Saint Louis University

Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

 

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE POLICY



Procedure Number: Version Number: 2
Classification: Effective Date: 9/01/2007
Responsible University Official: Vice President Human Resources


 1.0 INTRODUCTION

The University has developed a smoke-free workplace policy to protect employees, students and visitors from secondhand smoke, an established cause of cancer and respiratory disease.

 2.0 PURPOSE

This policy establishes guidelines for a smoke free workplace.
 3.0 PERSONNEL AFFECTED

This policy applies to all employees, students, visitors, vendors, patients, etc., in all University owned and leased, non-residential buildings.

 4.0 DEFINITIONS

Not applicable

 5.0 POLICY

Saint Louis University seeks to provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive work and educational environment for its employees, students, patients, and visitors. To further this objective, smoking is strictly prohibited within all non-residential, University owned and leased buildings, unless specifically exempted within this policy. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, restrooms, lunch/break rooms, private offices, work stations, hallways, waiting rooms, conference rooms, and vestibules. In addition, smoking is prohibited on all University property at the Medical Center, both within the buildings and outside the buildings. Smoking on sidewalks within twenty feet of building entrances is prohibited near all University buildings. Smoking is also prohibited in all University vehicles.

NOTE: University departments may limit smoking to only one area outside of the school/college building.

 6.0 RESPONSIBLITIES

The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of both smokers and non-smokers alike. Any problems should be brought to the attention of the appropriate supervisor, and handled through the normal chain of command. Employees who violate this policy may be subject to the appropriate corrective counseling.

 7.0 PRECEDURES

Not applicable

8.0 REFERENCES

Staff Performance Management Policy
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