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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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Insurance and Risk Management Professional Designations / Titres professionnels en assurance et en gestion des risques

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***Version française en bas de la page*** As in any industry, there are many acronyms that float around in the insurance world. When you receive an email or business card from someone in the field, you may have noticed the credentials CIP, FCIP, CRM or RF after their names. For those of you that aren’t in the field, what does…

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Meet OSBIE’s new legal counsel / Faites connaissance avec la nouvelle conseillère juridique de l’OSBIE

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Greetings from OSBIE’s newest legal counsel! I am honoured and thrilled to join the OSBIE family as legal counsel. Prior to joining OSBIE, I worked as defence and coverage counsel at a large law firm in downtown Toronto. My practice focused on personal injury, professional negligence, construction, and insurance coverage. I have defended…

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OSBIE Incident Reporting – When in doubt fill one out! / Les rapports d’incident d’OSBIE : en cas de doute, remplissez-en un!

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Did you know? In 2015, 104,654 incident reports were submitted to OSBIE. As with any system that processes a large volume of transactions, questions from our users often come up, and this Blog article is dedicated to answering the most frequently asked questions. Reporting Basics When to be completed when someone is injured on school or board property when someone…

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Zika Virus on the Rise / La progression du virus Zika

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***Version française en bas de la page*** In recent days the media has focused on the expected proliferation of the Zika virus throughout the Americas. The Zika virus is thought to be transmitted by Aedes aegyptiv mosquitos who have bitten a person with an active infection.  This mosquito species is native to tropical and sub-tropical climates. The World Health Organization…

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Coroner Examines Winter Sports Fatalities

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Winter Sports Death Review a report by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario examines 45 fatalities related to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in Ontario from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2012. Released in December 2015, the review’s primary purpose is to increase the safety of skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing through…

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