Oregon's Smoke and Vape Free Workplace Law

Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act

Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects nearly every Oregon employee from the health risks of secondhand smoke. The ICAA, also known as the Smokefree Workplace Law, prohibits smoking in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, and accessibility ramps that lead to and from an entrance or exit, windows and air-intake vents.

On January 1, 2016, the ICAA will include the use of “inhalant delivery systems,” which are devices that can be used to deliver nicotine, cannabinoids and other substances in the form of a vapor or aerosol. These include e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah and other devices.

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the workplace is smoke and vapor free.

How to Comply With The Law

  • Make sure all employees are informed about the law.
  • Provide training to employees on how to ask visitors not to smoke or vape within 10 feet of entrances, exits, accessibility ramps, windows that open and ventilation intakes.
  • Prohibit smoking, e-cigarettes and similar devices in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, accessibility ramps that lead to and from an entrance or exit, windows that open, and air-intake vents.
  • Replace existing “No Smoking within 10 feet” signs to include “No Vaping” at all building entrances and exits.
  • Use non-smoking/no vaping signs for outdoor seating or dining areas that are within 10 feet of entrances, exits, accessibility ramps, windows that open and ventilation intakes.
  • Remove all ashtrays and other receptacles for smoking debris from your workplace and from within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, accessibility ramps that lead to and from an entrance or exit, windows that open, and air-intake vents.
  • Read more about the Outdoor Smoking Areas and Compliance with Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act.
  • Support employees who want to quit smoking.  Encourage them to call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or, for Spanish, 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92).

Signage

 

Smoke and vape free signNew signage required starting January 1, 2016

Click here to download the new Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act sign for your business!

 

 

For free decals contact:

Penny Pritchard, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

Phone: (541) 322-7481

Email: penny.pritchard@deschutes.org

Reporting violations

 Employees and the public may report violations of the law by completing an online complaint form or by calling toll-free 1-866-621-6107.  Complaints will be investigated and violations pursued.

Questions? Email Oregon Health Authority at More.FreshAir@state.or.us or for more information, visit the Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act website