PPE & Workplace Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), requires that employers take every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of their workers. To ensure that you are meeting this obligation, employers must assess their workplaces to determine what is needed to protect their workers and reduce the risk of spread from COVID-19.

Learn more about public health measures that contribute to workplace safety from the following Ministry webpages:

The City of Hamilton’s Face Coverings or Mask By-law 20-155 was repealed on March 21, 2022. Masks are no longer required in enclosed public places in Hamilton. Well-fitting masks continue to be highly recommended in indoor settings as a key layer of protection, especially in settings where individuals are not able to physically distance.

Learn more about face coverings and masks from the City of Hamilton or the Ministry.

Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

These resources are available for different sectors. They will help employers and workers better understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Click here to read the available guidelines.

Visit the Ontario Workplace PPE Supplier Directory or access a local list below of businesses in the Hamilton area who are producing PPE and other tools that monitor and enforce compliance with COVID-19 health protocols.

AED4Life/BERRN Consulting Ltd: A local provider of PPE (face masks, gloves, gowns, shields) with a focus on Canadian-Made.

Arrow Health Supplies: Offering Face Masks (3-ply, KN95 and fabric), Face Shields, Hand Sanitizer (2oz -1 Gallon), Sanitizer Dispensing Stations, Floor Markings and more. All items are currently in-stock and most are shipped the same day they are received.

Art Aggregate: Creating scrub caps, masks and ear savers for personal use.

Battlefield Advertising, powered by PROforma: Has a number of PPE items in-stock to help companies open back up safely: KN95 masks, 3-ply disposable masks, reusable masks, IR thermometers, hand sanitizer, acrylic barriers, nitrile gloves, face shields and social distancing floor graphics.

Beatties: Has Face Shields, Floor Markings, Hand Sanitizer, Masks, Gloves, Gowns, Table Top Shields and more available for purchase.

Benefect: Supplier of Botanical Disinfectants & Cleaners for the Insurance Restoration Industry.

Cintas: As your doors open, make sure you’re prepared with essential products and services from Cintas to help keep your business clean, well-stocked, and safe. Offering top products & services such as: face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and more.

Collective Arts: Producing and selling hand sanitizer with 100% of the proceeds going back into the production of sanitizer for essential services and frontline workers.

Crescent Oil: Supplier of hand sanitizer, KN95 masks, Surgical masks and Face Shields.

Fast Signs: Germ prevention signs and Health & Safety signs to protect your employees, customers and business.

FELLFAB: Providing non-medical masks, gowns, scrubs, shelters and mattress covers available for purchase.

Forsythe Health Care: Canadian-made hand sanitizer and disinfectants. Manufacturing both gel and liquid USP grade hand sanitizers, available in 250ml, 500ml, and 4L jugs.

GermFree by Ecosuds: Providing disinfecting and sanitizing products, microbe shield protection, and deodorizing services.

Grand & Toy: Selling one-stop shopping for “Return To Office” safety products, including PPE such as: face masks, sanitizers, disinfectants, signage, plexiglass guards, and more.

Greeter: An automated attendant that uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to monitor and measure compliance with PPE and social distancing measures. It actively reminds people when they aren’t wearing masks or are too close to other people around them.

GT French: Supplier of Janitorial and Sanitation products.

Hauser’s Pharmacy & Home Healthcare: Hauser’s is pleased to offer a local business PPE support program to help with your business re-opening needs, including surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Contact Phil at info@hauserspharmacy.com

INCOM Manufacturing Group, Ltd.: Producing and distributing COVID-19 safety signs & floor markings including: safety message floor tape, anti-slip floor signs, outdoor ground graphics, precautionary signs, a-frame standing floor signs, area closed barricade tape, floor marking conformable tape, and more.

Just Direct Promotions: Offers blank and personalized masks, shields and hand sanitizer. They also offer floor and wall graphics. Ask about back to business PPE kits aimed at making restarting safe and simple.

Mabel’s Labels: Producing and selling non-medical grade masks for adults and children, as well as Face Shields and Social Distancing Stickers.

Modern Cleaning Concept: Offers a comprehensive suite of services (janitorial, disinfection, sanitization, pressure washing etc.) and products (cleaning supplies, equipment and PPE such as masks, gloves, disinfectant, hand sanitizer etc.). Order online, free delivery in Hamilton.

Ogena Solutions: Supplier offering cleaning and disinfecting products including: Prevail disinfectant (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide), sprayers, disinfectant dilution stations, foaming guns, ion generators and floor cleaning systems that eliminate the need to use mops and buckets.

Rubicon Safety Inc.: Producing social distancing barriers for industrial type settings. Read the tech sheet.

Shehoma Production: A Canadian based registered manufacturer and distributor of high quality medical / surgical masks Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 and non-medical masks as well. We aim to fulfill the high demand needs for the Canadian and global market.

SHJ Source: Providing non-surgical masks and hand sanitizer. Email sjhsource@outlook.com or call (416)804-3660.

Speedpro Imaging: Offering floor decals for businesses to promote social distancing and hygiene. Call Bryce for more info (289-656-0336).

SteriRight, N95 Disinfection for ReUse: Utilizing state-of-the art technology, SteriRight offers services that reduce contamination risk in a safe, effective and accessible manner. SteriRight comes to you, so whether your organization needs N95 respirator reprocessing or Electrostatic Disinfection of office hard surfaces, our team of trained technicians are ready day one.

Tik Tok Print & Design: Offering floor decals for businesses to promote social distancing and hygiene.

The Cleaning House: Supply small businesses with cleaning supplies and machine rentals. PPE available: masks, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, plus the knowledge on what your business needs to re-open.

WalterFedy: An architecture and engineering firm available for consulting and designing changes to your facility, to comply with COVID-19 distancing standards. Learn more.

Updated 02-09-22