Agency Smoking Policy

Agency Smoking Policy

Introduction

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to promoting the health and wellbeing of it’s employees. As required by the Indiana Department of Health and also motivated by our desire to provide a healthy work environment for our employees, the following smoking policy has been adopted and shall apply to all employees of this agency.

Policy

It is the policy of this agency to prohibit smoking on all company premises in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. The law defines smoking as the “act of lighting, smoking or carrying a lit or smoldering cigar, cigarette or pipe of any kind.”

Scope

The smoke – free workplace policy applies to:

* All areas of the buildings occupied by company employees.

* All company-sponsored off-site conferences and meetings.

* All vehicles owned or leased by the company.

* All customers to company premises.

* All contractors and consultants and/or their employees working on company premises.

* All temporary employees.

* All student interns.

Procedures

We believe that the spirit of thoughtfulness and cooperation which is characteristic at the company is adequate to resolve any disputes which might arise under this policy. Where disputes cannot be so resolved, the rights of the nonsmoker shall be given precedence, as required by the State of Indiana.

Employees who violate this smoking policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge.

Resolving complaints about smoking:

Any complaints about the application of the policy to the workplace should be brought to the attention of the HR Manager or your superior.

The complaint should be submitted in writing and identify specific objections. The agency will investigate the complaint and resolve it in accordance with the policy.

No employee shall suffer any form of retaliation for raising a complaint or asking a question about this policy.

Our smoking policy is intended to comply with requirements of the Indiana State Department of Health.

Statement of Understanding:

I have read and fully understand the terms of this policy. I understand that any violation of this smoking policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge. I understand that the agency reserves the right to make changes to this policy as may be required.