Employers in Nova Scotia should be aware of an individual using aggressive tactics to sell labour standards and occupational health and safety posters to business owners. The Department of Environment and Labour and the Workers Compensation Board recently received complaints from business owners who say they’ve been approached by an individual claiming that certain posters are mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Labour Standards Code. “We are hearing from employers that the seller is saying businesses could be fined or in non-compliance if they don’t purchase the posters,” said Jim LeBlanc, director of Occupational Health and Safety. “This is not the case.” Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Labour Standards Code, there is certain information that is required to be posted in the workplace. However, the information is available free of charge, through Labour Standards, the Workers Compensation Board and the Occupational Health and Safety division. Government is urging all employers to contact the department at 1-800-952-2687 if they have any questions about what is required to be posted under the law.
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