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‘It really takes an earthquake to get people to start preparing,’ says B.C. emergency kit maker

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Survey from Emergency Preparedness B.C. says only 13 per cent of households have complete plan A recent article on CBC.ca highlighted British Columbian’s sudden interest in Earthquake emergency preparedness following a string of serious earthquakes off the coast of B.C. and California. While it’s fantastic that these events have encouraged people to get serious about first aid kits and personal safety in emergency situations, it shouldn’t take a natural disaster for people to prioritize this….

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Spotlight on Philips HeartStart AED Units

Pickering Safety has set up multiple Philips AED programs for various clients. We offered delivery, installation and set up at various locations throughout the business. As well as follow up throughout the years to replace expired pads and batteries and ensure all units were up to date and in running order. Pickering Safety has also taken over multiple AED maintenance programs from various vendors whom failed to supply appropriate follow through. HeartStart OnSite AED The…

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The Small Device with the Power to Save a Life

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Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes nearly 300,000 people in the US, 700,000 people in Europe, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. The majority of these people have no warning, since they show no prior symptoms. And sadly, less than seven percent survive, often because emergency medical services cannot reach them in time. SCA most often occurs when the electrical system of the heart becomes chaotic, causing it to stop beating effectively. Lacking proper…

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Invest in the Things that Separate You from the Ground: Invest in High Quality Steel Toe Boots

For decades, steel toe rubber boots have protected workers from impact and compression injuries in factories, job sites, farms, and ranches.  Combining a steel toe with rubber provides additional protection from liquids and chemicals.  A steel toe rubber boot simply provides workers with superb work site protection in a number of industries. Not all steel toe boots are created equal. As always, Pickering Safety carries only the highest quality products. Our steel toe boot selection…

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I’m an Independent Contractor. Do I Need to Meet WorkSafeBC Safety Requirements?

Pickering Safety Can Help Independent Contractors Meet WCB Requirements Pickering Safety helps businesses across British Columbia and Canada meet the first aid and safety supplies requirements outlined by WorkSafeBC. If your business hires contractors or if you are a prime contractor who hires subcontractors, it is important to ensure that all parties are covered to conform with WorkSafeBC workplace safety requirements. WorkSafeBC provides no fault insurance that protects employers from claims arising from accidents in…

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Meet WCB Requirements with Pickering Safety’s New WCB First Aid Kit Refill Tool

The Easiest Way to Keep Your WCB First Aid Kits Compliant Many of our customers are businesses that need to stay compliant with WCB first aid and safety requirements. We want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to become compliant and remain compliant throughout their operations. Our First Online WCB Kit Tool Was Our Popular WCB First Aid Kit Finder First, we developed our handy “WCB Finder Tool” which is a fully-digital…

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It’s the Season of Search and Rescue and Pickering Offers the Right Gear and Supplies

North Shore Rescue (NSR) is a Mountain Search and Rescue Team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The team consists of approximately 50 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. NSR performs approximately 130 search & rescue operations annually, with some operations lasting multiple days. They are just one example of the many search and rescue teams across British Columbia that help keep people safe. Cоmmunіtу Emergency Response Tеаm…

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British Columbia Wildfires 2017: Support the Relief Effort

Wildfires During British Columbia Summers are Becoming More Common This summer of 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most active wildfire seasons we’ve seen in years. Everyone is talking about the speed with which the fires emerged and the scale of damage that they are doing as over 200 wildfires rage across the province. In 2015, Pickering Safety published a blog post to raise awareness about fire safety and to highlight some…

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Here’s How ‘Safety’ Changes in British Columbia During the Summer Months

Vancouver is arguably never more beautiful than during the summer months. The transition from winter to spring and from spring to summer happens quickly in the Vancouver area and results in dramatic temperature and weather changes. The summer season in Vancouver brings with it much warmer temperatures and much less rainfall. Conditions are less cold and less slippery, therefore, the work environment in some industries like construction, fire fighting, mining, forestry and law enforcement adapts…

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Three Important WorkSafeBC Issues to Pay Attention to So Far in 2017

WorkSafe BC cases are playing a crucial role in highlighting important issues that are caused by unsafe working conditions. Unsafe work practices and conditions can cause the workers to either be exposed directly to danger, or suffer from conditions that can lead to problems. In 2017, new WorkSafeBC issues have been arising that deserve attention because they are directly related to employee safety and may even influence new legislation in the future that employers should…

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A Tragic Death in British Columbia Sparks Important WCB Safety Concerns

The Accident Raises Important Questions about WCB Regulations The death of a construction worker in Saanich, British Columbia has sparked concerns that not enough is being done by the BC government to enforce safety in the work place. Ronald Huetzelmann died on January 15th 2017 of injuries he suffered on January 10th. Huetzelmann “fell from the third floor of the Shire Urban Living development, currently under construction on Quadra Street”. Apparently, he was working on…

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Ten Reasons to Keep a First-Aid Kit in Your Home and Office

Accidents and injuries can occur anywhere – at home, at the workplace, while driving or while participating in sports events. They are not wished for but they do happen. Hence, it is essential to be prepared for such medical emergencies. Keeping a first-aid kit at home and in the office can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Here are the top ten reasons to keep a first-aid kit at your home and office: 1.Treat…

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Please Do Your Part to Prevent BC Fires

Summer Wildfires in Canada Every year there are hundreds of wildfires across Canada during the summer months. Western provinces including British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are particularly susceptible. Many of these fires could be prevented but in some cases are started due to natural, dry conditions and therefore spread even more rapidly. Regardless, wildfires put residents, firefighters and millions of dollars of infrastructure – houses, businesses, schools etc. at risk each year. In 2015, over…

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