HUMAN RESOURCES POLICIES
Smoke Free

1.0 Policy
1.1 It is the policy of Robert Morris University that no smoking is permitted at any time inside University buildings, residence halls, offices, University vehicles or any other interior space. Smoking is not permitted within 15 feet of any entrance door, open window or air intake. Individuals desiring to smoke may do so in the designated areas where ash receptacles are located.

2.0 Scope
2.1 This policy applies to all employees, students, and visitors.

3.0 Procedure
3.1 The Safety Officer and the Safety Committee will administer the Smoking Policy.

3.2 The Facilities Department is responsible for:

3.2.1 Finding an appropriate location at least 15 feet from any entrance or air intake and relocating ash receptacles.

3.2.2 Providing and placing "No Smoking" signs in appropriate areas.

3.3 University Police Officers are primarily responsible for the enforcement of the Smoking Policy.

3.4 Violators of this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

4.0 Definition of Terms
4.1 Smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling or holding any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or similar product or device.

5.0 Nonretaliation
5.1 No person, employee or student shall discharge, refuse to hire or in any manner retaliate against any employee, student, or any other person because such employee, student, or any other person exercises any right to a smoke-free environment afforded by this policy.

Effective: 02/01/2007

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