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Pregnant and breastfeeding co-workers

In connection with pregnancy and breastfeeding, there are special reasons to pay extra attention to the risks in the work environment.

Pregnant and breastfeeding co-workers are entitled to an individual risk assessment of their work environment.

For instructions see “Supporting work environment document – pregnant and nursing personnel in KI laboratories” under Documents below.

The Swedish Work Environment Authority's regulation on Pregnant and breastfeeding workers (see link below) regulates what kind of work may be performed by pregnant and breastfeeding workers.

The purpose of this regulation is to prevent pregnant women, women which has recently delivered and women who are breastfeeding, from being exposed to factors or conditions at work that may lead to the risk of ill-health or accidents.

See also the Swedish Work Environment Authority's theme page and other links and documents.

Contact:

If you have any questions contact kemikaliesakerhet@ki.se

Heike Siegmund

Coordinator
Miljö och säkerhet
UF Central Administration