Public Advisory

There is a Provincial Order in place, effective October 9th, 2020, mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions.  For details, visit the Face Masks and Face Coverings in Ontario. Also view the Grey Bruce Health Unit FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace 

 

For Employees For Employers
A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace. A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace.
The employer shows interest in the health of employees and their families through policy-development and efforts to address the effects of smoking on employee’s health. Direct health care costs to the employer may be reduced.
Workers bothered by smoke will not be exposed to it at the workplace. Maintenance costs will be reduced when smoke, matches, and cigarette butts are eliminated at workplaces.
Smokers appreciate policies regarding smoking at the workplace. It may be possible to negotiate lower life, health, and disability coverage if employee smoking is reduced.
A clearly defined process is in place for dealing with smoking in the workplace. The risk of fires & renovations is lower.
May encourage and motivate employees to quit or reduce cigarette consumption. Complies with local by-laws and legislation.
Employees who do not smoke take fewer sick days, go on disability less often, and are less likely to retire early because of poor health. Better corporate image.
 

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