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Document ID (ISN)59859
CIS number 93-602
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lewit E.M.
Title Responses among New Jersey's largest employers to legislation restricting smoking at the worksite
Bibliographic information Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.385-393. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract In 1985, the state of New Jersey (USA) enacted a law requiring that employers with more than 50 employees implement policies to control smoking in places of employment. The 104 largest private employers in New Jersey were surveyed in 1988 to assess their worksite smoking policies. Of the 92 respondents, 97% had implemented restrictive workplace smoking policies. Only 12% of respondents had implemented such policies prior to the date required by the law, and 86% cited the law as the reason for restricting smoking in the workplace. Over two-thirds of respondents placed restrictions on smoking in open areas, while only one-third restricted smoking in private offices. Non-smoking employees were reported by 80% of respondents to be supportive of restrictive smoking policies, but 23% reported dissatisfaction by their smoking employees. The New Jersey law appears to have been an important factor in the adoption of workplace smoking restrictions by the state's largest employers.
Descriptors (primary) New Jersey; responsibilities of employers; USA; legislation; passive smoking; workplaces; controlled smoking; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; comment on law; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Passive smoking
Fires