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'''Status''': Adopted in 2003
'''Source File''': http://www.city.woodstock.on.ca/documents.php?file=dc6a70712a252123c40d2adba6a11d84
'''WHEREAS''' Section 115 of the Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, authorizes
a municipality to prohibit or regulate the smoking of tobacco in public
places and workplaces within the municipality;
'''AND WHEREAS''' it has been determined that second-hand smoke is a
serious health hazard because of its adverse effects and risk to the
health of inhabitants and workers in The Corporation of the City of
'''AND WHEREAS''' it is desirable for the purpose of promoting and protecting
the health, safety and welfare of inhabitants and workers in The
Corporation of the City of Woodstock to ensure that all public places
and workplaces will be free from second hand smoke.
The short title of this Chapter is “Smoke Free Workplaces and Public Places.”
'''835.2.1 Employee - defined'''<br>
“employee” means a person who, being paid or unpaid, performs any work
for or supplies any service to an employer, or a person who receives any instruction
or training in the activity, business,work, trade, occupation or profession
of an employer and includes a volunteer and a person who is
self-employed and “employment” has a corresponding meaning.
'''835.2.2 Employer - defined'''<br>
“employer”means any person who, as the owner, proprietor,manager, contractor,
superintendent, supervisor or overseer of any activity, business,
work, trade, occupation, or profession, has control over or direction of, or is
directly or indirectly responsible for the employment of an employee.
'''835.2.3 Inspector - defined'''<br>
“inspector" means any employee or class of employee of Oxford
County authorized by theMedical Officer of Health to carry out an inspection
under and to enforce the provisions of this Chapter, or a person
or class of persons appointed by the City of Woodstock as a
municipal by-law enforcement officer to enforce this Chapter, or any
officer of the Oxford Community Police Services.
'''835.2.4 Municipality - defined'''<br>
“municipality” means The Corporation of the City of Woodstock.<br>
<small>By-law 7912-03, 1 May, 2003.</small>
'''8184.108.40.206 Outdoor patio - defined'''<br>
The following criteria apply to outdoor patios:
:(a) an outdoor patio may be roofed;
:(b) an outdoor patio is not located on a roof;
:(c) an outdoor patio has at least 25% of the total area of its perimeter walls open to the outdoors in a manner that will provide cross ventilation to the entire area;
:(d) if an outdoor patio is attached to the main building, it must not abut any open windows with any adjacent workplace or public place;
:(e) if the outdoor area is attached to the main building any entry or exit door to the main building within the patio area must be equipped with a self closing device to bring the door(s) to a closed position to prevent the entry of smoke into the main building;
:(f) an outdoor patio must not share any door used as a principle entrance by staff or members of the public unless there is an alternative principle entrance within 30 metres;
:(g) an outdoor patio must not have a thermostatically controlled heating or air conditioning system. <small>By-law 7955-03, 20 November, 2003.</small>
'''835.2.5 Person - defined'''<br>
“person” includes a corporation.
'''835.2.6 Proprietor - defined'''<br>
“proprietor”means a person who controls, governs or directs the activity
carried on within a public place and includes a person actually in
charge of the premises at any particular time.
'''835.2.7 Public place - defined'''<br>
“public place” means any building, structure, vessel, vehicle or conveyance,
or part thereof, whether covered by a roof or not, to which the
public has access as of right or by invitation, expressed or implied,
whether or not a fee is charged for entry, but does not include an outdoor
patio or a street, road or highway.
'''835.2.8 Smoke or smoking - defined'''<br>
“smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette,
pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment.
'''835.2.9 Workplace - defined'''<br>
“workplace” means a building, structure, vessel, vehicle or conveyance or
part thereof, to which the public may or may not have access, either express
or implied, in which one or more employees work, including any other area
in the building, structure, vessel, vehicle or conveyance utilized by employees,
but does not include an outdoor patio.
'''835.3.1 Smoking - prohibited'''<br>
No person shall smoke in any workplace within the City of Woodstock
whether or not a No Smoking sign is posted.
'''835.3.2 Employer - responsibility'''<br>
Every employer shall, within the area of his or her responsibility:
:(a) ensure compliance with this Chapter;
:(b) prohibit smoking in the workplace;
:(c) inform each employee in the workplace that smoking is prohibited in the workplace;
:(d) post No Smoking signs in accordance with Article 5 in conspicuous locations at every entrance and washroom in the workplace indicating that smoking is prohibited in the workplace; and
:(e) ensure that no ashtray or like paraphernalia is placed or permitted to remain in any part of the workplace.
