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Winter Activities

Can snow hills create an attractive nuisance? / Les buttes de neige peuvent-elles créer une nuisance attirante?

By | Claims, Facilities Management, Insurance, Liability, Risk Management, Student Safety, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** During the winter season consistent removal of snow and ice reduces the hazard of slip and fall injuries. However, stockpiling large amounts of plowed snow on the school property may create other hazards and liability exposures. Man-made snow hills entice children to climb, slide and tunnel on the hill and can create what…

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Keeping students safe at school and at home / La sécurité des élèves à l’école et à la maison

By | COVID-19, General, General Information, Ophea Guidelines, Risk Management, School Activities, Student Safety, Supervision, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française au bas de la page*** It seemed challenging to craft one blog posting that would be relevant for everyone given our current diverse learning environment. So, we decided to post 2 quick blogs in 1! If you’re back to a brick-and-mortar school this week, here are OSBIE’s Risk Management recommendations for one of Ontario’s favourite winter pastimes: Snow…

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Winter Loss of Balance Claims by the Numbers/ Les pertes d’equilibre et les chutes hivernales

By | Claims, Facilities Management, General, General Information, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Liability, Loss Control, Occupier’s Liability, Risk Management, Winter Activities | No Comments

***Version française en bas de la page*** Loss of balance contributed to by snow and ice is one of the most frequently occurring claims and one of the more preventable losses. During a five year period, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 OSBIE opened 250 claims involving loss of balance on school property (exterior only) involving snow and or…

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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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