Indiana State poster revised to update No Smoking.
Indiana recently passed a law that prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment. Employers are required to post no smoking signs at entrances. Signs must read “State Law Prohibits Smoking Within 8 Feet of this Entrance.” Employers must also post signs inside their facilities that read “Smoking is Prohibited by State Law.” Smoking is permitted in certain workplaces, for example bars and taverns. Employers must post “Smoking is Allowed in this Establishment” signs if the new law permits smoking.
Statutory language regarding this posting: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed H.B. 1149 adopting a statewide ban on smoking. Effective July 1, 2012, smoking will be prohibited in public places and places of employment, and within eight feet of a public entrance to either a public place or a place of employment. Employers will be required to inform each employee and prospective employees of the smoking prohibition to the place of employment.
Effective Date: July 2012
The new poster will be available June 6, 2012.
This is a mandatory change affecting all businesses in Indiana. All employers must update their posters.