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

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