Approved: August 22, 1997
Revised: May 7, 2014
Next Scheduled Review: May 7, 2019
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute seeks to provide a safe, healthy and pleasant environment for employees and visitors. To help meet that goal, the Institute wishes to be a smoke-free agency.
Reason for Rule
This rule implements System Policy 34.05, Smoking and provides restrictions on smoking to protect the health and safety of TTI employees and visitors.
Procedures and Responsibilities
1.1 Buildings and Vehicles. All buildings and vehicles owned or leased under the administrative purview of the Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute will be entirely smoke-free. Any leased or rented vehicle in which at least one employee is a non-smoker shall also be smoke-free.
1.2 Urban/Regional Offices. TTI offices which are located in buildings away from the agency’s main headquarters on the Texas A&M University campus will, to the greatest extent possible, be located in buildings which are smoke-free.
1.3 Laboratory/Research Areas. Particular care should be taken to keep all research areas/laboratories smoke free where flammable liquids, toxic chemicals or any fire or safety risk exists.
This rule relies on the thoughtfulness and consideration of smokers and non-smokers for its success. It is each TTI employee’s responsibility to observe the provisions of these guidelines.
Related Statutes, Policies, or Requirements
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