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Taiwan OSHA Adopts Second Batch of Priority Management Substance

On December 28th 2018 Taiwan OSHA MOL announced the second batch of priority management (PM) chemical substances. Following consultaion with stakeholders, the original drafted list of 594 substances has been amended to 572 substances. Substances in this batch of PM list are predominately carrying CMR category I, physical and health GHS hazards, and high in volume by use.

According to the OSH Act Article 14, importers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributers, and employers operating chemicals containing PM substances are subject to annual reporting responsibility. Information received from the reporting will be applied to further risk assessment in workplace and determining the risk management measures, such as designated as controlled chemicals, by OSHA.

The new batch will take effect from April 1, 2019.

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