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Non-smoking Policy

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Policy Information
  • Issue Date: December 23, 1997
  • Revision Date: April 5, 2011
  • Primary Contact: Director of Human Resources
  • Responsible Member of Directorate: President and Director
  • Responsible Office: Human Resources
Policy Statement
In recognition of the evidence that smoking is a health risk to the non-smoker as well as the smoker, the Institution has expanded its restrictions on workplace smoking to prohibit smoking in the interiors of all Institution buildings and within 30 feet of exterior entrances, operable windows, outside air intakes and covered entries as well as in Institution vehicles.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the interior spaces of the Institution's vessels. There are NO exceptions to this policy. During foul weather, at the Master's discretion, smoking may be allowed in the wet lab on OCEANUS, in the aft hanger on KNORR, and in the ROV hanger on ATLANTIS. At other times, smoking may be allowed on the weather decks, as long as said activity does not interfere with the general practice of good seamanship.

The Institution provides programs for students, employees and family members who wish assistance in stopping smoking. The programs will be administered through the Human Resources Office, as a component of the Institution's Wellness Programs.

Reason for Policy
The Institution has a responsibility to provide a work and learning environment that is healthy and productive for all employees, students, and visitors.

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Who Should Be Familiar With This Policy

Who Should Be Familiar With This Policy
All employees, students, and visitors.

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Last updated: March 16, 2017

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