Bill 160, the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011, as amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy, passed at Third Reading in the Ontario Legislature on May 18, 2011. Bill 160 is expected to receive Royal Assent shortly, at which time the majority of its provisions will come into force.

As previously reported, the amendments set out in Bill 160 are intended to further increase worker safety by significantly amending Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. Please consult Section 29 of Bill 160 for specific coming into force information.