April 1: New WHMIS 2015 Regulation to Take Effect


New Brunswick’s new regulation implementing WHMIS 2015 will take effect on April 1, 2016, with the transition to the new system continuing until Dec. 2018. During the transition, workplaces may have hazardous products with old and/or new workplace labels and MSDSs/SDSs. Employers must know what products are in their workplace, whether they’re WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015, and provide education, instruction and training accordingly—even if it means training workers on both systems.