Created in October 2021, this COVID-19 Workplace Safety Sample Policy is a 9-page Microsoft Word document that provides sample language, example strategies, and other items your nonprofit may consider while crafting your own COVID-19 workplace safety policy. Download your own copy, then use the sample policy to guide conversation with your workers and board, or to serve as a template for writing your policy.
Visit the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for the latest requirements and guidance for preventing COVID-19 at your workplace.
You may also find our COVID-19 Workplace Safety Checklist a helpful resource to assess your nonprofit’s readiness for workers, clients, and visitors to return to the workplace.
If you are a large employer, with 100 or more employees, the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration made public on November 4, 2021 the Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers to ensure that workers are vaccinated or are regularly tested for COVID-19.* The National Council of Nonprofits assembled a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Larger Employers summary document, which you may find helpful as you assess your nonprofit’s COVID-19 workplace safety and associated policies.
*Important Update: On January 13, 2022, the US Supreme Court put this standard on hold to allow litigation over the requirement to work through the lower courts system. For the most recent information, visit OSHA’s webpage on the Emergency Temporary Standard.