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Summer Security Tips / Conseils de sécurité pour l’été

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***Version française au bas de la page*** As another school year is wrapping up, we want to leave our members with a few tips to keep our school’s property safe over the summer. Consider the current location of these school owned items: Computers – desktops, laptops, and tablets Handheld Devices – iPods, calculators, smart phones Audio Visual Equipment – projectors,…

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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*** With the end of school being “virtually” around the corner, school boards are thinking of ways they can help their students celebrate their hard work and accomplishments for this past year. Given the current stay-at-home order and the new Roadmap to Reopen, it’s difficult to predict what (if any) kind of gatherings will…

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Incident Report System Updates / Mises à jour du système de rapports d’incident

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***Version française au bas de la page*** OSBIE is excited to announce the upcoming changes to our Incident Reporting system, effective July 2021. Removal of Print feature – To help our environment, OSBIE has become paperless. What better way to celebrate this accomplishment than to encourage our members to do the same? Submitted incident reports are retained in OSBIE’s database…

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Did you know… / Saviez-vous que…?

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***Version française au bas de la page*** OSBIE is now on LinkedIn? We want to invite all our blog subscribers to follow us. *OSBIE members – follow us on LinkedIn between May 19 – 21 and you will be entered in a draw to win a $25 gift card of your choice! Blog Update The OSBIE Blog was developed in…

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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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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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Incident Reporting Quick Tips / Conseils rapides sur le signalement des incidents

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***Version française au bas de la page*** If you know only one thing about OSBIE, it’s likely the incident reporting process. This blog is dedicated to address 5 common questions about the process. WHY DO I NEED TO SUBMIT OSBIE INCIDENT REPORTS? The information in incident reports is used by OSBIE to assist in the investigation of a claim on…

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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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Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 / Naviguer dans les contestations judiciaires liées à la COVID‑19

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Webinar: Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST As school boards across the province take steps to return to “normal”, the continued efforts to maintain a safe and healthy environment remains a top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided little certainty or stability over the last year, and new…

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