Occupier’s Liability

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

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***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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Unauthorized roof access / Accès non autorisé aux toits

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Access to rooftops is an attractive nuisance. In most cases, it is simply for the thrill of doing something you are not supposed to do, but sometimes it results in damage to school board property or injuries to those trespassing. While childproofing your property is not the expectation, taking actions towards bringing awareness…

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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

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***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

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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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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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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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Register Today! Playground Equipment Inspections Webinar/Inscrivez-vous aujourd’hui! Webinaire sur l’inspection de l’équipement de terrain de jeu

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Date:     Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Time:     2:00 PM EDT Speaker: Allison Palis, OSBIE Session Description: While playground equipment may be closed to students during the school day due to COVID-19, it is important that maintenance and inspection routines continue for those community members that use the equipment after-hours and on weekends. During this webinar we will discuss: The CAN/CSA Z614…

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OSBIE’s June Webinar Series – Register NOW! / Série de webinaires de l’OSBIE en juin

By | Claims, Events Webcasts, General, General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

While COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many activities and events, we are pleased to share that OSBIE presentations are not one of them! OSBIE is offering a series of webinars during the month of June at no charge for our members. Here’s a chance to sharpen and enhance your insurance and risk management knowledge from the comfort of…

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