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School Activities

COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education / COVID‑19 Considérations relatives à l’éducation physique

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***Version française en bas de la page*** One important resource we direct our members to is the Ontario Physical Activity Standards in Education (OPASSE), managed by Ophea. To increase risk awareness and promote best practices for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to share the following supplemental information that Ophea has developed: COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education This information…

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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

By | Facilities Management, General, General Information, Loss Control, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety | No Comments

***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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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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OSBIE Webcast – Liability and Risk Management 101 / Responsabilité et gestion des risques 101

By | Events Webcasts, General Information, Incident Reporting, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, School Activities, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

OSBIE Webcast – Liability and Risk Management 101 Date:     Tuesday November 26th, 2019 Time:    2 PM EDT Speakers: Julie Welsh and Allison Palis, OSBIE Session Description: School boards face many risks in their day-to-day operations, ranging from student injuries from sports or school activities to transportation and the use of volunteers. This workshop provides a background on the social, legal…

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Animals in schools / Les animaux à l’école

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Members have asked what our recommendations are regarding having animals (other than service/therapy animals) at schools. The following are some considerations to keep in mind. Animals in the classroom Many children are allergic to animals, particularly cats and dogs, so if they are brought into the classroom, these children may experience reactions to…

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Volunteers – we’ve got you covered! / Les bénévoles – vous êtes bien couverts

By | General, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers | No Comments

Question: What do field trips, lunches, recesses and many more school activities have in common? Answer: Volunteers School board volunteers are covered under OSBIE’s liability policy for claims arising from their negligent acts while acting within the scope of their approved duties on behalf of the school board. For volunteers to be successful in their role, school board staff play…

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Coroner Examines Winter Sports Fatalities

By | Field Trips, General, General Information, Liability, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Volunteers, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** Winter Sports Death Review a report by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario examines 45 fatalities related to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in Ontario from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2012. Released in December 2015, the review’s primary purpose is to increase the safety of skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing through…

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