'''835.3.3 Exemption - private residence as part of workplace'''<br>
Sections 835.3.1 and 835.3.2 do not apply to, any part of a workplace
that is used as a private residence, whether temporarily or permanently.
'''835.4.1 Smoking - prohibited'''<br>
No person shall smoke in any public place within the City of
Woodstock, whether or not a No Smoking sign is posted.
'''835.4.2 Proprietor - responsibility'''<br>
Every proprietor of a public place shall, within the area of his or her responsibility:
:(a) ensure compliance with this Chapter;
:(b) prohibit smoking in the public place;
:(c) post No Smoking signs in accordance with Article 5 in conspicuous locations at every entrance and washroom in the public place indicating that smoking is prohibited in the public place; and
:(d) ensure that no ashtray or like paraphernalia is placed or permitted to remain in any part of the public place.
'''SIGNAGE - REQUIREMENTS'''
'''835.5.1 Posted - maintained - conspicuous - size - location'''<br>
Every employer and every proprietor shall post and maintain in conspicuous
locations at each entrance to a facility and in the washrooms, a
sign at least 14 centimetres (5.5 inches) by 14 centimetres (5.5 inches)
in size that includes depiction of the international No Smoking symbol
at least 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) high, and lettering at least 0.8 centimetres
(5/16 inch) high and at least 0.2 centimetres (1/16 inch) wide at
the narrowest point, with the rest of the letter sized proportionately,
which reads “The Corporation of the City of Woodstock” Maximum
'''835.5.2 Characteristic - proportion - measurement etc.'''<br>
Where a No Smoking sign is required to be placed or posted under this
Chapter, the sign shall have the proportions, characteristics and minimum measurements
set out in Section 835.5.1, and shall be as depicted
in Schedule ‘A’ and shall consist of two contrasting colours, or if the
lettering and graphic symbol are to be applied directly to the surface or
to be mounted on a clear panel, the lettering and graphic symbol shall
contrast with the background.
'''835.5.3 Symbol - refers to all types of smoking'''<br>
Despite the fact that the symbol referred to in Schedule ‘A’ is a cigarette,
it may include a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted
'''835.5.4 Deviations in design - not misleading - permitted'''<br>
Deviations from the colour or content of the sign prescribed by this Article
that do not affect the substance or that are not calculated to mislead
do not vitiate the sign.
'''835.6.1 At all reasonable times'''<br>
An inspector may, at any reasonable time, enter any public place or workplace
for the purpose of determining compliance with this Chapter.
'''835.6.2 Entry into dwelling - permission - warrant - required'''<br>
No inspector may enter a workplace that is also a dwelling without the
consent of the occupant or without first obtaining and producing a
'''835.7.1 Fine - for contravention'''<br>
Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Chapter, or
who hinders or obstructs an inspector lawfully carrying out the enforcement
of this Chapter, is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is
liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 as provided for in the Provincial
Offences Act, or any successor thereof.
'''835.7.2 Conviction - order prohibiting continuation'''<br>
If this Chapter is contravened and a conviction entered, the court in
which the conviction has been entered and any court of competent jurisdiction
thereafter may, in addition to any other remedy and to any
penalty that is imposed, make an order prohibiting the continuation or
repetition of the offence by the person convicted.
'''835.8.1 Conflict - other enactments'''<br>
If a provision of this Chapter conflicts with an Act or Regulation or another
by-law, the provision that is the most restrictive of smoking shall prevail.
If any Section of this Chapter or part thereof is found in any court of law
to be illegal or beyond the power of the municipality to enact, such Section
or part thereof shall be deemed to be severable and all other Sections
or parts of the Chapter shall be deemed to be separate and
independent thereof and to be enacted as such.
'''REPEAL - ENACTMENT'''
'''835.9.1 By-law - previous'''<br>
By-laws 6530-88 (Woodstock Municipal Code 833) and 5876-81
(Woodstock Municipal Code 835) are hereby repealed.
'''835.9.2 Effective date'''<br>
This Chapter shall come into effect on September 1st, 2003.<br>
<small>By-law 7912-03, 1 May, 2003.</small>
''<small>Footnote: 1 - For the sake of consistency, Canadian municipal by-laws are categorized as ordinances as they serve the same purpose as their American counterparts.</small>''
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