Smoking, Vaping, & Chewing Tobacco Policy

  • Smoking is ONLY allowed on the property at the designated smoking area/shack located at the corner of parking lot on the left hand side as you drive in the main driveway
  • Inside your personal vehicle – cannot be standing outside your vehicle
    • If smoking in vehicle – cannot be parked next to any buildings
  • Smoking while walking across the property is not allowed, only smoking in the designated areas.
    • We are hearing of many people lighting up and walking across the parking lot smoking, smoking outside their vehicles and the butts are all over the parking lot
  • Cigarettes’ are ONLY to be disposed of in the designated receptacle, not on the ground
    • There is a receptacle for butts in the designated smoking area
    • If smoking in their vehicles they need to extinguish in their vehicles too

Drug and Alcohol Policy.  

Manpower is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace free from the effects of drugs, alcohol and other substances that impair an employee’s ability to work safely and productively.  Employees are prohibited from using or possessing alcohol and illegal drugs either at work or while working, including all forms of marijuana.  For the purposes of this policy, illegal drugs are drugs that are illegal under either state or federal law.

Employees must report to work in a fit and safe condition and any employee who is impaired by alcohol or illegal drugs while working or at work may be disciplined, including the possibility of termination.  A supervisor may determine that an employee is impaired by observing the employee’s behavior.  Examples of the symptoms of impairment include lack of coordination or balance, impact on the employee’s eyes (e.g. red, bloodshot, dilated pupils, glassy, etc.), slurred speech, the odor of marijuana or alcohol, lack of focus and/or other unusual behavior.  If impairment is demonstrated, appropriate action will be taken.

The legal use of prescription medications by an employee is permitted while working provided that it is done under the supervision and approval of a medical provider, and such use does not impair an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job in a safe manner.  The use and possession of medical marijuana is not permitted while working.

Failure to follow established policies can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination of assignment.

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other policy please reach out to our office 207-942-6178 or text 207-560-0913

Masking Policy

When Penobscot County falls below the “High” risk rating from the CDC guidance mask wearing is optional vs. mandatory.  It is important to note the following:

  • If an employee has been out on a 5 day isolation due to symptoms or having been exposed – they will be required to wear a mask for an additional 5 days when they are at work per the CDC guidelines
  • Masks are now optional for both Vaccinated AND Unvaccinated people
  • Visitors are no longer required to wear masks as long as they do not have symptoms and have not had symptoms in the past 10 days
  • Old Town Canoe will still be conducting health screenings on all visitors
  • Old Town Canoe will still be doing contact tracing interviews in all situations where someone has been exposed or is exhibiting symptoms and will still be following the CDC guidelines on isolating 5 days where it applies
  • The CDC still recommends that people get vaccinated and stay up to date on their vaccinations
  • The CDC also recommends that anyone who is considered high risk due to underlying health conditions still wear a mask