Ministry of Labour - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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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 ensures compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act), and assists workplace parties in securing a healthy and safe working environment. Through the administration and enforcement of the Act and its 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, representation and educational services to non-unionized injured workers and survivors, 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.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 80,646,800 75,099,100 5,547,700 60,973,731
2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration 1,000 1,000 - -
3 Office of the Worker Adviser 1,000 1,000 - -
4 Office of the Employer Adviser 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 80,649,800 75,102,100 5,547,700 60,973,731
  Total Operating Expense 80,649,800 75,102,100 5,547,700 60,973,731



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1604-1 Occupational Health and Safety      
  Salaries and wages     51,268,700
  Employee benefits     6,841,300
  Transportation and communication     3,758,700
  Services     16,554,800
  Supplies and equipment     2,532,300
  Transfer payments      
     Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada   40,000  
     Grants to promote improved health and safety practices   1,000 41,000
  Subtotal     80,996,800
  Less: Recoveries     350,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     80,646,800
1604-2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration      
  Salaries and wages     481,800
  Employee benefits     74,600
  Transportation and communication     8,200
  Services     5,600
  Supplies and equipment     10,400
  Subtotal     580,600
  Less: Recoveries     579,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-3 Office of the Worker Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     6,349,600
  Employee benefits     1,326,200
  Transportation and communication     368,600
  Services     1,343,900
  Supplies and equipment     96,200
  Transfer payments      
     Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Training Initiative     225,000
  Subtotal     9,709,500
  Less: Recoveries     9,708,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-4 Office of the Employer Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     2,207,100
  Employee benefits     407,400
  Transportation and communication     129,100
  Services     404,200
  Supplies and equipment     104,900
  Subtotal     3,252,700
  Less: Recoveries     3,251,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     80,649,800