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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, and coordinating Ontario's workplace injury and illness prevention system to reduce or eliminate workplace injury or illness.

The Occupational Health and Safety Program monitors 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 Prevention Office coordinates Ontario's injury and illness prevention system including health and safety education and promotion by establishing and implementing a provincial occupational health and safety strategy to ensure the alignment of health and safety activities across all system partners; designating, providing operating and capital funding, and maintaining oversight over Health and Safety Associations through transfer payment agreements; establishing standards for, and approval of training programs and providers; establishing requirements for certification of joint health and safety committee members; and, supporting funding decisions for prevention research and prevention grants to recipients who meet specific eligibility criteria.

The Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) provides advisory, representation and educational services 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 OWA also provides representation services to workers at the Ontario Labour Relations Board in reprisal complaint cases under Section 50 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) 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. The OEA also provides representation services to employers with fewer than 50 workers at the Ontario Labour Relations Board in reprisal complaint cases under Section 50 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 88,371,100 89,575,300 (1,204,200) 84,359,813
2 Workplace Safety and Insurance Advisory Program Administration 1,000 1,000 - 100
3 Office of the Worker Adviser 1,000 1,000 - 100
4 Office of the Employer Adviser 1,000 1,000 - 100
7 Prevention Office 115,658,000 108,200,600 7,457,400 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 204,032,100 197,778,900 6,253,200 84,360,113
  Total Operating Expense 204,032,100 197,778,900 6,253,200 84,360,113
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
6 Occupational Health and Safety 1,000 1,000 - -
8 Prevention Office Capital 490,000 594,000 (104,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 491,000 595,000 (104,000) -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 361,905
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 361,905
  Total Capital Expense 492,000 596,000 (104,000) 361,905
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Occupational Health and Safety 1,000 1,000 - 4,409,152
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - 4,409,152
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - 4,409,152



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     59,767,000
  Employee benefits     8,937,500
  Transportation and communication     4,513,400
  Services     12,726,800
  Supplies and equipment     2,135,400
  Transfer payments      
     Grants to Radiation Safety Institute of Canada   40,000  
     Grants to promote improved health and safety practices   251,000 291,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     88,371,100
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     7,783,100
  Employee benefits     1,774,500
  Transportation and communication     310,900
  Services     1,430,600
  Supplies and equipment     108,800
  Subtotal     11,407,900
  Less: Recoveries     11,406,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-4 Office of the Employer Adviser      
  Salaries and wages     2,596,400
  Employee benefits     597,200
  Transportation and communication     154,300
  Services     407,300
  Supplies and equipment     92,400
  Subtotal     3,847,600
  Less: Recoveries     3,846,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,000
1604-7 Prevention Office      
  Salaries and wages     8,348,300
  Employee benefits     1,085,400
  Transportation and communication     480,100
  Services     4,190,200
  Supplies and equipment     344,000
  Transfer payments      
     Health and Safety Associations   91,010,000  
     Prevention Research   8,500,000  
     Prevention Grants   1,700,000 101,210,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     115,658,000
  Total Operating Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     204,032,100
  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     1,000
1604-8 Prevention Office Capital      
  Transfer payments      
     Health and Safety Associations Capital     490,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     490,000
  Total Capital Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     492,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1604-5 Occupational Health and Safety      
  Land and marine fleet - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Occupational Health and Safety Program     1,000