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Issue Analysis on `Trade Secret Claim` in 「Chemicals Control Act」 and 「Amendment on Occupational Safety and Health Act(1917-227)」
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Issue Analysis on `Trade Secret Claim` in 「Chemicals Control Act」 and 「Amendment on Occupational Safety and Health Act(1917-227)」
Kim, Shinbum; Lee, Yun Keun; Choi, Youngeun;
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 Abstract
Objectives: The major objectives of this study are to review the issues surrounding trade secret claims in the Chemicals Control Act and Amendment on Occupational Safety and Health Act(1917-227) and to propose a way of improving the reliability of chemical information in MSDSs, labels and National Chemical Survey results. Materials: To review the issues on trade secret claims, we made an analysis frame which was divided into three steps: Value and Problem Recognition; New Regulation Design; and Enforcement and Amendment. We then compared Korean issues with issues from the United States` Hazard Communication Standard and Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act, Canada`s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and Hazardous Materials Information Review Act and the European Union`s Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and Mixtures. Results: The stage of right-to-know development in Korea has passed the Value and Problem Recognition phase, so efforts are needed to elaborately design new regulation. Conclusions: We recommend two ways to improve right-to-know in Korea. First, strict examination of the quality of documents for trade secret claims is very important. Second, trade secrets should be limited to less-hazardous substances.
 Keywords
Chemicals Control Act;MSDS;Occupational Safety and Health Act;right-to-know;trade secret claim;
 Language
Korean
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