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Risk Management Centre of Excellence
Frank Cowan Company Risk Management Centre of Excellence is an online resource created by Frank Cowan Company to provide our clients with the information and tools you need to manage the various risk issues you face on a daily basis.
The site has two access levels; Guest (limited access) and Unrestricted for our broker partners, clients and associates.
Available 24/7, 365 days a year, it’s an online resource you can’t be without.
Municipalities can now use Snowman, a web-based portal, to track and record the weather via the Risk Management Centre of Excellence. This service can help Canadian municipalities to manage best practices related to the weather.
For more information, please email Barb Szychta: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Is there signage?
2. Is the approach level with the surface of the footbridge?
3. If lighting exists is it functional?
4. Does the surface have trip issues?
5. Are bicycles and skateboards allowed?
The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA) continues to raise awareness and concern over Ontario’s aging recreation facility infrastructure; the lack of comprehensive professional structural engineer reviews of these facilities and; the absence of regular ongoing inspection for increased stress and strain caused by excessive snow load by building staff. These factors are challenging the structural integrity of many recreation facilities.
Organizations tend to focus more on electronic security than physical security. Remember, the physical security of an organization is just as vulnerable. Take proper measures to ensure that the building, staff, and physical information is protected to guard against a loss.
The pursuit of excellence by facility users often has individuals or entire teams conducting pre‐rental warm‐up or strengthening activities in public areas of a recreation facility. Whether or not this is an appropriate use of a public facility can only be determined by each operation based on several factors which may include facility design and/or the conditions of rental agreement. However, the unpermitted use of a public facility for recreational activities is an obvious risk.
The following summarizes guidelines for the provision of “Public Skating” in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association recognizes that there is a lack of industry guidelines available to manage public skating programs. The intent of these suggested practices is to serve as a supportive risk management tool for facility owners to evaluate current operations and manage a safe and enjoyable skating program.
Light emitting diode (LED) streetlight fixtures are emerging as a high efficiency alternative to traditional street lighting. LED fixtures can reduce energy consumption by as much as 70% and maintenance costs. As more municipalities are replacing their current streetlights with LED luminaires, we’ve attempted to address some common concerns.
Ontario Municipalities have been faced with several adverse court decisions in the recent past. However, the newly released decision in McLeod v. Dutton-Dunwich (reported as McLeod v. General Motors of Canada Ltd., 2014 ONSC 134) represents a positive restatement of the law of municipal liability, and demonstrates that municipal liability claims are still defensible.
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“Safer crack use kits” are used to provide crack users with hardware for a safer and clean way to use the drug as well as provide harm reduction information. Crack kit distribution programs are pragmatic, community-driven initiatives to reduce harm among crack users and reduce
the risk of diseases being spread such as Hepatitis C and HIV.
Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs) help to reduce the risk of HIV and Hepatitis transmissions by increasing access to sterile needles and syringes, removing used needles from circulation and educating clients about the risk of re-using injection equipment.