Venuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
This question might seem kind of odd..but...
I was at a Firestone "Mastercare" service center today and noticed that most of the mechanics were walking around the service bays with lit cigarrettes in their mouths. Is this not very dangerous (if not illegal)? I would think with all of the fumes from veichles and with all of the flammable fluids that it would be forbidden. (Are they truely living up to the "fire" in their name?)
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12659 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
My dad always worked on our cars and he smoked up to two packs a day. He helped me change the fuel filter on my Nissan 210 once. He took a smoke before, helped me, washed his hands and took a smoke after.
Other times, when he was changing the break pads or the plugs or something, he too would let that cigarette dangle from his mouth. It has something to do with the ashes are already out (most of the time) so it can be safe.
On the other hand, it is a workplace and should be subject to workplace/smoking rules......