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China Rolls Out Chemical Safety Legislation

2:07 PM MDT | April 12, 2011 | Alex Scott

China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, establishes the Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals law. The mandate is “very wide ranging in scope and sets the tone for future chemicals legislation,” SAWS says. The legislation will feature general rules on the classification and hazard communication of chemicals, as well as rules on “precautionary labelling.” Chemical companies in China will have...

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