On June 10, 2021, Decision on Amending the Work Safety Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 29th Session of the Standing Committee of the thirteenth National People's Congress. It will be implemented on September 1, 2021.
The current Work Safety Law was enacted in 2002, and was amended twice in 2009 and 2014, and this year's version is the third amended version. In this version of the Work Safety Law, 42 decisions have been modified, accounting for about 1/3 of the original articles. This Law is developed to reinforce work safety, prevent and reduce work safety accidents, protect the life and property safety of the people, and promote the sustainable and sound economic and social development.