Policy Manual


Drug Free Workplace      

Type: Procedure                 Category: Human Resources                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care Employees and Contractees

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Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  3-1-1999  Management Team    N/A
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It shall be the policy of Community Care to maintain a safe and healthful environment for its providers, clients, and visitors. Fundamental to Community Care values is the prevention of illness and the promotion of wellness. The United States Surgeon General, in his 1986 report, The Health Effects of Involuntary Smoking concluded that: 1. Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer in healthy nonsmokers. 2. The simple separation of smokers and nonsmokers within the same airspace may reduce but does not eliminate the exposure of nonsmokers to environmental tobacco smoke. Given these findings, Community Care has been entirely smoke-free since its inception and shall continue to be smoke-free.