Why is it Called a Bump Test Anyway? Coal Mines and Canaries


Posted On 01/06/2017


Why is it Called a Bump Test Anyway?  The first real form of gas detection was the canary in a coal mine. Canaries were used because they would fall victim to the effects of carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases well before miners, and as a result, alert the miners to change...


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Vallen Canada Announces New Branch Location in Burlington, Ontario


Posted On 24/05/2017


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country.  Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO, Safety and Fac...


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Think Twice About Using That Public Restroom Soap ...


Posted On 21/04/2017


When Is the Last Time You Saw a Bar of Soap in a Public Restroom? When safer, cleaner, more sanitary options became available we stopped using bar soap in public places. It’s time for another shift. Today the issue is that this bar of soap is probably safer to use than refillable bulk soap. Cu...


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Vallen Canada Announces New Branch Location in Fort St. John British Columbia


Posted On 11/04/2017


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO, Safety Products and Faci...


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CUT RESISTANT STANDARDS


Posted On 31/03/2017


In January 2016 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) introduced a new standard called the ANSI/ISEA 105. The goal for updating this standard was to create consistency between ANSI and EN388 methods as well as to account of the recent advances in cut resistant yarns and technologies. ...


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Vallen Canada Announces New Logo Transition


Posted On 31/01/2017


Vallen Canada Announces New Logo TransitionWith branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen Canada is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business ...


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Vallen Announces New Branch Location and Appointment of Branch Manager


Posted On 10/11/2016


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO, Safety Products and Faci...


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Vallen is launching the Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor from Industrial Scientific.


Posted On 21/09/2016


    Vallen is launching the  Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor from Industrial Scientific. With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen ha...


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DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™ Sleeve Product Recall


Posted On 30/08/2016


PRODUCT STOP USE AND RECALL / REPLACEMENT NOTICEIMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIREDDear Customer:After more than 30 years of use in the fall protection industry, the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve has beenreplaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve.Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the pe...


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3m - Vallen Hearin Loss Prevention Seminar - Edmonton, Alberta


Posted On 18/08/2016


 Location: Vallen 4810-92 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2X4 Date: Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:30 am – 12:30 pmWho Should Attend?The program is designed for professionals whoare responsible for the development,implementation, and maintenance of a hearingloss prevention program includin...


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3M - Vallen Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar - Calgary, Alberta


Posted On 18/08/2016


Location:VallenBay#10, 5251-48 Avenue SECalgary, AlbertaT2B 3S2Date: Tuesday September 20, 20168:30 am – 12:30 pm Who Should Attend?The program is designed for professionals whoare responsible for the development,implementation, and maintenance of a hearingloss prevention program including th...


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Vallen Proudly Supports The Lung Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories


Posted On 09/08/2016


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country.  Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO, Safety Produc...


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Recall Notice


Posted On 06/07/2016


To our valued customers,Please find attached information pertaining to the voluntary recall on the 3M Peltor X3A series earmuffs. All information and instructions are attached in the link below.The affected units were manufactured between March 2016 and May 2016.We apologize for any inconvenience th...


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Fort McMurray Branch Re-Opens for Business


Posted On 09/06/2016


Vallen Fort McMurray is open for business.  Our team opened the branch on Monday, June 6 with limited availability to product and technical service.  As of today (June 9) inventories of hard goods are cleansed and available for sale.  Soft goods are being replaced.We have stationed...


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NEW CSA HARD HAT STANDARD


Posted On 30/05/2016


WORKING SMART STARTS HERE AT VALLENMAY 2016 New CSA Hard Hat Standard Published by Canadian Standards Association, operating as "CSA Group" and all references taken from publication January 2015. There is a new CSA Standard for Protective headwear CSA Z94.1-15 that is replacing CSA Z94.1-05 ...


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Vallen Fort McMurray Customer Support


Posted On 30/05/2016


May 30, 2016   Information Update   Fort McMurray Fires and Vallen Support for Your Business   Sent to all Vallen Fort McMurray Customers:   With the improvements in the fire conditions in Fort McMurray, we are preparing to the re-opening of our bra...


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Vallen Announces New Prairie Regional Director


Posted On 13/05/2016


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO, Safety Products and Faci...


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Fort McMurray Fires and Vallen Support for Your Business


Posted On 13/05/2016


Information Update - May 13, 2016 - Conditions have improved enough in Fort McMurray to allow shipping to customers at the Oil Sands facilities daily.We have made specific arrangements to ship your orders via Fort McKay Logistics. Details for shipments will be provided through our CSR team whil...


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Vallen, Fort McMurray


Posted On 04/05/2016


May 20, 2016Information Update  Fort McMurray Fires and Vallen Support for Your Business Sent to all Vallen Fort McMurray Customers Conditions have improved enough in Fort McMurray to allow select shipping to customers at the Oil Sands facilities.  We have made specif...


