Safety

Hospital fired up about smoking employees

OSHA Healthcare Connection, February 2, 2010

Starting yesterday, Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, stopped considering job applicants who smoke or test positive for nicotine.

The new policy affects only new employees, but current employees will be offered smoking cessation assistance, reports the January 18 Chattanooga Pulse.

For more details and reactions from healthcare workers read “No butts about it, smokers need not apply” on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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