Effective March 31, 2004, Bill C-45 was approved to amend the criminal code to clearly define who is responsible for the safety of persons in the workplace and to allow for prosecution under charges of "criminal negligence" when those responsibilities are recklessly or willfully disregarded.

Bill C-45 expands on the definition of which person(s) is responsible for injuries in the workplace, how to determine and then prove if an organization was a party to an offense with intent and knowledge, the sentencing of an organization, and fitting punishments. For more information, go to http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/c45/index.html