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CLASS Regulations does not require translations to be made by certified translators as long as the meaning does not deviate from the original documents. It is the duty of the suppliers to ensure appropriate translation of SDS from English to Malay Language. DOSH is not providing any translation services. However, common terms and phrases such as hazard classification, hazard statement, precautionary statements and SDS headings shall be as specified in both languages in the Regulations and Industry Code of Practice on Chemicals Classification and Hazard Communication (ICOP CHC). This can facilitate translation process by the suppliers.

For imported products, the responsibility lies with the importer. The importer is to provide the packaging, SDS and label complying with CLASS Regulations when the product enters the place of work.

Extra pre-printed pictograms should be covered using the same colour as the label or blacked out entirely without showing the diamond shape. Examples of situations are given in Table 1

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Yes. All related hazard statements need to appear on the label unless there is evidence of duplication or redundancy. Where applicable, combined hazard statement in accordance with Third Schedule shall be used on the label.

  1. Storage tank – need label according to CLASS Regulations
  2. Pipeline – no labelling needed according to CLASS Regulations
  3. Tanker (during transportation) – may not need label according to CLASS Regulations
  4. Tanker (stationed at workplace) – need label according to CLASS Regulations

Each of the pictogram must be 1/15 of the surface of the label but must not be less than 100 mm². Surface of the label considered is the surface containing information as specified in subregulation 8 (1) & (2), CLASS Regulations.

There is no standard format that have been fixed but all the information as specified in subregulation 8 (1) & (2), CLASS Regulations must be included on the label.

Yes, you can put two different company names on the label to provide details of the supplier. For example, the details of manufacturer and distributer/importer can both be on the label. The details of the local supplier is mandatory whereas the details of overseas manufacturer is optional.

The information required in the SDS shall be in accordance with the minimum requirement as specified in Part 3 of the ICOP CHC (Paragraph 3.6). The REACH data can be used if it relates to the information required for the SDS.

No, DOSH does not provide any approval or certification to SDS and labelling. It is the duty of supplier to ensure their SDS and labelling is according to the CLASS Regulations and ICOP CHC.