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

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***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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Vandalism and arson prevention / Vandalisme et prévention des incendies criminels

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***Version française au bas de la page*** “Police search for suspects in elementary school arson in Brampton, causing millions in damage”: this type of headline is an unfortunate side effect of the school closures. Arsonists and vandals generally seek properties that are vacant or where operations are temporarily shut down.  It is public knowledge that schools have been closed since…

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Flood preparedness tips / Conseils de préparation aux inondations

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***Version française au bas de la page*** The following are proactive steps that can be taken to minimize damage in advance of flood conditions and may assist in reducing the impact of flooding on your school building. These preparations are equally important during school closures. These practical steps can be taken immediately to reduce your risk profile: Include flood hazard…

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School use by outside agencies during COVID-19 / Utilisation de l’école par des agences externes pendant COVID-19

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Schools have always been regarded as short-term evacuation centers.  With the schools currently being shut down indefinitely in conjunction with community needs to deal with COVID-19, we believe there is a chance that our members may be approached to help support their communities. We would expect most, if not all, school boards have…

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A Good News Claims Story / Une histoire de sinistre qui se termine bien

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When working in the insurance industry it is apparent that insurance is not generally a topic that is viewed by most in a very positive manner.  When you purchase an insurance policy, you are purchasing “a promise” that when a covered loss occurs that the claim will be paid promptly and fairly. OSBIE is a member owned non-profit insurance reciprocal…

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OSBIE Blog – Summer Security Tips / Conseils de sécurité pour l’été

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***Version française au bas de la page*** As another school year is wrapping up, we want to leave our members with a few tips to keep our school’s property safe over the summer. Consider the current location of these school owned items: Computers – desktops, laptops and tablets Handheld Devices – iPods, calculators, smart phones Audio Visual Equipment – projectors,…

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Why do we need to preserve evidence? / Pourquoi doit-on préserver les éléments de preuve?

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Despite our best efforts, injuries do occur at our schools which may result in a claim being brought against the school and board. As part of the investigation that OSBIE conducts, evidence is collected which assists the claims department in determining whether there is liability on the part of the board. Depending on…

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