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Your four employer obligations for smoking laws at work

by , 24 April 2013
Did you know, you HAVE to display no-smoking signs or inform any person who enters your workplace that smoking isn't allowed on your premises (except where you have designated smoking signs)?


Or, that it's illegal to ask your employees to sign an indemnity to allow smoking in the workplace? I find it startling that employers still don't know what their legal obligations are when it comes to smoking at work.

As the employer or person in control of your workplace you have obligations under the Tobacco Products Control Act (TPCA).

Let's take a look at what they are...

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Your four employer obligations for smoking laws at work

You must:

  1. Have a written policy on smoking in the workplace (TPCA 1999 amendment). Do you know what you need to cover in your smoking policy?
  2. Ensure employees can object to smoking in the workplace if anyone contravenes the TPCA or its amendments. If they do object, do you know what action to take against the person that's contravened the TPCA?
  3. Make sure employees who don't want to be exposed to tobacco smoke in the workplace aren't exposed to such smoke (this includes cleaning employees when they clean the smoking area). Do you know what steps to take to protect them?
  4. Make sure employees and visitors who smoke are aware of your rules around smoking in the workplace and comply with them. Do you know how to make them aware of this?
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You have more obligations you must comply with under the

Tobacco Products Control Act. Are you 100% sure you're aware of all of them and how to comply?

Click here to find out how you can easily and effortlessly comply with your smoking obligations for your workplace with Smoking in the workplace: Your A-Z guide to being 100% compliant with smoking legislation.

Until next time,


Stay safe,

KN

Kerusha Narothan
Product Manager: Health and Safety Advisor

P.S. Get your smoking policy today with your copy of Smoking in the workplace: Your A-Z guide to being 100% compliant with smoking legislation


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