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Liability

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

By | General, Liability, Occupier’s Liability, School Activities, Student Safety, Winter Activities | No Comments

***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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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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OSBIE’s Virtual Risk Management Seminar – Register NOW! / Séminaire virtuel de l’OSBIE sur la gestion des risques

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

OSBIE’s Virtual Risk Management Seminar – Register NOW! Past, Present to Innovation October 19-21, 2021  ***Version française au bas de la page*** 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 are offered at no charge for OSBIE Members. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? OSBIE Board…

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Register for Upcoming OSBIE Webinars / Inscription aux prochains webinaires de l’OSBIE

By | Events Webcasts, General, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Student Safety | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** With public gathering restrictions firmly in place for the foreseeable future, OSBIE wanted to share our upcoming schedule of professional development sessions. ACCREDITATION FOR OSBIE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS* *You must participate in the LIVE session to qualify OSBIE sessions may be used towards your CPD requirements. Let us know through the post- session survey…

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How to get your outdoor premises ready for spring /Comment préparer vos installations extérieures pour le printemps

By | Facilities Management, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** While inspections should occur year-round, now that the snow is melting it’s an excellent time to perform detailed site inspections to assess any hazards that may have occurred over the winter. Under the Occupiers Liability Act, occupiers of property (school boards) are responsible to ensure that the premises are reasonably safe for all…

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Am I Liable? Liability Insurance Basics – The Video / Notions de base en assurance responsabilité – La vidéo

By | General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Student Safety | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** While providing OSBIE risk management consultation services, presentations, and workshops across the province OSBIE is often asked – as an employee of the school board, am I liable? As an employee of the school board, you are protected if your actions or inactions lead to an injury or damage, while you are acting…

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Can snow hills create an attractive nuisance? / Les buttes de neige peuvent-elles créer une nuisance attirante?

By | Claims, Facilities Management, Insurance, Liability, Risk Management, Student Safety, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** During the winter season consistent removal of snow and ice reduces the hazard of slip and fall injuries. However, stockpiling large amounts of plowed snow on the school property may create other hazards and liability exposures. Man-made snow hills entice children to climb, slide and tunnel on the hill and can create what…

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Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 / Naviguer dans les contestations judiciaires liées à la COVID‑19

By | COVID-19, Events Webcasts, General, Liability | No Comments

Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST As school boards across the province take steps to return to “normal”, the continued efforts to maintain a safe and healthy environment remains a top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided little certainty or stability over the last year, and new…

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Validation for onsite COVID-19 screening – FAQs / Validation du dépistage de la COVID 19 sur place – FAQ

By | COVID-19, Liability, Risk Management | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** On January 20, the Ministry of Education published an addendum to the Guide to reopening Ontario’s schools. Included in the addendum are guidelines for the validation of on-site COVID-19 screening for visitors, staff, and secondary school students. The following are some questions that we have received, and OSBIE’s responses from a risk management…

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How to conduct a Distance Learning Risk Assessment / Évaluation des risques liés à l’apprentissage à distance

By | Insurance Coverage, Liability, Ophea Guidelines, Supervision | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** As distance learning continues to be offered across the province many school boards are looking at ways to support and educate our students using this medium. We wanted to assure all OSBIE members that teachers and staff working within the scope of their duties for the school board are covered under the General…

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