Where PPE is needed in a restaurant setting, it will likely consist of a surgical/procedure mask (or equal or greater protection) and eye protection (such as face shield or goggles). This is consistent with public health direction that droplet precautions be taken where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
When workers perform tasks that require them to work within two metres of another person without a barrier (for example, plexiglass, partition, wall), PPE will be needed.
It is also important to continue to take steps to maintain physical distance when possible. Examples could include:
Resources for the Restaurant Sector:
Under the OHSA, [52(2)], an employer is required to notify the ministry in writing within four days if a worker has an occupational illness due to an exposure at the workplace or that a claim has been filed with the WSIB.
The written notice should include information about the business, worker, illnesses and the steps taken to prevent further illness. The notice can be emailed: MLTSDoccillness.firstname.lastname@example.org
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB):
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS):