How to Spot a Scam

Monday, July 20, 2009 OSHA Scam - Business Owners Beware

It has come to our attention that a company called is complete fraud. This company recruits traveling door to door salesmen to sell OSHA posters for businesses. Their tactics involve high pressure sales to business owners, and insist their "OSHA authorized" workplace posters must be purchased in order to become compliant with the law.

What some owners do not know is that required workplace posters are available for free over the Internet or can be ordered by phone. In fact OSHA gives free work posters to anyone who is interested in obtaining them.


Advertisements suggesting that OSHA workplace posters must be purchased from private companies to avoid fines may be misleading employers. OSHA reminds employers that its official posters are available free for the asking.

The official OSHA poster was redesigned last year to make it easier to read and understand. The new poster, called "It's the Law!" is available in English and Spanish. Employers need not replace older posters with the new ones, if they prefer to use them. Employers are required to display one of the two posters in a prominent location.

The OSHA poster informs workers of their rights to a safe and healthful workplace, how to file a complaint, report an emergency, and seek OSHA advice, and advises them of their right to confidentiality. It also lists the toll free number for OSHA, 800-321-OSHA, as well as phone numbers for regional OSHA offices around the country.

For a copy of OSHA's poster, visit OSHA's website at For the Spanish version, see Employers can order multiple copies online by visiting, then Newsroom, then Publications. Complete the order form online, and fax your request to Publications at (202) 693-2498. You can also call (202) 698-1888 or write to: U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, OSHA Publications, P.O. Box 37535 Washington, D.C. 20013-7535.


Anonymous said... and and owned and operated by the same person, PAUL ABEL from their San Diego location. Their pricesd are extremely inflated and indeed, their sales tactics are misleading.

Anonymous said... and are owned by same individual named Paul Abel. Both businesses operate out of San Diego and have victimized thousands of small business owners with their illegal impersonation of OSHA officials and high pressure sales tactics. Their prices are greater than 100% of webbased labor poster companies.

Anonymous said... and and owned and perated by same person, a Mr. Paul Abel. His field force routinely impersonates OSHA personnel to pressure small business owners into purchasing his more than double retail priced posters under threat of inspection by government officals and fines. He sells on fear and ingorance. His salesw staff seeks out uneducated, minority small businesses for quick sales. His products appear in COSTCO and should be ignored as not to feed the beast. Otrher honest posters companies do not sell under threat of fear or threat of massive fines.