- November 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm #49393
For your employees who smoke or vape do you have written guidelines that they must follow which limit what they can and cannot do while at the shop?
Can you tell us what they are? Or copy and paste them here (or attach)?
5355 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
- December 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm #49584
Unfortunately our shop does not have a written policy yet. Personally I believe allowing smoking and vaping on the shop premises is a poor decision by the owner. First of all it represent an unprofessional image to our customers. Especially when employees are smoking/vaping in the building.
Second hand exposure is also a very serious issue. Most of the time we have no idea what the medical concerns of our customers entering the shop are. As an industry we don’t need to be doing things that offend or injure our customers.
Lastly there is the financial aspect for the owner. Many studies have shown that first of second hand smoke increases increased absenteeism and lower production. Many insurance carriers also offer substantial discounts for having a smoke free campus. All in all there are many reasons to have a written smoke free campus policy.
- December 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm #49915
For the safety and the safety of others, it is the intent of Frank’s European Service family to create a smoke-free environment within our company.
Background: Smoking is the major preventable cause of premature death today, killing 1/3 to 1/2 million Americans annually. Nonsmokers, who comprise more than 70% of the adult population in the United States, are harmed by secondhand smoke. The hazards range from immediate reactions (eye irritation, headaches, and breathing difficulties) to long-term serious effects. Nonsmokers exposed to smoke may develop lung cancer and may lose lung capacity. Some employees already suffer from respiratory diseases, heart diseases or allergies; these especially susceptible individuals may be at risk in a smoke-filled environment.
Therefore, no smoking will be the policy in all company areas except where smoking is specifically allowed. The far back of the building, against the fence (WEST wall) This will eliminate an unnecessary toxic substance from our workplace and support all employees in choosing a healthful, nonsmoking way of life. Smoking permitted areas may be established where smoking does not endanger life or property or cause discomfort to others or violate local laws. Smoking permitted areas will be designated in and will be limited to outdoors.
Human Resources will provide a variety of services to help employees who want to stop smoking, including literature, information on quit smoking clinics and referrals for other sources of help.
Employees who violate this policy on smoking will be subject to the same disciplinary actions, that accompany infractions of other company rules, up to and including Termination. This policy is one of the most important steps that our company can take to improve our work environment. We rely upon cooperation of all our employees.
- December 11, 2018 at 10:07 am #50023
How often are they allowed to smoke per day?
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