Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines to help
employers provide a safe and healthy experience for pregnant women at work.
new advice explains how organisations should carry out risk assessments to
identify any potential hazards to pregnant staff.
guide, New and expectant mothers at work, also gives detailed advice on
possible physical, chemical and biological risks in the workplace.
advises employers that new or expectant mothers should avoid:
lifting heavy loads
working in confined spaces
working at unsuitable workstations
working in stressful or violent environments
working with lead