Handbook EL-801 Revision: Smoking

Effective May 15, 2014, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook, section 8-21 to clarify the definition of smoking.

Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook

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8 General Safety Rules and Regulations

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8-21 Smoking

[Revise the text of 8-21 to read as follows:]

Smoking is defined as having a lighted or activated electronic cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other smoking material. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings or office space (including service lobbies) owned or leased by the Postal Service. Smoking indoors by any occupant of such space is not allowed.

Local managers, with input from employee representatives, may decide whether or not to permit smoking in designated outdoor locations on Postal Service property.

Smoking is prohibited in any General Service Administration interagency fleet management system vehicles.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next online version of Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook, which is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n Under “Essential Links” in the left-hand column, click PolicyNet.

n Click Manuals.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.