(WPRI) – The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) is urging business owners to keep their eyes peeled for the latest door-to-door scam.
The DLT in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contacted Call 12 for Action to warn businesses owners of the gimmick that could cost them.
With the long list of regulations to follow, the DLT does not want to make the small business-owning process more difficult. "Businesses, we don't want to make more expenses for you," Laura Hart, spokesperson for the DLT explained.
According to OSHA, salespeople from the company Compliance Services are going door-to-door, telling business owners that they have to buy an OSHA poster or they will be fined $7,000.
The scheme? The specific posters they are attempting to sell, which are required by law to be posted in every business, are available to download online for free.
"We want to get the word out that this is an expense that you do not need to incur as an employer," said Hart.
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