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A member of your team is pregnant

DANGERS | MEASURES TO BE TAKEN

DANGERS

Certain chemical, physical or biological agents may be dangerous during pregnancy. An excessive work charge can also enhance the risk of premature childbirth.

MESURES TO BE TAKEN

The employer has the obligation to analyze the risks and take appropriate protective measures, notably in terms of work settings and duration (standing position, number of hours per day), as well as difficulty and dangerousness of the activities. The superior is expected to inform the pregnant employee of the risks and prescribed measures and, if the danger posed by the activity to the mother or the child cannot be reduced within acceptable limits, to propose similar activities that present no risks.

STEPS engineers are available to carry out risk analyses and devise relevant protective measures.

In all cases, it is advisable to forward all information and relevant documents to the DIRH.


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Contacts

  Service health at work, environment, prevention, security (STEPS), steps(at)unige.ch or 022 379 78 06

  DIRH, secretariat-dirh(at)unige.ch ou 022 379 75 56

 

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Laws and regulations

  Federal law on the work in industry, craft and trade (LTr)

  Art. 62 à 65 Ordonnance 1 Labour law (OLT1)

 

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For further information

  Information document on maternity protection by the University commission of security and health in the workplace (CUSSTR)

  State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

  Cantonal office for work inspection and relations

  Details on maternity protection

  Federal act on gender equality

  A family-friendly personnel policy

  Check-lists and practical tools for employees and employers