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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 provides advisory, representation and educational serices to non-unionized injured workers and survivors, and represents them before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

The Office of the Employer Adviser provides advisory and educational services to all Ontario employers and representation services primarily to smaller employers, with fewer than 100 employees, with regard to workplace safety insurance matters before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 87,879,800 88,879,300 (999,500) 85,220,065
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 87,882,800 88,882,300 (999,500) 85,220,065
  Total Operating Expense 87,882,800 88,882,300 (999,500) 85,220,065
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
6 Occupational Health and Safety 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 208,600 1,000 207,600 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 208,600 1,000 207,600 -
  Total Capital Expense 209,600 2,000 207,600 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Occupational Health and Safety 2,686,500 1,000 2,685,500 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,686,500 1,000 2,685,500 -
  Total Capital Assets 2,686,500 1,000 2,685,500 -



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     58,687,900
  Employee benefits     7,482,600
  Transportation and communication     4,773,400
  Services     14,246,800
  Supplies and equipment     2,648,100
  Transfer payments      
     Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada   40,000  
     Grants to promote improved health and safety practices   1,000 41,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     87,879,800
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     7,314,200
  Employee benefits     1,522,700
  Transportation and communication     392,400
  Services     1,722,300
  Supplies and equipment     132,300
  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     150,000
  Services     393,600
  Supplies and equipment     88,900
  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     87,882,800
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1604-6 Occupational Health and Safety      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act      
  Other transactions     212,800
  Less: Recoveries     4,200
  Total Capital Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     209,600
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1604-5 Occupational Health and Safety      
  Land and marine fleet     2,686,500
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     2,686,500
  Total Capital Assets for Occupational Health and Safety Program     2,686,500