HSE launches guide for pregnant women at work

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


By Ross Wigham

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