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Draft a Policy

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Based on your needs assessment, draft your initial policy statements. Writing a policy is not easy, but help is available. To save time, you may consider adapting or adopting another workplace's or organization's existing policy to meet the needs of your worksite. Sun Safe Colorado has several Template Policies to aid you in this process.

The Policy Writing Assistant makes it easy to create a new workplace policy specifically tailored to your workplace’s needs. This unique interactive tool walks you through the steps of writing a new policy and does the work for you.

Propose the Policy

When you propose your policy to decision makers, it is often a good idea to propose several policy options from which they can choose, so bring several examples with you to the meeting. Your decision makers probably want to know the financial implications of each policy option, particularly with regard to sun safe clothing, sunscreen, and shade structures.

Draft an Implementation Plan

Your team will also find it helpful to draft a plan for implementing and measuring the new policy while you are drafting the policy itself. For example, you may consider:

Answering these questions while you draft the initial policy will help your team anticipate challenges and prepare to meet them.

Keep Policymakers Informed

Workplace decision makers do not like surprises. You need to keep your workplace's policymakers informed about the proposed sun safety policy and obtain their support throughout the development process.

If you need further information on the policy development process, review the OSHA Guidelines that have been developed by national health organizations.

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