Create a Smoke-Free Workplace

Key Points

  • Employers have a responsibility under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act to keep the workplace free from recognized hazards, including smoking.
  • Many states and municipalities prohibit smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace and require advising employees of a smoke-free workplace policy when they are hired. These laws also may have notice or posting requirements.
  • Employers that want to prohibit smoking in the workplace should have a written policy to clearly advise employees of the prohibition against smoking in the workplace and to encourage and promote good health.

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