legally binded document to fulfil the requirements under the Regulations.
Director General Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia
* INTRODUCTION 4
* PART 1 LIST OF CLASSIFIED CHEMICALS
* PART 2 CHEMICALS CLASSIFICATION
* PART 3 HAZARD COMMUNICATION: LABELLING AND SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)
* PART 4 CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION (CBI)