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Loss Control

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

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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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Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Tips / Conseils sur la cybersécurité

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your house, apartment, office, or classroom, it’s also a good time to renew your cyber knowledge and tidy up your cyber footprint. Experts suggest that the following TOP 4 TIPS can greatly reduce your cyber risk exposure Validate all incoming email addresses for legitimacy…

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Keeping our schools & premises safe during any closure / Assurer la sécurité de nos écoles…

By | Building Security, COVID-19, Facilities Management, Fire Safety, General, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** From this blogger’s perspective, there’s a lot of uncertainty about what the rest of the school year will look like. Will students return to in-person learning? If so, when? Could schools be open all summer (ok, probably not)? As we wait to hear from decision makers, one thing is certain, to avoid loss…

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Fire hazards from combustibles adjacent to buildings / Danger d’incendie lié aux combustibles à proximité des bâtiments

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Managing fire safety hazards plays a critical part of any property risk management program, with the ultimate focus on protecting employees, facilities and other assets required for your operations. Fire caused by arsonists is an ongoing issue for the OSBIE membership. While arson claims are low in frequency, the severity is high. For…

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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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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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