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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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COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education / COVID‑19 Considérations relatives à l’éducation physique

By | COVID-19, Events Webcasts, General, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** One important resource we direct our members to is the Ontario Physical Activity Standards in Education (OPASSE), managed by Ophea. To increase risk awareness and promote best practices for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to share the following supplemental information that Ophea has developed: COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education This information…

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OSBIE’s Virtual Risk Management Seminar – Register NOW!/ Séminaire virtuelle sur la gestion des risques

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

***Version française en bas de la page*** WHAT TO EXPECT? Various webinars throughout the week of November 2 – 6, 2020 offering school board risk management focused sessions for respective school board employee groups. ALL sessions are offered at no charge for OSBIE Members. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Principals, Vice Principals, Human Resources, Health & Safety, Facilities and Operations Management, Purchasing…

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Collateral Risks and COVID-19 Protocols / Risques collatéraux et protocoles liés à la COVID-19

By | Building Security, Claims, COVID-19, Facilities Management, General Information, Loss Control, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** Ontario schools and school boards have been working hard to put COVID-19 policies and procedures in place with guidance from various education and public health agencies. We’re impressed and proud of the quick work and dedication to reopen schools for the 2020/2021 school year. We wanted to take the opportunity to outline some…

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Supervision Considerations during COVID-19 / Considérations relatives à la surveillance pendant la COVID‑19

By | COVID-19, General, General Information, Liability, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** There are lots of changes this year. Staff and students have much to learn and put into practice on how to navigate our new school environment, along with a continued responsibility to provide adequate supervision. Courts have defined ”adequate supervision” as a product of many variables and can be provided by school board…

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Tips for Outdoor Classrooms / Conseils pour les salles de classe extérieures

By | COVID-19, Facilities Management, General, General Information, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** As part of the reopening process, school boards are looking at alternatives to traditional indoor classrooms to provide safe learning spaces for students and staff. We hope the following will highlight some risk considerations should an alternate location, equipment and/or furniture be part of the planning process. Use of alternate outdoor location –…

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Incident Reporting Refresher and COVID-19 Guidance / le signalement d’incidents et directives sur la COVID-19

By | General Information, Incident Reporting | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** WELCOME BACK! As Ontario schools prepared for another, yet different, start to the school year, we would like to send a reminder about the continued importance of reporting incidents of student, parent, volunteer or visitor injuries and new for fall of 2020 guidance for when to report a COVID-19 case to OSBIE. WHY…

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Managing the school board’s liability exposure during a pandemic / Gestion de l’exposition au risque de responsabilité du conseil scolaire en période de pandémie

By | Facilities Management, General, General Information, Loss Control, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** While the province is starting to relax restrictions and permit the reopening of businesses along with some outdoor recreational amenities and summer camp programs, school boards are starting to ask, “How do we manage this exposure?” Outlining the duty of care owed specific to COVID-19 will assist all school board staff to identify…

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