Safety and PPE

Safety guidelines and where to source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist your business reopening. 

Find Local Businesses Providing PPE

As Durham Region businesses prepare to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a need for personal protective equipment as required by Provincial guidelines for various sectors. For more information on the guidelines, please visit the Province’s health and safety guidelines website.

Below is a list of local area manufacturers who sell or have pivoted to produce these supplies. The Region of Durham makes no warranties regarding the efficacy of any of the products nor does it make any warranties that products listed below meet the health and safety guidelines set out by the various governing bodies. It is up to the purchaser to ensure any and all requirements and to purchase items accordingly.

If you would like to be added to this listing, please contact us at investdurham@durham.ca

 

Durham Region PPE Suppliers

 

Mask Fittings

 

Produced and Sold Locally

Sold Locally

 

 

Other PPE Sources

The COVID PPE HELP marketplace is a network that connects customers, suppliers, donors and logistics to fulfill PPE needs across Canada. 

Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing suppliers providing critical goods listing.

Ontario PPE Directory 

Masks

Sanitizer

Gloves

Goggles

Gowns

Disinfectants

Face shields

Plexiglass Shields

 

 

Health and Safety Guidelines

Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – reopening our province. Review the staged approach and which businesses are permitted to open. 

Everyone working in the agriculture sector needs to consider how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, including:

  • farm and greenhouse workers
  • equipment operators
  • maintenance workers
  • truck drivers
  • administrative staff

Review the Province of Ontario's website where they are providing resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 specific to the agriculture sector. 

Agriculture health and safety during COVID-19 - Province of Ontario Guidelines

Information includes:

  • Best practices
  • Protecting yourself and your coworkers
  • Physical distancing tips
  • Workplace sanitation
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Managing Production Schedules
  • Tracking workforce

Review the Province of Ontario's website where they are providing resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 specific to the construction sector. 

Construction health and safety during COVID-19 - Province of Ontario Guidelines

Information includes:

  • Best practices
  • Protecting yourself and your coworkers
  • Reporting illness
  • Physical distancing
  • On-site sanitation
  • Production Schedules
  • Sector resources

Everyone working in food processing and food manufacturing needs to consider how they can be safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, including:

  • bakers
  • butchers
  • production associates
  • operators
  • cleaners/sanitation staff
  • packers
  • material handlers
  • engineers
  • shippers/receivers
  • office administrators
  • production managers
  • quality control staff
  • supervisors
  • maintenance staff

Review the Province of Ontario's website where they are providing resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 specific to the food processing sector. 

Food processing health and safety during COVID-19 - Province of Ontario Guidelines

Information includes:

  • Best practices
  • Protecting yourself and your coworkers
  • Physical distancing tips
  • Workplace sanitation
  • Managing Production Schedules
  • Tracking workforce

Everyone working in manufacturing needs to consider how they can be safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, including:

  • operators
  • cleaners
  • material handlers
  • engineers
  • shippers/receivers
  • office administrators
  • production managers
  • supervisors
  • maintenance staff

Review the Province of Ontario's website where they are providing resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 specific to the manufacturing sector. 

Manufacturing health and safety during COVID-19 - Province of Ontario Guidelines

Information includes:

  • Best practices
  • Protecting yourself and your coworkers
  • Physical distancing tips
  • Workplace sanitation
  • Managing Production Schedules
  • Tracking workforce

Everyone working in the restaurant and food services sector needs to consider how they can be safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, including:

  • cashiers
  • chefs
  • dishwashers
  • administrators
  • drive-thru operators
  • maintenance staff

Review the Province of Ontario's website where they are providing resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 specific to the restaurant and food services sector. 

Manufacturing health and safety during COVID-19 - Province of Ontario Guidelines

Information includes:

  • Best practices
  • Protecting yourself and your coworkers
  • Physical distancing tips
  • Workplace sanitation
  • Managing Production Schedules
  • Tracking workforce

The Province of Ontario is compiling health and safety resources from many associations.

The guidance includes:

General

Agriculture

Auto

Child care

Conservation

Commercial industrial

Construction

Corrections

Film and TV

Fire services

Food retail

Forestry

Funeral

Golf

Health care

Maintenance

Manufacturing

Mining

Office

Parks and recreation

Personal and animal services

Police services

Restaurants

Retail

Social services

Tourism and hospitality

Transit

Transportation

Utilities