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Navigate your Social Circle with the Right Personal Safety Equipment

As a leader in personal safety supplies and equipment for nearly three decades, Pickering Safety is privileged to be a leader in combating the spread of the COVID virus. While our first priority is to ensure that health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel are protected, we are also here to help the general public stay safe in their everyday life. From vinyl, powder-free gloves to our reusable 3-Ply fabric face masks, we…

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Our Top 5 Best Selling Personal Protective Equipment in Summer 2020

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have seen a massive surge in demand for Personal Protective Equipment. Pickering Safety is proud to help supply PPE products along with many other safety products that make life during the pandemic a little easier for the public and professionals. While searching for much-needed safety supplies many people today have to deal with masks, lines and product stock-outs; this can be particularly challenging for businesses looking to purchase in…

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Safety in Schools: How First-Aid Kits and Safety Supplies can Save Young Lives

Safety comes first in the Province of British Columbia. By law, schools and other businesses are required to maintain safety standards in accordance with the number of people and the nature of the business or use for a facility. Sadly, the incidence of school shootings and potential pandemics such as the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are on the rise. Having the proper safety equipment ready to deploy in emergency situations literally can save young lives. Pickering Safety…

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N95 Respirator Masks During a Global Virus Outbreak

Episodic outbreaks of viruses garner major headlines and government entities are quick to enact restrictive protocols to ensure that the disease is contained. For people living in countries where there is contamination risk, having a mask that can control the spread of airborne particles is a simple precaution that almost everyone can take. The N95 Respirator Mask In past outbreaks, one mask, the 3M Particulate Respirator 8210, N95, proved to be effective in preventing the…

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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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