Risk Management

Risk Management Advisories

Take Our Kids to Work

Each year, thousands of students participate in the annual “Take Our Kids to Work” day.  Usually in the weeks leading up to this event, we receive inquiries from school board members who have been contacted by businesses who have employees who wish to bring their son or daughter to work on that day.  The following is a sample template of a memo that could be provided to these businesses in advance of this annual event:

The ________________________ District School Board is a member of the Ontario School Boards' Insurance Exchange (OSBIE).

Students out of school for "Take Our Kids to Work" are covered under the Board's liability insurance for the duration of the event. The student and the employer are protected against a law suit arising out of the negligence of the student while performing the duties within this work experience program.  The board’s insurance coverage does not extend to protect the employer and other employees for negligence arising out of their actions. Please note that the coverage is for liability and is not meant to reimburse any medical expenses incurred should an accident happen involving the student at the workplace. The liability coverage extends to protect the student in the event that damage is caused accidentally by the student to the employer's property while it is in the student's care, custody and control, subject to a deductible of $100 per occurrence.  The school board's insurance does not cover theft or vandalism by students.

Students are not covered under the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) for this event. We suggest that the employer also check their own insurance policy to confirm coverage for visitors.


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