are defined as any area with a roof or other overhead covering of any kind and
walls or side coverings of any kind on more than two sides.
The college has designated entrances at all buildings
as "no smoking." Individuals must move to other areas of the college to smoke.
Additionally, the use of smokeless tobacco products in all college buildings
and vehicles is prohibited.
(B) "No smoking" signs or the international
"no smoking" symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning
cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar across it) shall be
conspicuously posted where smoking is prohibited including at each entrance to
every building. Signs shall be of sufficient size to be clearly legible to a
person of normal vision throughout the areas they are intended to mark. All
signs shall contain a telephone number for reporting violations to the Ohio
department of health.
(C) The Ohio
department of health shall prescribe a schedule of fines for violations
designed to foster compliance. The amount of a fine for a violation shall be up
to a maximum of one hundred dollars per violation.
The Ohio department of health shall
prescribe a procedure for providing
the college of
of a report of a violation and the opportunity to present in writing any
statement or evidence to contest the report and shall prescribe procedures for
making findings whether
violated the law and for imposing
fines for violations.
Violations may be reported by any member of the public including but not
limited to by mail, e-mail or toll-free telephone. A person shall not be
required to disclose his or her identity in order to report a
Upon the receipt of
a first report
that an individual is in
violation, the Ohio department of health or
its designee shall investigate the report and, if it concludes that there was a
violation, issue a warning letter to the
Upon a report of a second or subsequent
by an individual
, the Ohio
department of health or its designee shall investigate the report. If the
director of health or director's designee concludes, based on all of the
information before him or her, that there was a violation, he or she shall
impose a civil fine upon the
in accordance with the director of
health's schedule of fines.
Any individual against whom a finding of a violation
is made may appeal the finding to
may be appealed through
the Franklin county court of common
The director of health
may institute an action in the court of common pleas seeking an order in equity
against an individual that has repeatedly
for repeated violations of
to comply with its provisions.
(J) Smoking is permitted on outdoor patios as
long as tobacco smoke does not enter any area in which smoking is prohibited
(i.e., through windows, entrances, ventilation systems or other
Other areas on property
owned or leased by the college may be declared as non-smoking as long as
signage conforming to the requirements of
of the Revised Code is
Supervisors shall discuss the issue of smoking breaks with
their staff. Together they shall develop effective solutions that do not
interfere with the productivity of the staff.
The college may
assist employees who wish to quit smoking by facilitating access to recommended
smoking cessation programs and materials.
smoking" signs shall not be obscured, removed, defaced, mutilated or
Any violation of these procedures shall be handled
through the standard disciplinary procedure appropriate to the individual's
relationship to the college (e.g., dean of students for