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 legislation 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
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 89,648,300 84,908,800 4,739,500 78,692,911
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 89,651,300 84,911,800 4,739,500 78,692,911
Less: Special Warrants - 26,942,900 (26,942,900) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 89,651,300 57,968,900 31,682,400 78,692,911
Special Warrants - 26,942,900 (26,942,900) -
  Total Operating Expense 89,651,300 84,911,800 4,739,500 78,692,911



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     58,846,800
  Employee benefits     7,531,500
  Transportation and communication     4,968,400
  Services     15,707,100
  Supplies and equipment     2,903,500
  Transfer payments      
     Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada   40,000  
     Grants to promote improved health and safety practices   1,000 41,000
  Subtotal     89,998,300
  Less: Recoveries     350,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     89,648,300
1604-2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration      
  Salaries and wages     506,200
  Employee benefits     75,900
  Transportation and communication     8,200
  Services     5,600
  Supplies and equipment     10,400
  Subtotal     606,300
  Less: Recoveries     605,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-3 Office of the Worker Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     7,317,800
  Employee benefits     1,523,200
  Transportation and communication     392,400
  Services     1,498,200
  Supplies and equipment     127,300
  Transfer payments      
     Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Training Initiative     225,000
  Subtotal     11,083,900
  Less: Recoveries     11,082,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-4 Office of the Employer Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     2,510,700
  Employee benefits     577,500
  Transportation and communication     130,000
  Services     398,600
  Supplies and equipment     103,900
  Subtotal     3,720,700
  Less: Recoveries     3,719,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     89,651,300