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Am I Liable? Liability Insurance Basics – The Video / Notions de base en assurance responsabilité – La vidéo

By | General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Student Safety | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** While providing OSBIE risk management consultation services, presentations, and workshops across the province OSBIE is often asked – as an employee of the school board, am I liable? As an employee of the school board, you are protected if your actions or inactions lead to an injury or damage, while you are acting…

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Incident Reporting Quick Tips / Conseils rapides sur le signalement des incidents

By | Claims, General, General Information, Incident Reporting | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** If you know only one thing about OSBIE, it’s likely the incident reporting process. This blog is dedicated to address 5 common questions about the process. WHY DO I NEED TO SUBMIT OSBIE INCIDENT REPORTS? The information in incident reports is used by OSBIE to assist in the investigation of a claim on…

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Help Keep Student “Helpers” Safe / Aider à assurer la sécurité des élèves « aidants »

By | COVID-19, Events Webcasts, General, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, Student Safety, Supervision | No Comments

Students love to help. It gives them a sense of responsibility and the feeling of being a valued member of the school community. Common types of student helper tasks include stacking chairs, moving desks, AV carts, and emptying recycling bins. While well-intentioned, the risk management concerns related to having student “helpers” assist with moving furniture and equipment or performing maintenance…

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Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 / Naviguer dans les contestations judiciaires liées à la COVID‑19

By | COVID-19, Events Webcasts, General, Liability | No Comments

Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST As school boards across the province take steps to return to “normal”, the continued efforts to maintain a safe and healthy environment remains a top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided little certainty or stability over the last year, and new…

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Keeping students safe at school and at home / La sécurité des élèves à l’école et à la maison

By | COVID-19, General, General Information, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** It seemed challenging to craft one blog posting that would be relevant for everyone given our current diverse learning environment. So, we decided to post 2 quick blogs in 1! If you’re back to a brick-and-mortar school this week, here are OSBIE’s Risk Management recommendations for one of Ontario’s favourite winter pastimes: Snow…

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Top 10 Ransomware Attacks in 2020 / Le top 10 des attaques par rançongiciel en 2020

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Since the beginning of 2020, one source has reported that there have been more than 445 million cyberattacks, which is double the reported attacks in 2019. As we have come to understand, cyber criminals are always lurking around the corner to take advantage of others for their own personal gain.  So, it should not…

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How to help protect your school over the holidays / Comment protéger votre école pendant les Fêtes

By | Claims, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, General, General Information | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** The countdown to the winter break is on! It’s hard to say what the weather forecast has in store for us over the next month. Normally, we do see an increase in property claims over the winter break due to unexpected and extreme cold snaps. We also see claims as a result of…

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Get Ready, Winter is Coming…/ Préparez-vous, l’hiver approche…

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

***Version française au bas de la page*** This year’s long range winter forecast – SNOW!!! Since our inception, slips and falls due to ice and snow remain the most frequent cause of loss and source of claims. Resulting injuries range from sprains to fractures to closed head injuries. Slip and fall incidents are also one of the more preventable situations….

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OSBIE’s RM Seminar – Session Recordings Available / Enregistrements de séances disponibles

By | Building Security, Claims, COVID-19, Events Webcasts, Facilities Management, General, General Information, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management | No Comments

Last week OSBIE hosted our first Virtual Risk Management Seminar which attracted representation from 87% of the membership with 1,146 session registrations. We’re thrilled with this result and want to thank everyone who attended and participated. We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Session Participation Draws: Amanda S. – Thames Valley DSB Sandra L. – Ottawa-Carleton DSB Connie O….

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OSBIE’s Virtual RM Seminar is Next Week – Register NOW! / Séminaire virtuelle sur la gestion des risques

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***Version française au bas de la page*** WHEN? NEXT WEEK: November 2 – 6, 2020. We have over 960 session registrants with space for plenty more! Please share the OSBIE seminar details with anyone at your school board who may wish to attend. WHAT TO EXPECT? Various webinars throughout the week on school board risk management focused sessions for respective…

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