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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM - VOTE 1604

Occupational Health and Safety’s primary mandate is the setting, communicating and enforcing of the occupational health and safety laws and regulations to reduce or eliminate workplace injury or illness.

The Occupational Health and Safety program secures compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act), and assists in securing a healthful and safe working environment. Through the administration and enforcement of the Act and regulations, it encourages employers and workers to cooperatively identify and control health and safety hazards.

The Office of the Worker Adviser and the Office of the Employer Adviser provide advisory and educational services to non-unionized injured workers and smaller employers with less than 100 employees (respectively), and represent them before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM 1604 - Summary

VOTE and item Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
  $   $ $
1604   OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM    
OPERATING        
1 51,499,400 Occupational Health and Safety5 50,740,800 48,392,276
2 1,000 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration 1,000 -
3 1,000 Office of Worker Adviser 1,000 -
4 1,000 Office of Employer Adviser 1,000 -
  51,502,400 Total Operating 50,743,800 48,392,276
  36,734,700 Less: Special Warrants 32,769,600 -
  14,767,700 Amount to be Voted 17,974,200 48,392,276

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification

OPERATING    
Occupational Health and Safety (1604-1)   $
Salaries and wages   35,939,200
Employee benefits   3,046,800
Transportation and communication   3,302,800
Services   7,672,600
Supplies and equipment   1,597,000
Transfer payments $  
Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada 40,000  
Grants to promote improved health and safety practices 1,000  
    41,000
    51,599,400
Less: Recoveries   100,000
    51,499,400
Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration (1604-2)    
Salaries and wages   453,900
Employee benefits   71,000
Transportation and communication   8,200
Services   5,600
Supplies and equipment   10,400
    549,100
Less: Recoveries   548,100
    1,000
Office of Worker Adviser (1604-3)    
Salaries and wages   5,624,800
Employee benefits   1,051,700
Transportation and communication   440,000
Services   1,265,500
Supplies and equipment   138,500
Transfer payments    
Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Training Initiative   225,000
    8,745,500
Less: Recoveries   8,744,500
    1,000
Office of Employer Adviser (1604-4)    
Salaries and wages   2,069,100
Employee benefits   398,600
Transportation and communication   215,700
Services   344,900
Supplies and equipment   133,600
    3,161,900
Less: Recoveries   3,160,900
    1,000
Total Operating for Occupational Health and Safety Program   51,502,400