Beware workplace poster fraud: Ontario government

Some companies selling ESA and OHSA materials available for free or low cost
||Last Updated: 09/28/2007

Some private companies that sell workplace posters and safety training have been using aggressive, high-pressure sales tactics, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

These companies imply a connection with the ministry and claim they are selling official posters that will satisfy legislated posting requirements, when in fact the required employment standards posters are available free online from government websites. Some of these companies are also selling training that may not be appropriate or required.

Posters sold by private companies may not comply with the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) or the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).