Sample Safety Policies

for the healthcare industry

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan


The Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan is to reduce or eliminate occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Emergency Action Plan


An emergency action plan is a written document required by particular OSHA standards and is intended to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.

Hazard Communication Program


The goal of the Hazard Communication Program is to protect people from injuries and illnesses associated with using hazardous chemicals in the workplace. People have the right-to-know and understand the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to at work.

Respiratory Protection Program


A respiratory protection program ensures that all employees are properly protected from respiratory hazards. A written respiratory program is required if their employees use respirators.

The following is a sample of the customizable safety policies relevant to healthcare industry within Midwestern’s Risk Management Center. The Risk Management Center is only accessible to workers’ compensation policyholders of Midwestern Insurance Alliance.

Anti-Harassment Policy

A policy on harassment in the workplace describing prohibited behaviors, employee rights and responsibilities, complaint procedures, confidentiality, prohibited retaliation, and supervisor responsibilities.

Back Injury Prevention and Ergonomic Evaluation

A written policy for employees that details how to avoid back injuries while in the workplace.

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Template

The Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan is designed to minimize or eliminate occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Hazard Assessment for PPE

A hazard assessment policy for employees using PPE (personal protective equipment).

Incident Investigation Plan

A policy on the topic of conducting incident investigations including the process of investigating incidents, gathering information about the incident, identifying root causes, and determining corrective actions to prevent the incident from recurring.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

This document outlines key elements of a comprehensive Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It includes best practices including hazard identification and assessment, incident investigation, controlling and correcting hazards, training and recordkeeping.

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Process

JSAs are designed to enhance employees’ awareness and adherence to safety controls. JSAs outline by position the various steps, respective hazards, and job requirements that need to be in place to prevent incidents from occurring.

Return to Work Program

A program designed for employees who sustain a compensated injury with temporary modified/transitional duties.

Safety Committee Program

This program is designed to promote and assure a safe and healthful work environment and to foster a commitment and involvement of employees and management in this cooperative effort.

Spill Prevention and Response Plan

A plan designed to prevent spills and to allow for the proper responses to chemical spills and other emergency releases involving hazardous materials.

Substance Abuse Policy

The purpose of this testing policy is to protect the physical and psychological well being of all the staff at this organization’s facilities and job sites and protect the safety of the public.

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

An example workplace violence prevention program.

Risk Management Action Plan

An action plan for identifying and tracking critical elements when developing a Risk Management Plan.

Risk Management Service Plan

A service plan for identifying and tracking critical elements when developing a Risk Management Plan.