Sending the right smoke signals

Nicolle, Richard; Bennett, Rebecca
February 2005
Lawyer;2/28/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p23
Trade Publication
The article explains the diplomatic route to banishing workplace smoking. The Government aims to reduce the number of smokers and minimize the risks from passive smoking. It recently published proposals to eliminate or reduce smoking in the workplace and public places, as well as licensed premises. All employers have statutory and implied obligations to provide employees with a safe working environment. The stakes for employers are high and the increasing publicity given to the dangers of passive smoking will inevitably increase the potential exposure of employers who fail to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of their employees.


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