OSBA conducts 4-5 webinars per year to assist in educating and informing members on timely and pertinent industry issues and initiatives.  These webinars provide excellent learning opportunities to not only bus company owners and school board/transportation consortia, but to any staff member from the comfort and convenience of their offices or homes.  These educational opportunities are offered on a complimentary basis to all OSBA members.  To view copies of previous webinar PowerPoint presentations, please login to the members area.

2018 Webinar Dates:

  • January 10, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • May 30, 2018
  • October 17, 2018

Previous webinar topics:

  1. ABS Trouble Light – Go or No-Go?
  2. Advertising & Non-Prescribed Signs/Decals on School Buses
  3. Alcoholic Beverages on Charter Trips
  4. Amendments to Daily Inspection Schedules- HTA Reg. 199/07 Effective Jan.1, 2015
  5. April 1, 2018 – Updates to the Out-of-Service Criteria
  6. Auditor General's Concerns over School Bus Safety
  7. Background Checks
  8. Blocking Intersections While Loading / Unloading Students
  9. Busting the Myth about using the Warning Lamps as a
    “Rear Guard” Measure
  10. Changes to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) – Coming this Fall 
  11. Clarification of "yield entire roadway to pedestrian" rule
  12. Clarifying MTO Medicals
  13. Code W Branding on Driver Licences
  14. Covering or Crossing Out the “School Bus” Signs 
  15. CVOR Points and CVOR Abstracts
  16. Daily Inspection Reports
  17. Daily Vehicle Inspection Refresher – Beyond the Form
  18. Detailed information about the various error criteria to correctly evaluate each and every test and on-road task using the new scoresheet.
  19. Detailed instructions on how to score a road test using the marking guides and new scoresheets including the Daily Inspection Test, Backing Skills Test and On-Road Driving Test.
  20. Distracted Driving – Two-way radio exemption update
  21. Driver Certification Program (DCP) – Information and Updates
  22. Driver Footwear
  23. Driver Hours of Service - Record Keeping Requirements for "local drivers"
  24. Driver Hours of Service Regulations “Tune up”
  25. Driver Medicals – Tips for Avoiding Delays and Licence Downgrades
  26. Ear buds and Headphones
  27. “Eight Lamp” vs. “All Red” Warning System
  28. Electric School Buses – Vehicle of the Future?
  29. Encountering Emergency Vehicles During School Bus Stops
  30. Faded Warning Lamps – When Red is no Longer Red
  31. Failed Diodes on LED lamps
  32. Federal and Provincial Legisla>on Changes for Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving – What it means for you 
  33. Fire Extinguishers
  34. First Aid Kits
  35. High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes – How School Buses are Affected
  36. Hours of Service Reference Guide
  37. Hours of Service – Common Impacts for the Student Transporta
  38. How Do I Know which Version of the CSA D250 Standard Applies to My School Bus?
  39. How is the passenger capacity of a school bus determined?
  40. How the D250 Standard impacts employees at a bus company
  41. Internal Brake Component Inspection - PMVI Annual and Semi-Annual Safety Inspections
  42. International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) – Out-of-province charter impacts for school bus operators
  43. Lap Belts in School Buses – Operational Implications
  44. Licencing Exemptions – When can A, D, G class drivers legally drive a school bus?
  45. Minimum Interior Temperature for School Bus
  46. MTO Carrier Enforcement Facility Audits 
  47. MTO Top 5 – Top 5 defects identified during 2015 school bus inspections
  48. Non-Signalized Intersections & the School Bus Stopping Law
  49. Ontario’s Schedule 7 – July 1, 2016 update
  50. OSBA Criminal Background Check Service – Sharing Results and Verifying Submission to MTO 
  51. Out-of-Province School Bus Licences – Alberta Update
  52. Out-of-Service Criteria Change – Effective April 1, 2017  
  53. PMVI (6 and 12-month safety inspections) Update
  54. PMVI Compliance Products
  55. Prevent Getting Trapped at Gated Railway Crossings
  56. Proposed Canadian ELD Rule
  57. Protecting Against Right Side “Blow-by’s”
  58. Gated Railway Crossing Procedures
  59. Railway Crossings and the Law
  60. Railway Crossings - Criteria to Consider when Developing Routes
  61. Restrictions on passengers riging in the front seat of mini-vans
  62. Retention Period for Inspection and HOS records
  63. RFP’s – Approaches and elements regarding the preparation of proposal submissions to specific RFP’s, but also writing proposals to respond to Ontario student transportation RFPs in general.
  64. RFP's - Responding to HSTS RFP, also reviewing common elements in HSTS RFP
  65. Road Safety Rules in Effect September 1, 2015
  66. Safety Reflector (Triangles) and the Law
  67. Safety Inside the School Bus (overcrowding and insecure objects)
  68. Safety Reflector Triangles – Why? When? Where?
  69. School Bus Licence Plates – “S” Plates vs. “B” Plates  
  70. School Bus Markings, Lettering, Added Colour, Logos, etc.
  71. School Bus Safety Resources Available through
  72. School Bus Speeding
  73. School Bus Stop Arm - The Sign with No Legal Status
  74. School Bus Stopping Laws – Light Rail Transit (LRT) Systems 
  75. Seat Belt Cutters
  76. Seat Belt Release Covers
  77. Seat Belts - Fitting School Buses (Voluntarily) with Seat Belts – Operational and Legal Implications
  78. Section-by-section details on the new road test requirements taking effect July 1, 2017. 
  79. Signage - New “DO NOT STOP on TRACKS” Signs
  80. Smoke Free Ontario Act – School Bus Signage
  81. Special Needs Wheelchair Buses (Yellow) Versus Non-Yellow Wheelchair Buses – Operational and Legal Implications
  82. Start Planning NOW – 2017 OASBO + 2018 CPTC and OTE 
  83. Steps on Back of School Buses
  84. Stickers on School Bus Bumpers – Are they permitted?
  85. Strobe Lights - General Information
  86. Strobe Lights - Pros and Cons of Using
  87. Stop Arm Defect or Red Warning Lamp Defect
  88. Stopping at Abandoned / Decommissioned Railway Tracks
  89. Summer Charter Tune Up for Safe & Legal Charters
  90. The Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act (Bill 174)
  91. The Ill-advised Practice of Lane Blocking to Deter Blow Bys
  92. The School Bus Application Form (SR-LD-006) – What applicants need to know when attending a DriveTest Centre Transporting Oxygen and Propane Tanks
  93. Understanding out-of-province school bus licences
  94. Update on Distracted Driving Exemption for Handheld Two-Way Radios 
  95. U.S. Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule – How it Affects Bus Charters 
  96. When can a School Bus be driven without a Class B or E Licence?
  97. When to Use / Not Use Warning Lights & STOP Arm
  98. Vandal Locks 

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