Community Link
Smoking Policy
April 25, 2017

Introduction

Community Link is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to promoting the health and wellbeing of its employees. As required by the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act and also motivated by our desire to provide a healthy work environment for our employees, the following smoking policy has been adopted and shall apply to all individuals associated with Community Link.

Policy

It is the policy of Community Link to prohibit smoking on all company premises in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all people. The law defines smoking as the "act of lighting, smoking or carrying a lighted or smoldering cigar, cigarette or pipe of any kind."  Community Link also includes eCigarettes in this policy.

State law requires businesses not to create situations where people must pass through smoke to enter or exit a building.  It prohibits smoking within a “reasonable distance” of doorways, windows that open, and ventilation system intakes so that tobacco smoke from outdoor smokers on a business property will not infiltrate the interior spaces of establishments.

Cigarette butts will be placed in a sand filled can and must be totally extinguished before being disposed of in a trash can or dumpster.

Effective Date

This policy will become effective on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Application

The Smoke-Free Workplace policy applies to:

Smoking is permitted in:

Procedures

We believe that the spirit of thoughtfulness and cooperation which is characteristic at Community Link is adequate to resolve any disputes which might arise under this policy. Where disputes cannot be so resolved, the rights of the nonsmoker shall be given precedence.

Employees, hosted program participants, or volunteers who violate this smoking policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge.

Resolving complaints about smoking:

Policy Location

Community Link reserves the right to make changes to this policy as may be required and that the latest version of this policy is posted of the CLABQ.ORG website.

4/25/2017  Version 1