HR backs a blanket ban

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Almostthree-quarters of HR professionals would back a blanket ban on smoking at work,according to an online poll.Themajority of 203 HR practitioners questioned voted in favour of a smoke-freeworkplace, while just 29 per cent objected to such a ban.However,the TUC’s health and safety expert Owen Tudor said companies should be wary ofsimply introducing smoking bans overnight. “Blanketbans are not a fair way to proceed. Any non-smoking policies should benegotiated between staff and employers,” he said.Healso urged employers in the leisure and catering sectors to consider usingequipment such as ventilators to remove the smoke.Theresults of the survey, carried out by website HR Gateway, were welcomed byanti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).Itclaims that employers choosing to ban smoking have healthier staff and lowerabsence levels. HR backs a blanket banOn 9 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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