How well is Ohio’s Smoke Free Work Place Act being enforced? Find out in upcoming seminar

The Prevention Center for Health Neighborhoods will host a seminar looking at smoke-free workplace laws and public health.

David Bruckman, the biostatistician and chief systems analyst at the Cleveland Department of Public Health and an adjunct instructor at PRCHN, will present “Enforcement of Ohio’s Smoke Free Work Place Law Through the Lens of Public Health Practice” July 11 at noon.

Bruckman’s presentation will focus on how Ohio’s Smoke Free Work Place Act has been implemented and enforced over the past five years, especially related to the results of a convenience survey of public health workers who enforce the law. Some of the topics for discussion will be: the problems of uncollected fines, how the public health workforce sees enforcement and other issues, and the issue of whether smoke-free enforcement should be prioritized over other food and safety code enforcement.

The seminar will take place in the ground floor conference room of the BioEnterprise Building. A light lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Ilene Katz Jewell at