The company's concern for the health of its employees can be emphasized Educational programs can focus on the health hazards caused by smoking, the adverse affects of smoking at work, positive ways of dealing with these problems, and the benefits of quitting. Company publications, bulletin boards, posters, and special presentations can be used to increase employees awareness. Distributing 'self-help" suggestions, behavioral substitute lists, and providing announcements of access to smoking cessation programs will reinforce the point that the company is interested' in helping employees who smoke to change their behavior,
Supervisors should be directly. responsible for policy implementation and enforcement. Control measures should accommodate individual preference as much as possible. Accommodation efforts may include: separating employees who smoke into designated areas, posting certain times for smoking; or permitting employees who smoke to leave their work stations for "cigarette" breaks, Al employee complaints should be directed to an immediate supervisor. Supervisors have the responsibility ol counseling non compliant employees, Supervisors and employees should attempt to resolve noncompliance and establish acceptable behaviors, Employees who con tinue to be non compliant can be assigned to attend educational programs.
Because it may not always be practical for an employee to complain to the supervisor, complaint or grievance procedures can be included in the employee handbook or policy manual. Policy enforcement is most equitable when all employees participate in its implementation.