Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. Employers are obligated to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may have adverse health effects on either mother or child. The inventory originates from Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP.


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2 This substance is included in Annex II of Directive 92/85/EEC, the list of agents and working conditions that require special safety precautions for pregnant and breastfeeding workers. Workers must not be obliged to perform duties for which the assessment has revealed a risk to safety or health.

16 Listed in Annex II, point A.1(b), ''Biological agents''. This agent is listed unless the pregnant workers are proved to be adequately protected against such agents by immunization.