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Vallen Canada Launches New VALLEN.ca


Posted On 02/05/2016


Edmonton, AB, May 2, 2016 — Vallen is excited to launch the new vallen.ca which will dramatically draw attention in the digital world of Industrial, Janitorial and Safety products. The new and improved site will capture ecommerce opportunities, expanded product and search capabilities, product doc...


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Vallen Canada Opens Technical Services in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Posted On 11/04/2016


Sudbury, Ontario April 11, 2016 — Vallen confirms that our existing branch in Sudbury, Ontario will effective immediately be providing Technical Service on Fall Arrest Blocks and Harnesses within the Sudbury and area. Vallen Technical Services department provides preventive maintenance inspection,...


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Vallen Announces Appointment to Director of Supply Chain


Posted On 08/04/2016


Edmonton, AB, April 8, 2016 — Vallen pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Pahl as Director of Supply Chain. This is a vital role for our organization as we manage through a volatile market, the challenges of resource industry downturn, and the exciting growth in many new segments. Doug ...


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Vallen Announces Appointment to Health, Safety and Environment Manager


Posted On 16/01/2016


Edmonton, AB, January 16, 2016 — Vallen pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Kimmitt as Health, Safety, and Environment Manager. Nicole relocated to Edmonton in January to join the Vallen team, bringing with her a diverse professional background. She has over 10 years’ experience, wor...


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Ice – Food for thought!


Posted On 13/11/2015


Ice plays a big part in Alberta winters; it’s part of fishing, snowmobiling and in some areas as a means of transportation. Whether it be for recreational purposes or the transport of goods, ice is a serious safety concern. Cautionary measures should be taken before undertaking any kind of ...


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Vallen Opens New Location in Lloydminster, Alberta.


Posted On 03/11/2015


With branches across the country and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Vallen is one of the most experienced and innovative industrial goods and service suppliers in the country. Vallen has unrivalled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of Industrial MRO and Safety Products along with T...


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Eye Injuries…What Do YOU Know?


Posted On 11/10/2015


We’ve all done it at one time or another, some more than others. The lens is dirty/fogging up/scratched/not comfortable/bumping your hard hat…the excuses are endless, the consequences could be permanent. Safety glasses are not mandatory in every work environment. If they’re mentioned/o...


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Are you Winter ready?


Posted On 14/09/2015


Autumn is upon us which means in a few short months winter will be here. Are you ready for the frigid winter weather? Are your home and vehicles equipped in case of an emergency? Do you know what you would need in case of a week-long power outage? Do you know what you would need if you w...


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Sudbury partners with Cambrian College


Posted On 09/09/2015


The Sudbury Vallen Branch is embarking on a partnership with the Cambrian College Paramedics Program. The coordinators of the program requested to conduct a mock paramedic call inside our Sudbury warehouse.  As you can see from the pictures attached, the coordinators are marki...


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Online Catalogue


Posted On 14/08/2015


We are excited to announce the launch of our digital catalogue – this comes only a few short months after the release of our freshly updated print catalogue in June. As new products are released, they will immediately be added to the online platform allowing customers and staff, alike, to...


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Hi My Name is Vallen!


Posted On 14/08/2015


Let’s Get to Know Each other!Hi, I’m Vallen! A hard working Canadian just like you. My goal is to help supply your business with the right equipment and services. Some say I’m the best kept industry secret. I have unparalleled proficiency in the business-to-business supply of safety, industria...


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GOLF INVITATIONAL


Posted On 06/07/2015


allen hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Invitational at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club yesterday as an initiative to support two chosen charities: the Alberta Cancer Foundation, our anchor charity, as well as this year’s employee choice; the Alzheimer’s Society. Most of us would be able to say tha...


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VALE HONOURED AT CIM AWARDS GALA


Posted On 24/05/2015


At Vallen we strive to promote safe, healthy and productive workplaces through the partnerships and relationships we have with our customers and employees alike. It is always a privilege for us to work with customers who are recognized as being leaders in the industry where safety is concerned and k...


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ISHN READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS


Posted On 19/05/2015


Vallen has spent the better part of 2015 focused on creating awareness around working at heights and educating customers on the safety concerns, and how best to combat these concerns with products made available to them across multiple categories. Both Capital Safety and Honeywell Safety Products ha...


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MINING SAFETY AT MICHAEL A. RIFFEL HIGH SCHOOL


Posted On 18/05/2015


Vallen employees Graham Linton and Tom Hamann in conjunction with Michael A. Riffel High School, Regina, have developed a one semester program that prepares students to enter the mining industry upon completing their Grade 12.  Students receive instruction on various safety programs such as 1st...


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FORT SASKATCHEWAN NOW OPEN!


Posted On 07/05/2015


Vallen invites you to visit our new branch in Fort Saskatchewan!Vallen opened its doors to a new branch in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta on Monday, May 11th, 2015. We invite you to stop by in the weeks to come and see what Vallen has to offer. “Expanding Vallen to Fort Saskatchewan was never question...


