Safety Standards for Agriculture


Environmental tobacco smoke in the office
Chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-4

 

WAC 296-307-590

Your responsibility:

  • To eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in your office work environment

You must

  • Prohibit tobacco smoke in your office work enviornment

WAC 296-307-59005

Note: This rule does not preempt any federal, state, municipal, or other local authority's regulation of indoor smoking that is more protective than this section.

Definitions:

Office work environment is an indoor or enclosed occupied space where clerical work, administration, or business is carried out.

In addition, it includes:

  • Other workplace spaces controlled by the employer and used by office workers, such as cafeterias, meeting rooms, and washrooms.

  • Office areas of manufacturing and production facilities, not including process areas.

  • Office areas of businesses such as food and beverage establishments, agricultural operations, construction, commercial trade, services, etc.

Smoking

A person is smoking if they are:

  • Lighting up

  • Inhaling

  • Exhaling

  • Carrying a pipe, cigar or cigarette of any kind that is burning.

Link: For work environments outside the office, contact your local health department using the link: http://www.secondhandsmokesyou.com or by calling them directly.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, .040, .050, and .060. 06-22-023 (Order 06-26), § 296-307-590, filed 10/24/06, effective 12/01/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, .040, .050. 00-17-033 (Order 01-14), 296-307-590, filed 08/08/01, effective 09/01/01.

WAC 296-307-59005

Prohibit tobacco smoke in your office work environment

EXEMPTION: The minimum criteria specified in this rule do not apply to outdoor structures provided for smokers such as gazebos or lean-tos that maintain the 25 feet distance from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited.

You must

(1) Prohibit smoking in your office work environment

(2) Use administrative controls to prevent tobacco smoke from entering your office from outside the building.

  • Make sure that outside smoking areas used by your employees are at least 25 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, .040, .050, and .060. 06-22-023 (Order 06-26), § 296-307-59005, filed 10/24/06, effective 12/01/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, .040, .050. 00-17-033 (Order 01-14), 296-307-59005, filed 08/08/01, effective 09/01/01.

 

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