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Smoke Free Ontario

Employers & Employees

The Basics:

  • The Smoke-Free Ontario Act came into force on May 31, 2006.
  • The act prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places in Ontario in order to protect workers and the public from the hazards of second-hand smoke.

Enclosed Workplaces:
The Act seeks to protect employees from exposure to second-hand smoke in an enclosed workplace. An enclosed workplace means the inside of a building, structure or vehicle that an employee works in or frequents during the course of their employment (whether or not they are acting in the course of their employment at the time), and includes common areas such as washrooms, lobbies and parking garages. Examples of an enclosed workplace include the inside of a trailer office on a construction site, the inside of a loading dock, or the inside of a delivery truck. The ban on smoking in an enclosed workplace is in effect at all times, even during off-hours when people are not working.

We implement and comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and have adopted additional workplace areas!

All employees must also agree with Sarnia Cement Services “enclosed workplace” tobacco policy under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, and their regulations, policies and Rules of Conduct.

by Sarnia Cement Services



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