The UCAR “Smoking in the Workplace” policy has been updated in conjunction with the FLA and FL4 remodels, which have used the LEED rating system as a metric to focus on indoor environment quality for staff comfort and wellbeing, and energy-efficient construction. Consistent with LEED guidelines, the policy now states a commitment to a smoke free indoor environment, increases the smoking exclusion zone around building openings from 15’ to 25’, bans smoking from GSA vehicles and shuttles in accordance with GSA requirements and includes electronic smoking devices.
This policy change may affect some of our current designated smoking areas. Milenda Powers is evaluating our designated smoking areas and would appreciate staff input from both smokers and non-smokers. All interested staff are invited to join the conversation for their campus.
Foothills Lab Staff: Monday September 12, 11:30 – 12:30, FL2 Room 1003
Center Green Staff: Thursday September 22, 11:30 – 12:30, CG4 Room 2020
Mesa Lab Staff: Tuesday September 27, 11:30 – 12:30, ML Chapman Room