OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM - VOTE 1604

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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 fewer 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
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 84,908,800 80,646,800 4,262,000 72,208,050
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 Including Special Warrants 84,911,800 80,649,800 4,262,000 72,208,050
Less: Special Warrants 26,942,900 - 26,942,900 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,968,900 80,649,800 (22,680,900) 72,208,050
Special Warrants 26,942,900 - 26,942,900 -
  Total Operating Expense 84,911,800 80,649,800 4,262,000 72,208,050



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     55,277,700
  Employee benefits     7,349,700
  Transportation and communication     4,582,300
  Services     15,282,200
  Supplies and equipment     2,725,900
  Transfer payments      
     Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada   40,000  
     Grants to promote improved health and safety practices   1,000 41,000
  Subtotal     85,258,800
  Less: Recoveries     350,000
  Total Operating Expense     84,908,800
1604-2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration      
  Salaries and wages     491,500
  Employee benefits     75,900
  Transportation and communication     8,200
  Services     5,600
  Supplies and equipment     10,400
  Subtotal     591,600
  Less: Recoveries     590,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-3 Office of the Worker Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     6,641,000
  Employee benefits     1,387,700
  Transportation and communication     356,400
  Services     2,798,100
  Supplies and equipment     93,600
  Transfer payments      
     Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Training Initiative     225,000
  Subtotal     11,501,800
  Less: Recoveries     11,500,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-4 Office of the Employer Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     2,322,500
  Employee benefits     429,400
  Transportation and communication     130,000
  Services     398,600
  Supplies and equipment     103,900
  Subtotal     3,384,400
  Less: Recoveries     3,383,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     84,911,800