Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Smoke-free University HSW Handbook chapter.
The key changes to the chapter for noting are –
- The inclusion of e-cigarette products in the scope of the chapter
This is in response to a change in the legislation. As of 31 March 2019, e-cigarette products in SA are also now regulated through the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Act 1997.
The new laws cover all e-cigarette products (including e-cigarettes and accessories such as cartridges and liquids) and tobacco.
- Removal of the requirement to provide information during a local induction and capturing a record on the School/Branch/area Training Needs Analysis.
Information to inform staff, students and visitors of a “Smoke-free University” will be provided through campus signage, the University induction (for staff) and the HSW Website.
It would be appreciated if you could review and provide any feedback/suggested amendments to the HSW Team
via email using track changes before COB – Friday 10 January 2020.
Should you wish to discuss any of the changes or requirements please do not hesitate to contact your Senior HSW Advisor.