With the new Alaska state law prohibiting smoking in all workplaces, FAI has modified its current policy to comply with this law. This new law went into effective Oct. Cigarettes, E-cigarettes, vaping, vape-pens, cigars, pipes and other oral smoking devices that contain tobacco or marijuana, are all prohibited. The terminal — as well as taxis, buses, shuttles, sidewalks, rest areas, and all parking lots — are now completely smoke free.
This summary information should not be relied upon as legal advice. A copy of Section Effective Date January 1, General Provision "No employer shall knowingly or intentionally permit, and no person shall engage in, the smoking of tobacco products in an enclosed space at a place of employment.
Workplace Exceptions See page 3 of this fact sheet for the complete list from AB In addition to workplaces specifically listed on page 3 of this fact sheet, any employer with five or fewer employees full or part-time may permit smoking where: The smoking area is not accessible to minors.
All employees who enter the smoking area consent to permit smoking, and no one is required as part of their job to work in an area where smoking is permitted. Air from the smoking area is exhausted directly outside. Violations can be classified as serious depending upon specific circumstances.
For example, where the exposure to second No smoking policy smoke causes a serious asthma attack which could have been prevented the violation may be cited as serious. Breakrooms Breakrooms are exempted from the smoking ban provided air from the room is exhausted directly to the outside by an exhaust fan and the rooms are in a nonwork area where employees are not required to be present as part of their work responsibilities other than custodial or maintenance work when the room is unoccupied.
Where they are provided for smokers, there must also be a sufficient number of breakrooms to accommodate nonsmokers. However, the law does not require employers to provide smoking areas or breakrooms for smokers, or to provide breakrooms for nonsmokers where they are not provided for smokers.
Adequate Compliance Measures specified in AB Posting of clear and prominent signs stating "No Smoking" at entrances to buildings where smoking is prohibited throughout; In buildings where No smoking policy is permitted in designated areas, posting of a sign at the building entrance stating "Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas;" and Requesting that nonemployees smoking in prohibited areas refrain from doing so unless such a request would involve a risk of physical harm to the employer or any employee.
Employers are not required to physically eject smoking nonemployees from workplaces.
Supersedes Local Laws This law supersedes and pre-empts local laws, ordinances, and regulations with respect to smoking in enclosed places of employment.
However, the law does not supersede local authority to regulate work environments exempted from coverage in the law and to require provision of breakrooms for smokers and nonsmokers. This law also does not prevent employers from enacting more restrictive smoking prohibitions in their workplaces.
Workplaces, or portions thereof, not covered by Labor Code Section Breakrooms designated by employers for smoking, under specified conditions see page 2 of fact sheet ; and Employers with five or fewer full or part-time employees, under specified conditions see page 1 of fact sheet.
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to prohibit the smoking of tobacco products in all percent of enclosed places of employment in this state, as covered by this section, thereby eliminating the need of local governments to enact workplace smoking restrictions within their respective jurisdictions.
It is further the intent of the Legislature to create a uniform statewide standard to restrict and prohibit the smoking of tobacco products in enclosed places of employment, as specified in this section, in order to reduce employee exposure to environmental tobacco smoke to a level that will prevent anything other than insignificantly harmful effects to exposed employees, and also to eliminate the confusion and hardship that can result from enactment or enforcement of disparate local workplace smoking restrictions.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, it is the intent of the Legislature that any area not defined as a "place of employment" pursuant to subdivision d or in which the smoking of tobacco products is not regulated pursuant to subdivision e shall be subject to local regulation of smoking of tobacco products.
A Where smoking is prohibited throughout the building or structure, a sign stating "No smoking" shall be posted at each entrance to the building or structure. B Where smoking is permitted in designated areas of the building or structure, a sign stating "Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas" shall be posted at each entrance to the building or structure.
For purposes of this subdivision, "reasonable steps" does not include A the physical ejection of a nonemployee from the place of employment or B any requirement for making a request to a nonemployee to refrain from smoking, under circumstances involving a risk of physical harm to the employer or any employee.
Such an establishment may permit smoking in a designated lobby area that does not exceed 25 percent of the total floor area of the lobby or, if the total area of the lobby is 2, square feet or less, that does not exceed 50 percent of the total floor area of the lobby.
For purposes of this paragraph, "lobby" means the common public area of such an establishment in which registration and other similar or related transactions, or both, are conducted and in which the establishment's guests and members of the public typically congregate.
At times when smoking is not permitted in such a meeting or banquet room pursuant to this paragraph, the establishment may permit smoking in corridors and prefunction areas adjacent to and serving the meeting or banquet room if no employee is stationed in that corridor or area on other than a passing basis.
For purposes of this paragraph: A "Private smokers lounge" means any enclosed area in or attached to a retail or wholesale tobacco shop that is dedicated to the use of tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigars and pipes. B Retail or wholesale tobacco shop" means any business establishment the main purpose of which is the sale of tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smoking accessories.
For purposes of this paragraph, "warehouse facility" means a warehouse facility with more than, square feet of total floor space, and 20 or fewer full-time employees working at the facility, but does not include any area within such a facility that is utilized as office space.
For purposes of this paragraph, "gaming club" means any gaming club, as defined in Section of the Business and Professions Code, or bingo facility, as defined in Section For purposes of this paragraph, "bar" or "tavern" means a facility primarily devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the premises, in which the serving of food is incidental.
However, when located within a building in conjunction with another use, including a restaurant, "bar" or"tavern" includes only those areas used primarily for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. A Air from the smoking room shall be exhausted directly to the outside by an exhaust fan.
Air from the smoking room shall not be recirculated to other parts of the building.Please note: If the no smoking symbol () is used, it must, in accordance with ORC A be printed in color.
§ All “public places” and “places of employment” must remove all ashtrays and other smoking receptacles, pursuant to ORC (B).
The University recognises the hazards caused by exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, as well as the life-threatening diseases linked to the use of all forms of tobacco. ACU is committed to providing a Tobacco Free work and learning environment for all staff, students, volunteers, contractors and visitors.
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