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Loss Control

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

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***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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Auto claims trend: Theft of catalytic converters / Tendance des sinistres d’assurance automobile : Vol de convertisseurs catalytiques

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Imagine, you start your car in the morning only to hear a loud noise. Chances are that your catalytic converter has been stolen!                         Photo credit: Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press While this is a concern for everyone, we have recently seen an…

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Help Keep Student “Helpers” Safe / Aider à assurer la sécurité des élèves « aidants »

By | COVID-19, Events Webcasts, General, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, Student Safety, Supervision | No Comments

Students love to help. It gives them a sense of responsibility and the feeling of being a valued member of the school community. Common types of student helper tasks include stacking chairs, moving desks, AV carts, and emptying recycling bins. While well-intentioned, the risk management concerns related to having student “helpers” assist with moving furniture and equipment or performing maintenance…

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Alcohol Based Hand Rubs in Ontario Schools  / Utilisation de désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool dans les écoles de l’Ontario

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Thank you to Chris Kreibich of Premium Risk Services for this week’s blog. Chris works with OSBIE as a representative for our HELP (Human Element Loss Prevention) program. He has 13 years experience as a commercial loss control inspector and 19 years as a firefighter. He is a qualified Fire Prevention Officer &…

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The right fire extinguisher for the right purpose / Le bon extincteur pour le bon usage

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Geoff Cranstone. Mr. Cranstone is a commercial insurance inspector with 17 years of experience in the industry in Canada. He is employed by IV3 Solutions (one of our representatives for our HELP (Human Element Loss Prevention) program) and provides risk assessment and risk mitigation services throughout…

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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*** With the increase in arson and vandalism claims during periods when schools are unoccupied, it is important to review building security practices. Not only do these losses cost millions of dollars to repair, but it can also take upwards of 18 months until the school is fully operational. There are steps that can…

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Get Ready, Winter is Coming…/ Préparez-vous, l’hiver approche…

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***Version française au bas de la page*** This year’s long range winter forecast – SNOW!!! Since our inception, slips and falls due to ice and snow remain the most frequent cause of loss and source of claims. Resulting injuries range from sprains to fractures to closed head injuries. Slip and fall incidents are also one of the more preventable situations….

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OSBIE’s RM Seminar – Session Recordings Available / Enregistrements de séances disponibles

By | Building Security, Claims, COVID-19, Events Webcasts, Facilities Management, General, General Information, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management | No Comments

Last week OSBIE hosted our first Virtual Risk Management Seminar which attracted representation from 87% of the membership with 1,146 session registrations. We’re thrilled with this result and want to thank everyone who attended and participated. We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Session Participation Draws: Amanda S. – Thames Valley DSB Sandra L. – Ottawa-Carleton DSB Connie O….

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OSBIE’s Virtual Risk Management Seminar – Register NOW!/ Séminaire virtuelle sur la gestion des risques

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

***Version française en bas de la page*** WHAT TO EXPECT? Various webinars throughout the week of November 2 – 6, 2020 offering school board risk management focused sessions for respective school board employee groups. ALL sessions are offered at no charge for OSBIE Members. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Principals, Vice Principals, Human Resources, Health & Safety, Facilities and Operations Management, Purchasing…

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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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