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Occupier’s Liability – School is out but your standard of care still needs to pass! / Responsabilité de l’occupant – L’école est terminée, mais vous devez continuer de respecter les normes de diligence!

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***Version française en bas de la page*** As another school year is wrapping up, we wanted to remind school boards of the ongoing obligation as the owner/occupier of school facilities, that you are required to meet standards as set out in the Occupiers Liability Act.  The obligation includes the responsibility for ensuring that the premise and equipment on the premises…

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Tornadoes…YES, they happen here too! / OUI, les tornades peuvent aussi se déchaîner chez nous!

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***Version française en bas de la page*** I recently attended an educational session put on by Environment Canada and I was surprised to learn about the frequency of tornados and the minimal advanced warning that current technology offers the public. According to the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Environment Canada, Ontario has an average of 12…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS / FOIRE AUX QUESTIONS – ACCIDENTS D’AUTOMOBILE

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***Version française en bas de la page***  When injuries arise from student transportation activities or property damage to third party automobiles is caused by school board vehicles or maintenance activities, e.g. lawn and winter maintenance equipment, or the presence of hazards on the insured property, e.g. potholes or unsecured parking gates, the first question is: Who deals with the claimant…

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How to Identify Parking Lot Risks

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One of the objectives of OSBIE’s Risk Management department is to monitor loss frequency and promote awareness of potential hazards that can lead to losses in our schools.  This can be for personal injury or property damage. A large majority of these incidents are minor in nature and occur in our parking lots.  I wanted to share with our blog…

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OSBIE Regional Meetings well received by the Members

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***Version française en bas de la page*** OSBIE would like to thank our members and directors for their support of our recent regional meeting initiative.    January 1, 2017 is a very important cyclical time for OSBIE and our members; it represents our next 5-year subscription period, and as such, we were pleased to meet and discuss our historic successes and…

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Managing Sport Related Concussions with Wearable Technology/Gestion des commotions relatives à l’activité physique grâce aux technologies portables

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***Version francaise en bas de la page*** The only way to eliminate the risk of head injuries related to contact sports is to avoid those activities completely. However, risk management seeks to minimize risks associated with these activities – not prohibit them. On March 19, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Education issued Policy/Program Memorandum No. 158, the purpose of which…

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Upcoming OSBIE Events – Mark your calendars!

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***Version française en bas de la page*** OSBIE WEBCAST EVENT Site Inspections – Where are YOUR Risks? Date:     Thursday May 26th, 2016 Time:    10 AM EDT Speakers: Allison Palis and Julie Welsh, OSBIE Session Description: In this session we identify the most common property and liability hazards that OSBIE observes across the province, and discuss strategies that could reduce your…

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Winter Loss of Balance Claims by the Numbers/ Les pertes d’equilibre et les chutes hivernales

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Loss of balance contributed to by snow and ice is one of the most frequently occurring claims and one of the more preventable losses. During a five year period, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 OSBIE opened 250 claims involving loss of balance on school property (exterior only) involving snow and or…

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The Oracle – OSBIE’s quarterly newsletter! / Oracle : le bulletin trimestriel d’OSBIE!

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***Version française en bas de la page*** We hope all our blog subscribers had safe and enjoyable March Break! Since November 7, 1988, from humble beginnings created on “the” office typewriter, OSBIE has published a quarterly newsletter called the Oracle.  With more than a 125 regular and special editions published over the last 28 years – we wanted to highlight…

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