Statement: The healthcare organisation has human resource management policies and support systems that protect and promote the health of all who work in the organisation.
Healthcare service staff, including tobacco users and non-tobacco users, are a key focus of the Global Standards. Support for tobacco cessation should be one aspect of a comprehensive staff wellbeing program. There should also be clarity around the expectations of staff to comply with the tobacco-free environment and consistency and clarity around the consequences of non-compliance.
The healthcare organisation has a comprehensive workplace health promotion programme.
The healthcare organisation has policies that emphasise the pro-active and exemplary role of staff in the implementation and support of the workplace tobacco-free policy.
The healthcare organisation has a process in place to identify and record the health status of staff (including tobacco and associated devices/e-cigarette use); and offers appropriate help, support and treatment as necessary.
The healthcare organisation has a tobacco cessation service or direct access to a cessation service for the purpose of helping their staff tobacco users to quit.
The healthcare organisation has a clear procedure in place within existing local disciplinary measures to manage policy non-compliance by staff.