Be Prepared…Not Scared

Emergency preparedness starts with you. In your day to day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes, technological or environmental accidents, such as chemical spills; or service disruptions, such as power failures, can strike any community, including yours, at any time. If you are unprepared for a […]

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Make Your Workplace Safer…It’s Easy!

In British Columbia, all employers, regardless of their size, are required by law to provide a safe working environment. They must ensure that all employees are properly trained and supervised; they must work with employees to identify hazards in the workplace and ensure that hazards are eliminated, isolated or minimized. Every workplace in BC must […]

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Eyewash Stations in the Workplace

Eyewash stations should be located 10 seconds or less walking time from a work process with hazardous chemicals that could be splashed or sprayed into workers’ eyes. Employees who get hazardous substances in their eyes should flush eyes at a eyewash station for 15 minutes. Particles or dust in eyes can also be flushed out […]

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Community Support Program

 In the month of December we ran a community support program for our first time. For every 10 first aid blankets (FB1055) that our customers purchased, SOS Emergency Response Technologies donated 1 to a local Richmond Homeless Shelter. In January, VP of Operations, Stacey Friedman along with her daughters, delivered 30 blankets to the Richmond […]

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January…..Time to Make a Plan

It is always imporant to be aware of your surroundings. Make a plan. Once you know the disasters that can happen in your community (BC can have earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, and floods.)  Be prepared Secure your furniture, appliances and most importantly your water heater, to floors and walls. Keep an 72 hour kit in your […]

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Earthquake Activity

The phone lines at our office and our twitter feed are a buzz with inquiries regarding earthquake or emergency preparedness kits. Our staff has been answering questions and we are loving the clients that are stopping by to visit our Richmond showroom. With several small quakes along the BC coastline the past while,  preparing seems […]

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Emergency Kits can help in any Situation

Residents of  BC have realized  that an incident such as a gunshooting at Starlight Casino in New Westminister resulted in half a day of blocked traffic. All exits, bridges and roadways in the area were not available to the public for over 4 hours. People were stuck in their cars, vans and trucks and everyones […]

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Benefits of Packaged Water in an Emergency

Water, of course, is fundamental to survival. But clean, pure water is often difficult to find amid natural disasters. Why bother with bottled water that may grow bacteria, takes up valuable space and is heavy to carry? Why attempt to remember to throw it out yearly to ensure that it is healthy to consume? SOS […]

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Preparedness is the Key to the Unexpected

Haida Gwaii earthquake. Hurricane Sandy. It’s been a busy week of natural occurences in the world so this a great time to remind everyone that Preparedness is the Key to the Unexpected. There are certain things which are fairly common in nature. And there are some steps which can help you prepare yourself against these […]

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SOS Emergency Response in the News

A Richmond-based emergency kit supplier has had its shelves cleaned out in the wake of Saturday’s massive earthquake off the B.C. coast. The phonelines at SOS Emergency Response Technologies have been red hot since a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 p.m. Saturday off the coast of Haida Gwaii, about 800 kilometres northeast of Richmond. […]

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Drop, Cover, Hold ShakeOut BC

The 2012 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill is this Thursday (October 18th at 10:18 a.m.), and more than 570,000 people are registered to participate. In total more than 13.6 million people worldwide that will practice earthquake safety Thursday, and even more will see and learn what to do through your example. DROP to the ground (before […]

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Fit Testing your Respirator

If you perform any task at the workplace that requires the use of a respirator you must ensure that it fits properly and has a good seal on your face. A fit test needs to be done yearly to check that contaminated air cannot leak into the respirator and be inhaled. To ensure a good […]

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You May Not Wear a Hard Hat But…Office Workers are at Risk Too

Because office areas are not the most hazardous parts of most industrial workplaces, they may not be a safety priority for you and safety probably isn’t an issue much on the minds of office workers, either. As a result, minor hazards go undetected, and those small problems can become costly injuries. What are the major […]

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Eye and Face Hazards

Three of the most common workplace eye and face hazards are flying objects, hazardous chemicals, and dust. And the most common of these three is flying objects. Flying objects are believed to cause the majority of workplace eye injuries, and more than half the objects involved are smaller than the head of a pin. Hazards […]

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Take a Good Look and Make Your Workplace Safer

The only way to know whether workplace hazards exist and whether or not they are safely under control is to look for them on a regular basis. That’s what self-inspections are all about. Processing, receiving, shipping, and storage, including equipment, job planning, layout, heights, floor loads, projection of materials, material handling and storage methods, and […]

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