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China to Roll out Chemical Safety Legislation

9:25 AM MDT | March 29, 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, will involve a new body of legislation dubbed Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals. The regulation is “very wide ranging in scope and sets the tone for future chemicals legislation,” SAWS says in a recent statement.   The legislation will feature general rules on the classification and hazard communication of chemicals, as well...

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