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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.

2020 Webinar Dates:

  • February 12, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • May 27, 2020
  • October 7, 2020

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

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