Saturday, August 23, 2014

What You Can Do

  • Employers must prohibit smoking, remove ashtrays, and post appropriate “No Smoking” signs.

Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace

Ohio’s Smoke-Free Workplace Program ensures that all work environments in the state are completely smoke-free. Public Health responds to complaints regarding smoking in any workplace in the county.

Common Questions

As a business owner, what are my responsibilities?
Employers must prohibit smoking in public places, and places of employment. Ashtrays and other smoking receptacles must be removed from the facility. “No Smoking” signs must be posted with the number to report violations 1-866-559-OHIO.
Can I build a smoking patio outside my business?
Smoking patios are permitted as long as they meet Ohio Administrative Rule 3701-52-01. Contact Public Health and your local building/zoning office for further questions and approval.
How far do I have to stand outside the door to smoke?
There is no set distance you have to be away from the door; however, smoke cannot enter the building.

Public Health in the Community

What to Do When Your Home Has Flooded

House FloodTorrential rains and storms in the Spring can result in flash flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants residents to be informed about proper food and water handling when disasters occur. The following are precautions to take before, during and after a flood happens.

Flood waters often carry bacteria or other contaminants, so take safety precautions by wearing rubber boots and gloves, and be careful not to let the water touch your skin. If you are exposed to the water, wash your skin with soap and water.

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