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1 Presentation GHS Stocktaking Workshop for Southeast, East and Central Asia Beijing, PR China 15 – 17 September 2010 Session 5 The Role of Industry, and Public Interest and Labour Organizations in GHS Implementation The Perspectives of Industry Hui Hua Wang Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) 16 September

2 100 % 23 %Others 14 %Business Services 12 %Financial Services 18 %Wholesale & Retail Trade 5 %Construction 28 %Manufacturing, Transport & Storage SharesIndustry Sectors Construction: 5% Wholesale & Retail Trade: 18% Financial Services: 12% Business Services: 14% Others: 23% Manufacturing, Transport & Storage: 28% Shares in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 2 Some Business Figures in Singapore Source: Singapore in Figures Singapore Department of Statistics. National Income, page 7 & data year Manufacturing, Transport & Storage: 28%

3 Formation of Companies and Businesses 3 100% 45% 12% 28% 6% 9% Number Others 3115Financial & Insurance 7268Wholesale & Retail Trade 1455Construction 2431 Manufacturing, transport & storage Companies Manufacturing, Transport & Storage: 9% Construction: 6% Wholesale & Retail Trade: 28% Financial & Insurance: 12% Others: 45% Some Business Figures in Singapore (continued) Source: Singapore in Figures Singapore Department of Statistics. Companies and Businesses, page 11 & data year 2009.

4 Outputs from Manufacturing Sectors 4 Some Business Figures in Singapore (continued) Machinery & Equipment: 9% Electrical/Electronic Related: 33% Foods Related: 3% Metal Products Related: 4% 100% %14934Others 8%16432Transport Equipment 3%6637Foods Related 4%8186Metal Products Related 9%18923Machinery & Equipment 33%70705Electrical/Electronic Related 36%77883Chemical Related Output Mil S$Manufacturing Sectors Transport Equipment: 8% Others: 7% Chemical Related: 36% Source: Singapore in Figures Singapore Department of Statistics. Manufacturing, page 12 & data year Chemical Related: Refining Petroleum Products, Chemicals & Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products & Runner & Plastic Products.

5 Singapore GHS Task Force 5 Driving the GHS - Adoption of GHS by the UN, - Strategize & plan for GHS implementation, - Alignment of legislations to GHS, and - Monitor progress. - Singapore Competent Authorities (CAs), - Industries bodies, associations & academic societies, and - Co-chaired by Ministry of Manpower & Industry.

6 6 Driving the GHS Singapore GHS Task Force Singapore Standards Committee Legislations on Labels, SDSs & Hazard Communication Guidelines & Instruction on GHS Industry/Trade Associations Singapore Competent Authorities GHS Setup in GHS USERS UN / ILO Academia /Experts Manufacturers / Suppliers Importers / Exporters Workplaces Transporters ER Personnel Capacity Building Engage Stakeholders GHS Awareness GHS Training Working Group GHS Classification GHS Labels GHS SDSs Technical Documents (continued)

7 Singapore Standards 586: Specification for hazard communication for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods 7 Driving the GHS Part 1: Transport and storage of dangerous goods. Part 2: Globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals - Singapore's adaptations. Part 3: Preparation of safety data sheets (SDS) Composition. (continued)

8 8 Driving the GHS (continued) Singapore GHS Implementation Roadmap RequirementTarget IndustryDeadlinePhase GHS Labelling of Containers for Mixtures All Users of ChemicalsEnd 20132B Preparation of GHS SDSs & Labels for Mixtures All Chemical Manufacturers & Suppliers End 20121B GHS Labelling of Containers for Single Substances All Users of ChemicalsEnd 20112A Preparation of GHS SDSs & Labels for Single Substances. All Chemical Manufacturers & Suppliers End 20101A Preparation of GHS SDSs & Labels for Single Substances End 2010

9 9 Industry Perception Understand GHS Obligations by Businesses, & Knowledge & Awareness On GHS Strong- Multi-National Companies, - Refining, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Large Chemical & Process Companies. Need - Reaching Out to Small & Medium Companies to be Pro-active.

10 10 Industry Perception Knowledge & Awareness On GHS Within Government Need- General lacking & need further enhance, - Especially for policy makers. (continued) Prepared Training Resources Well coordinated on-going training: > GHS Awareness Briefing, > GHS Users Training, and > GHS Classification Training. Can do more to help small & medium companies to meet GHS implementation roadmap.

11 11 Industry Perception (continued) Expertise for Classification, SDSs & Labels A lack of expertise & competent persons – both in Industries & Government sectors. Resources in Implementing GHS Rely heavily on external classification information. Shortage – Academic research in GHS work. Limited resources – especially from small & medium companies.

12 12 Industry Perception Cost Impact to Business Less significant. (continued) Moving Product Labelling to Workplace Labelling Need clearer guidance – sorting out old & new labelling requirement. Constraint of resource > Cost to business. New challenges.

13 GHS Stocktaking Workshop for Southeast, East and Central Asia, Session 5 The Role of Industry, and Public Interest and Labour Organizations in GHS Implementation The Perspectives of Industry Hui Hua Wang Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) 16 September Some Business Figures in Singapore Driving the GHS Industry Perception Thank-You


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