Smoke-Free Air Act and Kean University No-Smoking Policy
As Kean University is included in the Smoke-Free New Jersey -- A Breath of Fresh Air policy, all employees must familiarize themselves with these regulations, enforcement and possible fines for violations.
Smoke-Free Air Act and
In December 2006, the initial information on
In February 1994, in accordance with the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act of Subchapter 11 of the State Uniform Construction Code “Indoor Air Quality standards and procedures for buildings occupied by public employees”; a University Board of Trustees resolution (#94-02-01-743) was adopted whereas smoking was prohibited in all academic, office and physical plant buildings, and in the common areas of all residence halls on the campus.
As of April 2006 Kean University is “Smoke Free”; this means that in following with the NJ State regulations of the smoke free air act, Kean updated it’s policy and prohibits smoking in any and all public buildings on campus, private offices, maintenance areas, including all state vehicles and no smoking in or around the grounds of the Child Care Facility in Campus School North. In addition, any individuals who must smoke are required to stay a minimum of 3 (three) feet from any building entrance.
The following is the state’s regulation:
As of April 15, 2006, all indoor workplaces and public places became smoke free. This law, enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of
- A fine of not less than $250 for the first offense
- $500 for the second offense, and
- $1,000 for each subsequent offense
More information about the Smoke-Free Air Act can be found on the web at www.smokefree.nj.gov. Feel free to contact the environmental health and safety officer with questions by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 908-737-3316.
Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and support.