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In Japan & Australia, SDS is required to sent to Sold To Party, instead of Ship To Party?

Hi SDN expert.

I have recently received a requirement from Japan and Australia that our EHS SDS automatic shipping process should modified to ship SDS to Sold To Party, instead of Ship To Party (standard delivered by SAP).

This post is not about discussing the technical feasibility. I like to get feedback from EHS and regulatory subject matters in these countries. Are your organization actually doing the same thing, only sending SDS (Safety Data Sheet) to the Sold To Party. and the Sold To Party will responsible to forward or provide their own SDS to the product recipients?

In our case, Sold To Party sometimes are our distributors or not the direct consumer of our products. Our Japan product stewards discouraged to send SDS with our company logo to the consumer (Japan domestic sales), thinking this may be a risk for liability.

Thanks for your valuable inputs.

KC

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    Sep 18, 2013 at 07:08 PM

    Dear K.C.

    interpretation of legal requirements are normally not part of teh job of a IT consultant.The demand what is "correct" must be defined by the corrersponding organization unit wihtont a company (e.g. legal department). And even if you consider thsi department many companies have "on the top rules" to make sure that they can deliver the material and the customer is satisfied.

    regarding Australie: may be check:

    http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/hazardous-chemicals/sds/pages/sds

    http://www.chemlink.com.au/msds.htm

    http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/hazards/hazchem/managing-risks/labelling-and-safety-data-sheets/index.htm

    Regarding Japan: you will find easily in most cases similar links

    C.B.

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    Mar 06, 2014 at 02:52 AM

    Hello K.C.

    With regard to your questions, I'd like to recommend the following ebook for your reference:

    • Overview of GHS Development in Asia-Pacific in 2013

    https://chemlinked.com/en/expert-article/ebook/ebook-33overview-ghs-development-asia-pacific-2013

    A progress report and in-depth analysis of the major GHS implementation events observed in 9 countries/areas across the Asia Pacific region throughout 2013, including Japan and Australia.

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