Oregon Statutes - Chapter 243 - Public Employee Rights and Benefits - Section 243.350 - Personnel Division rules restricting smoking in places of state employment.

(1) In accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the Personnel Division shall adopt rules restricting smoking in places of employment operated by departments or agencies of the State of Oregon. The rules of the division shall:

(a) Set standards for the designation of areas in a place of employment where smoking is permitted, including standards for ventilation and physical barriers.

(b) Require departments or agencies to designate areas in the place of employment where smoking is permitted pursuant to the standards of the division.

(c) Require departments or agencies supplying employees with lounges to provide smoke-free lounge areas for nonsmoking employees.

(d) Prohibit smoking in a place of employment in any area not designated as an area where smoking is permitted.

(2) The rules adopted by the division pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to enclosed offices occupied exclusively by smokers, even though the offices may be visited by nonsmokers.

(3) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent departments or agencies from prohibiting smoking in the entire area of the place of employment. [Formerly 243.225]



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