Operating in a clean air environment is one of the key factors attributing to “evolution and innovation”; the driving force behind a competitive automotive and supplier industry.
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Working in an environment that depends on its people to streamline production means it’s beneficial to keep them close to their stations as well as provide a safe working environment; but how does that affect smokers and non-smokers?
This issue has become a very common challenge and spoken about topic within the automotive and supplier industry. In the past, there were two common scenarios; both unsuccessful for several reasons… Smokers either smoked in their working areas, causing health risks and an unpleasant environment toward non-smokers, as well as increasing the risk of a fire.
The other option was that smokers left their work areas to walk quite far to go outside, or to another designated area to take a cigarette break. Considering such factors, as the time it takes the employees to go there and smoke, there’s also the occurrence that smokers away from their work areas may socialize a little longer than they initially planned, plus have the commute back to their station. Taking that into account and adding the amount of smoke breaks the average worker takes in a day, this option has shown to significantly reduce production.