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Unauthorized roof access / Accès non autorisé aux toits

By | Building Security, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, Occupier’s Liability | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Access to rooftops is an attractive nuisance. In most cases, it is simply for the thrill of doing something you are not supposed to do, but sometimes it results in damage to school board property or injuries to those trespassing. While childproofing your property is not the expectation, taking actions towards bringing awareness…

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Fire hazards from combustibles adjacent to buildings / Danger d’incendie lié aux combustibles à proximité des bâtiments

By | Building Security, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Managing fire safety hazards plays a critical part of any property risk management program, with the ultimate focus on protecting employees, facilities and other assets required for your operations. Fire caused by arsonists is an ongoing issue for the OSBIE membership. While arson claims are low in frequency, the severity is high. For…

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How to get your outdoor premises ready for spring /Comment préparer vos installations extérieures pour le printemps

By | Facilities Management, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** While inspections should occur year-round, now that the snow is melting it’s an excellent time to perform detailed site inspections to assess any hazards that may have occurred over the winter. Under the Occupiers Liability Act, occupiers of property (school boards) are responsible to ensure that the premises are reasonably safe for all…

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Auto claims trend: Theft of catalytic converters / Tendance des sinistres d’assurance automobile : Vol de convertisseurs catalytiques

By | Claims, Facilities Management, Loss Control | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Imagine, you start your car in the morning only to hear a loud noise. Chances are that your catalytic converter has been stolen!                         Photo credit: Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press While this is a concern for everyone, we have recently seen an…

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Upcoming Webinars : Cybersecure Canada: Strengthening Cybersecurity of Small to Medium Organizations & How COVID-19 has affected the Claims Process / La cybersécurité au Canada : Renforcer la cybersécurité des petites et moyennes organisations et Incidence de la COVID-19 sur le processus de réclamation

By | Claims, COVID-19, Events Webcasts | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Cybersecure Canada: Strengthening Cybersecurity of Small to Medium Organizations Date: Thursday March 4, 2021 Time: 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) REGISTER HERE Join us for a free Research Money and CIO Strategy Council webinar which will outline Canada’s cybersecurity certification program overview, explain the audit process, speak on the importance of creating a cyber security…

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Alcohol Based Hand Rubs in Ontario Schools  / Utilisation de désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool dans les écoles de l’Ontario

By | COVID-19, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, Loss Control | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Thank you to Chris Kreibich of Premium Risk Services for this week’s blog. Chris works with OSBIE as a representative for our HELP (Human Element Loss Prevention) program. He has 13 years experience as a commercial loss control inspector and 19 years as a firefighter. He is a qualified Fire Prevention Officer &…

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Validation for onsite COVID-19 screening – FAQs / Validation du dépistage de la COVID 19 sur place – FAQ

By | COVID-19, Liability, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** On January 20, the Ministry of Education published an addendum to the Guide to reopening Ontario’s schools. Included in the addendum are guidelines for the validation of on-site COVID-19 screening for visitors, staff, and secondary school students. The following are some questions that we have received, and OSBIE’s responses from a risk management…

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The right fire extinguisher for the right purpose / Le bon extincteur pour le bon usage

By | Building Security, Fire Safety, Loss Control | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Geoff Cranstone. Mr. Cranstone is a commercial insurance inspector with 17 years of experience in the industry in Canada. He is employed by IV3 Solutions (one of our representatives for our HELP (Human Element Loss Prevention) program) and provides risk assessment and risk mitigation services throughout…

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How to conduct a Distance Learning Risk Assessment / Évaluation des risques liés à l’apprentissage à distance

By | Insurance Coverage, Liability, Ophea Guidelines, Supervision | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** As distance learning continues to be offered across the province many school boards are looking at ways to support and educate our students using this medium. We wanted to assure all OSBIE members that teachers and staff working within the scope of their duties for the school board are covered under the General…

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Happy Holidays from the OSBIE Team / Joyeuses Fêtes de toute l’équipe de l’OSBIE

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Whatever is beautiful.  Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and health and happiness in the new year! Thank you for your commitment to Risk Management and for your loyalty and friendship. Our…

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