Employers: Expect new sets of required workplace posters

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has mailed a new set of required workplace posters to employers.

A major change in the workers’ compensation poster prompted the mailing—injured workers must now see a network medical provider for ongoing care.

Employers covered by Washington’s workers’ compensation program must post three workplace posters from L&I: “Notice to Employees-If a Job Injury Occurs,” “Job Safety and Health Law,” and “Your Rights as a Worker.”

The self-insurance version of “Notice to Employees” was mailed to self-insured businesses, which also receive the other two posters.

Employers need to post the new posters, dated December 2012, where employees can read them, and they need to remove the previous editions. Additional free copies can be ordered at www.Posters.Lni.wa.gov. Information about other government posters and answers to questions employers may have about required posters are also provided on the website.

Employers may also receive advertisements from private vendors that sell these and other government posters. L&I does not charge for additional copies of the posters.

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