Insurance Coverage

PPM 163 Service Animals / NPP 163 les animaux d’assistance

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The new Ministry of Education Policy/Program Memorandum No. 163 (PPM 163) requires all Ontario school boards to implement service animal policies by January 1, 2020. PPM 163 also outlines what the service animal policies must contain. PPM 163 does outline that the policy should include information about the factors the school board will consider when making a case-by-case determination.  One…

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Staff/Volunteer Drivers – Auto Insurance Basics / Principes de l’assurance automobile des conducteurs bénévoles/membres du personnel

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***Version française au bas de la page*** OSBIE’s risk management department has been busy continuing to engage and educate our members about insurance and risk management. When an organization needs to get a message out to a large group spread across our vast province – harnessing the power of the internet and producing short videos is an effective way to…

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Volunteers – we’ve got you covered! / Les bénévoles – vous êtes bien couverts

By | General, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

Question: What do field trips, lunches, recesses and many more school activities have in common? Answer: Volunteers School board volunteers are covered under OSBIE’s liability policy for claims arising from their negligent acts while acting within the scope of their approved duties on behalf of the school board. For volunteers to be successful in their role, school board staff play…

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

By | Claims, Facilities Management, General, General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, Winter Activities | No Comments

***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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