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GRAHAM LINTON VALLEN’S SAFETY SPECIALIST


Posted On 07/02/2015


This December / January edition of the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine featured Vallen’s Safety Specialist Graham Linton. Graham was very kindly asked to offer his expertise on the struck by accidents in the construction industry. He offered many key points that can be used to enhance work p...


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EBOLA INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES


Posted On 23/10/2014


The Ebola virus is a severe, life-threatening disease that is spread through direct contact with infected bodily fluids.In keeping with our commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment, Vallen has been coordinating with vendors on Ebola infection control measures relative to the ap...


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HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK: BODY FLUID CLEAN-UP AND BEYOND


Posted On 12/08/2014


Herb Schmidt Vallen’s Facilities Maintenance specialist will demonstrate effective containment and clean-up of exposed body fluids in the workplace. He will emphasize the proper utilization of safe chemicals and procedures to avoid cross-contamination and to ensure proper containment of associate...


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PARTNERS IN PREVENTION 2014: HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW


Posted On 06/08/2014


OCTOBER 2, 2014Northeastern Ontario – Steelworkers Union Hall & Conference CentreClick here to find out more »


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VALLEN REQUIRES YOUR CONSENT!


Posted On 07/06/2014


Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation requires you to take action. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND CONSENT We would like to share company updates, sales flyers, electronic publications and relevant communications regarding Vallen with you. In order for us to continue to do so while compl...


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A DIFFERENT SAFETY PERSPECTIVE


Posted On 25/04/2014


I know you baby boomers have heard every safety talk known to man, but I’m fairly sure you haven’t had a social media tailgate. I know what you’re thinking – PPE and social media? What’s in the water over there at CenturyVallen (now Vallen)? Go get that nice logo’d travel mug that you wo...


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WHERE ARE THE GENERATION Y SLACKERS?


Posted On 22/04/2014


When CenturyVallen’s (now Vallen’s) General Manager suggested we hire via the “Friends and Family” program I lowered my head in dread. We run a busy warehouse and the last thing I needed was a group of low motivation teenagers with no respect for starting times or hard work, bumbling through...


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UNITING EVERYONE IN THE WAY OF CENTURYVALLEN (NOW VALLEN)


Posted On 21/04/2014


It is always an inspiring thing to see an organization come together and do something amazing for their community. We do not often think of companies and corporations as being kind or compassionate, but when the company is filled with people of incredible generosity and community spirit, the company...


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CENTURYVALLEN (NOW VALLEN) INTRODUCES THE HEALTH SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT BOARD


Posted On 20/04/2014


You’re conducting a company HSE Inspection, or perhaps you’re doing an internal audit for your Certificate of Recognition. Where do you go to get the answers to the questions:Is the written/signed health and safety policy prominently posted or made available to the worker?Are the company rules p...


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CENTURYVALLEN (NOW VALLEN) HOLDS COMPANY-WIDE BRANCH SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE MEETING


Posted On 15/04/2014


In May 2013, CenturyVallen (now Vallen) held its first Branch Safety Representative meeting.  BSRs from B.C. to Ontario attended. BSRs are a Health, Safety & Environment resource person for every branch.As well as a chance to meet each other and share experiences, BSRs took t...


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THE COMPLIANCE CONUNDRUM…


Posted On 15/04/2014


5 ways CenturyVallen (now Vallen) is a one-stop shop for all your compliance needs!When it comes to ensuring your equipment and people are able to work safely and with fully certified equipment, CenturyVallen (now Vallen) provides a one stop shop for all your compliance requirements. From track...


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MEN IN BLUE TIGHTS – A SUCCESS STORY!


Posted On 11/04/2014


The folks at the CenturyVallen (now Vallen) Red Deer branch sure have a unique way to get their point across. To demonstrate their commitment to promoting energy saving and environmental awareness, these brave men, (yes, I said men), dressed up in blue unitards and tutus as a part of an internal vid...


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CENTURYVALLEN UNDERGOES REBRAND: BECOMES VALLEN


Posted On 09/04/2014


For more than 75 years, CenturyVallen has enhanced its customers’ productivity, safety and compliance. Now, CenturyVallen is ready to take the next step in its evolution and enhance its brand to reflect its commitment to excellence in customer service. Moving forward, CenturyVallen will be known a...


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CENTURYVALLEN (NOW VALLEN) INTRODUCES ITS NEW 1ST STEP EMPLOYEE REPORTING BOOKLET


Posted On 03/04/2014


We’ve all heard it before – “Don’t open the First Aid Kit, you’ll drown in paperwork”, and yet we say ‘Report everything’.It’s the dilemma that we all wrestle with, how to get people to report and how to do it easily.We had Hazard Report cards and Incident Report forms, along with ...


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