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Safety Advisory – Winter Playground Equipment Use / Avis de sécurité – Utilisation d’équipement de terrain de jeu en hiver

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Have you been asked yet “Why does the school make the playground equipment off limits in the winter?” We thought the answer(s) would be helpful for school administrators in providing a response to this question whether posed by staff, students and/or members of your community. In short, it’s a safety thing. However, let’s…

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Proactive Risk Management for Slip and Falls / Gestion proactive des risques liés aux glissades et chutes

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***Version française en bas de la page*** This year’s long range winter forecast – SNOW AND ICE!!! Since our inception, slip and fall claims due to snow and ice remains the most frequent cause of loss and source of claims. Resulting injuries range from sprains to fractures to closed head injuries. These incidents are also one of the most preventable….

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Finding the balance between fire safety and decorations / Trouver l’équilibre entre la sécurité-incendie et les décorations

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***Version française en bas de la page*** From holiday and seasonal decorations to the cultivation of effective learning environments, school staff put forward innovative ideas to enhance the student experience. The question arises whether this trend is problematic from a fire safety perspective, and whether there is a balanced school environment approach to fire risk and prevention in schools. There…

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Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention – Winter Conditions / Prévention des glissades, des trébuchements et des chutes – Conditions hivernales

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Thank you to Gary Gibson, Director, Health and Safety Services, School Boards’ Co-operative Inc (SBCI), this week’s guest blogger! I’ve long argued that the best way to do health and safety in schools is not to silo student and staff safety, but rather build and implement integrated student and staff safety systems. This…

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Tips for post-injury response at school / Conseils pour une intervention après une blessure à l’école

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**Version française au bas de la page** A student is injured or a parent reports that they were injured on school property and they’ve been admitted to hospital as a result. What are the steps you should take following the injury? Take photos of the scene of the incident before cleaning up. OSBIE will consider these photos when conducting the…

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How Due Diligence can prevent foreseeable harm / Comment l’exercice d’une vigilance raisonnable peut prévenir les dommages prévisibles

By | Field Trips, General, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** Jeremiah Perry, who was one of 32 students that took part in a school trip, was a non-swimmer who was not wearing a lifejacket when he drowned in Trout Lake in Algonquin Park on July 4, 2017. Reflecting on the recent the outcome of the Perry Trial our hearts go out to the…

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Loss Control Tips for Photovoltaic Rooftop Panels / Conseils relatifs au contrôle des sinistres pour les panneaux de toit photovoltaïques

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Rooftop solar (Photovoltaic or PV) panel installations are one of the many initiatives Ontario school boards have undertaken over the last several years to demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability. The following tips from TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants’ white paper titled: “Photovoltaic Rooftop Panels – Understanding the Risk of Fire” can help…

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Two Virtual Events – Two Amazing Plenary Speakers / Deux événements virtuels – deux conférenciers extraordinaires en plénière

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Don’t Miss the Opening Plenary Sessions Please share this information with anyone at your school board who may be interested in participating. Event 1 – October 19-21, 2021 What to expect? Various webinars for school board staff interested in learning more about OSBIE, the business of insurance, claims and loss control. ALL sessions…

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Virtual Conference – Managing Risk in a School Environment / Conférence – Gestion du risque en milieu scolaire

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Registration Now Open! What to expect? A host of webinars offering professional development for NEW Ontario K-12 School Principals, Vice-Principals and Superintendents. About: New to your role as an Ontario school Principal, Vice-Principal or Superintendent of Education? Join us as we offer complimentary sessions for newly appointed school leaders to: Gain knowledge around…

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

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Courts have defined ”adequate supervision” as a product of many variables and can be provided by school board staff including occasional or substitute teachers or volunteers. It is important to remember the “standard” of supervision is constantly evolving and will be based on different combinations of the variables below. We want to remind…

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