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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
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Occupational Health and Safety 88,380,200 88,371,100 9,100 84,834,152
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 117,219,200 115,658,000 1,561,200 100,121,871
Total Including Special Warrants 205,602,400 204,032,100 1,570,300 184,956,323
Less: Special Warrants 68,631,800 - 68,631,800 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 136,970,600 204,032,100 (67,061,500) 184,956,323
Special Warrants 68,631,800 - 68,631,800 -
  Total Operating Expense 205,602,400 204,032,100 1,570,300 184,956,323
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
6 Occupational Health and Safety 1,000 1,000 - -
8 Prevention Office Capital 490,000 490,000 - 594,000
Total Including Special Warrants 491,000 491,000 - 594,000
Less: Special Warrants 200,000 - 200,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 291,000 491,000 (200,000) 594,000
Special Warrants 200,000 - 200,000 -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 492,000 492,000 - 594,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Occupational Health and Safety 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -


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     59,776,700
      Employee benefits     8,891,300
      Transportation and communication     3,974,300
      Services     14,110,800
      Supplies and equipment     1,336,100
      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     88,380,200
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     1,000
1604-3 Office of the Worker Adviser      
      Salaries and wages     7,783,100
      Employee benefits     1,790,100
      Transportation and communication     300,000
      Services     1,428,700
      Supplies and equipment     100,000
  Subtotal     11,401,900
  Less: Recoveries     11,400,900
  Total Operating Expense     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     405,400
      Supplies and equipment     92,400
  Subtotal     3,845,700
  Less: Recoveries     3,844,700
  Total Operating Expense     1,000
1604-7 Prevention Office      
      Salaries and wages     8,348,300
      Employee benefits     1,085,400
      Transportation and communication     476,100
      Services     4,188,200
      Supplies and equipment     344,000
      Transfer payments      
          Health and Safety Associations   92,577,200  
          Prevention Research   8,500,000  
          Prevention Grants   1,700,000 102,777,200
  Total Operating Expense     117,219,200
  Total Operating Expense for Occupational Health and Safety Program     205,602,400
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1604-6 Occupational Health and Safety      
      Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
1604-8 Prevention Office Capital      
      Transfer payments      
          Health and Safety Associations Capital     490,000
  Total Capital Expense     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