|Document ID (ISN)||59859|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Responses among New Jersey's largest employers to legislation restricting smoking at the worksite
||Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.385-393. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||New Jersey; responsibilities of employers; USA; legislation; passive smoking; workplaces; controlled smoking; smoking
||conditions of work; comment on law; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)