Nor-Lea Hospital District has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of employees and to the security of our equipment and facilities. For these reasons, Nor-Lea Hospital District is committed to the elimination of drug and/or alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.
It is the policy of Nor-Lea Hospital District to prohibit smoking on all company premises in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. The law defines smoking as the "act of lighting, smoking or carrying a lighted or smoldering cigar, cigarette or pipe of any kind."
The smoke-free workplace policy applies to:
• All areas of company buildings.
• All company-sponsored off-site conferences and meetings.
• All vehicles owned or leased by the company.
• All visitors (customers and vendors) to the company premises.
• All contractors and consultants and/or their employees working on the company premises.
• All employees, temporary employees and interns.
Smoking is not permitted in parking lots.
Nor-Lea Hospital District defines bullying as “repeated inappropriate behavior, either direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment.” Such behavior violates the Nor-Lea Hospital District’s Workplace Bullying policy, which clearly states that all employees will be treated with dignity and respect.
VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
All employees, customers, vendors and business associates must be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. Employees are expected to refrain from conduct that may be dangerous to others.
Conduct that threatens, intimidates or coerces another employee, patient, customer, vendor or business associate will not be tolerated. Nor-Lea Hospital District resources may not be used to threaten, stalk or harass anyone at the workplace or outside the workplace. Nor-Lea Hospital District treats threats coming from an abusive personal relationship as it does other forms of violence.
It is the responsibility of each employee to conduct all tasks in a safe and efficient manner complying with all local, state and federal safety and health regulations and program standards, and with any special safety concerns for use in a particular area or with a client.
Our patients and other parties with whom we do business entrust us with important information relating to their businesses. It is our policy that all information considered confidential will not be disclosed to external parties or to employees without a “need to know.” If an employee questions whether certain information is considered confidential, he/she should first check with his/her immediate supervisor.
ATTIRE AND GROOMING
It is important for all employees to project a professional image while at work by being appropriately attired. Nor-Lea Hospital District employees are expected to be neat, clean and well-groomed while on the job. Clothing must be consistent with the standards for a business environment and must be appropriate to the type of work being performed.