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Welcome to Make it Policy. Here you will find information that will walk you through the steps of creating and implementing a sun safety policy.

Schools and school district's have led the way in the adoption and implementation of sun safe practices for students and staff. Workplaces can follow these steps, adapted from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Fit Healthy and Ready to Learn School Policy Guide and USDA's Team Nutrition, to create and implement a sun safety policy for employees.

See Put It Into Practice for policy implementation strategies.

Initial Homework
Not sure what your first steps should be? more>>>

Role of the Worksite
Outdoor workers spend many hours a day being exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Learn to recognize the importance of sun safety at the worksite. more>>>

Identify a Policy Development Team
Learn how to identify a team to help you develop a workplace sun safety policy. more>>>

Analyze Your Current Policy
Conduct a needs assessment of your workplace’s policies and procedures related to sun safety. more>>>

Draft a Policy
Create a custom policy using the Policy Writing Assistant or choose a policy from the templates provided. more>>>

Build Awareness and Support
A supportive workplace community is essential to developing a successful policy. more>>>

Adopt the Policy
Once you have a policy – get it adopted! more>>>

Maintain, Measure and Evaluate
Evaluate your efforts by completing an annual review of your workplace’s progress towards sun safety. more>>>

Saved Assessment and Policies
Keep track of what you have done by saving your assessments and policies. more>>>

According to NASBE, “Education polices are official statements of vision and judgment that address the needs of a state, districts, or school.” NASBE suggests that the development and implementation of policies are valuable for providing:

Adapted from USDA Team Nutrition’s The Local Process: How to Create and Implement a Local Wellness Policy, and University of Southern California Prevention Solutions’ Alcohol & Drug Policy Resource Manual for Schools by Mary Ann Pentz, PhD. (Unpublished).


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