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Workplace Smoking Rules in West Virginia

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on June 22, 2012.

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Employers in West Virginia must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.

In West Virginia smoking is generally prohibited in public buildings, offices, and other space leased or owned by the state.

Employers covered: Not specified.

Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.

Posting requirements: Signs either prohibiting or permitting smoking must be posted.

An employer's workplace smoking policy must be posted in waiting rooms and reception areas.

No smoking areas: Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, offices, and other space leased or owned by the state, except in designated smoking areas.

Permitted smoking areas: Designated smoking areas must be ventilated so as to create a smoke-free environment in nonsmoking areas. If a smoke-free environment cannot be created, smoking must be prohibited entirely.

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