ERIC Number: ED320081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
It's Your Business...Smoking Policies for the Workplace.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This brochure was written to help those considering a workplace smoking policy. It begins with a set of facts about workplace smoking and discusses legislation in various states concerning smoking at work. The health consequences of involuntary smoking are also explored. Other sections examine the need for workplace smoking policies, how employees may react to a smoking policy, and what other companies are doing. Guidelines are provided for employers to consider before they implement a smoking policy. It is recommended that companies: (1) involve all relevant parties in the policy development; (2) perform a needs assessment; (3) learn about local, state, and city laws regarding smoking and the workplace; (4) provide advance notice before a policy is implemented; (5) adopt a flexible approach to policy design and implementation; (6) consider offering training to employees; (7) establish clear authority and an enforcement policy before the workplace smoking policy is implemented; and (8) evaluate the success of the program to allow for periodic adjustments. A resource section on National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publications provides information on how to create corporate smoking policies. Eleven publications available from other sources are also listed and briefly annotated. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
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