pregnant-women-protection

EU. Chemical Agents: Annexes I & II, Dir. 92/85/EEC on Pregnant Workers, 28 November 1992 (updated by table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, 5 Oct 2018)

This list contains substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. This is only a partial list; employers are obliged to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may cause adverse health effect for either mother or child. This list is generated from hazardous substances listed in Directive 92/85/EEC and from table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP.

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1 This substance is included in Annex I of Directive 92/85/EEC, the non-exhaustive list of agents, processes and working conditions. For these, the employer must monitor the nature, degree and duration of exposure of workers in order to: assess any risks to the safety or health and any possible effect on the pregnancies or breastfeeding of workers, and decide what measures should be taken.

3 ''Physical agents...'' is the category listed as Annex I, point A.1. It means physical agents where these are regarded as agents causing foetal lesions and/or likely to disrupt placental attachment, and in particular: (a) shocks, vibration or movement; (b) handling of loads entailing risks, particularly of a dorsolumbar nature; (c) noise; (d) ionizing radiation; (e) non-ionizing radiation; (f) extremes of cold or heat; and (g) movements and postures, travelling -- either inside or outside...


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