Safety and PPE

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

Find Local Businesses Providing PPE

As Durham Region businesses continue to navigate 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

Central Counties Tourism PPE Reimbursement Program

Central Counties Tourism launches PPE Reimbursement program for private and not-for-profit businesses in the hospitality and recreation sector. The program will provide matched funding of 50% up to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant ($2,000 total expense). Eligible expenses include plexiglass, sanitizing stations, masks, stickers, etc., that you needed to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 by keeping your staff and guests safe. Learn more about eligibility or submit an application here.

 

Durham Region PPE Suppliers

 

 

 

Mask Fittings

 

Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in Durham Region are being provided rapid tests by the Ontario government to distribute to small businesses in Durham Region with under 150 employees.

Businesses over 150 employees may order rapid tests directly through the Ontario government portal. If you are an organization with locations across Canada, please order directly from the Health Canada.

Ajax/Pickering Board of Trade Rapid Screening 

Whitby Chamber Rapid Screening

Clarington Board of Trade Rapid Screening

Oshawa Rapid Screening: Email businessdev@oshawachamber.com

Produced and Sold Locally:

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Other PPE Sources

Children and Students

Disinfectants / Disinfecting Services

Ear Protectors

Face shields

Floor Decals

Gloves

Goggles

 

Gowns

Masks

Plexiglass Shields

Sanitization Stations

Sanitizer

Signage

Thermometers

Unique / Specialized Products

  • OrderUp
    Solutions for hospitality businesses: contact tracing, digital menu, contactless ordering, and touchless payments
    Toronto, Ontario - Email
  • Thexyz Inc
    UV-C light sterilizers
    Toronto, Ontario - Email
  • TurboMenu
    Free tool for creating QR code menus for restaurants
    Toronto, Ontario - Email
  • Verde Bio Products
    Customizable kits
    Richmond Hill, Ontario - Email

Rapid Testing Program for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in Durham Region are being provided rapid tests by the Ontario government to distribute to small businesses in Durham Region with under 150 employees.

Businesses over 150 employees may order rapid tests directly through the Ontario government portal. If you are an organization with locations across Canada, please order directly from the Health Canada.

Ajax/Pickering Board of Trade Rapid Screening 

Whitby Chamber Rapid Screening

Clarington Board of Trade Rapid Screening

Oshawa Rapid Screening: Email businessdev@oshawachamber.com

Health and Safety Guidelines

We encourage all Durham Region residents and businesses to review the information in the Durham Region Health Department Community Reopening Toolkit.

Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario.

COVID-19 testing for organizations
Learn about rapid testing on-site and find out if your organization is eligible to access free test kits. Visit www.Ontario.ca/TestingOnSite

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:

  • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
  • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
  • Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
  • Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
  • Sporting events;
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
  • Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
  • Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
  • Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).

More information

A workplace safety plan is a document that lays out the actions your business is taking to keep workers and customers safe. This tool will help you use current public health and workplace health and safety information to develop your COVID-19 safety plan. As an employer it is also your responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect a worker. Engage your workers in developing and updating your plan, including your joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative.

View the Workplace Safety Plan Builder