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Risk Management

Managing the school board’s liability exposure during a pandemic / Gestion de l’exposition au risque de responsabilité du conseil scolaire en période de pandémie

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***Version française au bas de la page*** While the province is starting to relax restrictions and permit the reopening of businesses along with some outdoor recreational amenities and summer camp programs, school boards are starting to ask, “How do we manage this exposure?” Outlining the duty of care owed specific to COVID-19 will assist all school board staff to identify…

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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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End of year activities during COVID-19 / Activités de fin d’année durant la COVID-19

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***Version française au bas de la page*** COVID-19 has caused people and organizations to rethink how we achieve what was previously considered normal activities.  Who would have guessed that the 19/20 school year would experience such things as school closures, being taught through distance learning and the main way we would be interacting would be through virtual platforms and messaging…

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Flood preparedness tips / Conseils de préparation aux inondations

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***Version française au bas de la page*** The following are proactive steps that can be taken to minimize damage in advance of flood conditions and may assist in reducing the impact of flooding on your school building. These preparations are equally important during school closures. These practical steps can be taken immediately to reduce your risk profile: Include flood hazard…

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Distance Learning and Cyberbullying during COVID-19 / Apprentissage à distance et cyberintimidation durant la pandémie de COVID-19

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***Version française au bas de la page*** “During the COVID-19 pandemic, with adolescents likely to use digital platforms even more for personal or educational purposes, there could be a concurrent increase in cyberbullying, an expert warned. When smartphones and social media became ubiquitous for students, cyberbullying rates went up,” Sameer Hinduja, PhD, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida…

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Watch out for Zoom-bombing / Méfiez-vous du « Zoom-bombing »

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***Version française au bas de la page*** As schools adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have shifted to communicating remotely using video conference platforms like Zoom, prompting a hacking phenomenon known as “Zoom-bombing.” In a typical attack, an unwanted perpetrator tries to disrupt an online class by hacking in and displaying images and language that may be pornographic, hateful or…

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

By | General, General Information, Incident Reporting, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** With the Provincial government mandating that schools remain closed to students until at least May 4th, 2020, school boards are looking at ways to support and educate our students. We wanted to assure all OSBIE members that teachers and staff working within the scope of their duties for the school board are covered…

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Construction projects amid COVID-19 / Projets de construction et COVID-19

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***Version française au bas de la page*** The spring and summer months are generally the time that school boards are entering into various construction projects. With the Ford government identifying construction as an essential business our members, have several questions pertaining to their own construction projects, such as: Should we continue with our construction projects? What type of correspondence should…

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Cyber Security Tips while working from home / Conseils sur la cybersécurité pour le travail à domicile

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Cybersecurity experts are renewing their warnings that the COVID-19 crisis is a huge opportunity for criminals to take advantage of confusion as people are forced to work away from the office/school. 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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School use by outside agencies during COVID-19 / Utilisation de l’école par des agences externes pendant COVID-19

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Schools have always been regarded as short-term evacuation centers.  With the schools currently being shut down indefinitely in conjunction with community needs to deal with COVID-19, we believe there is a chance that our members may be approached to help support their communities. We would expect most, if not all, school boards have…

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