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Document ID (ISN)58086
CIS number 92-816
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorensen G., Rosen A., Pinney J., Rudolph J., Doyle N.
Title Work-site smoking policies in small businesses
Bibliographic information Sep. 1991, Vol.33, No.9, p.980-984. 17 ref.
Abstract This study describes the experiences of small work-sites in the US in implementing policies restricting smoking. Two hundred and sixteen work sites employing 120 or fewer persons were surveyed by telephone in 1987. Compared with companies without policies, companies with policies were larger and reported having fewer smokers and more management support for smoking policies. Seventy-three percent of work sites without a smoking policy said they would be very likely to implement a policy if it were required by law; 42% of work sites with a policy reported offering smoking cessation assistance to their employees. Overall satisfaction and compliance with the smoking policy was high among work sites with a policy. The findings of this study have key implications for other small businesses considering implementing a smoking policy.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; smoking; small enterprises; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) USA; responsibilities of employees; role of management
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Occupational health services