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A pregnant woman working at a hotel, standing next to the breakfast buffet.
A pregnant woman working at a hotel.

Pregnant workers

Currently there are increasing numbers of women employed in most work places. However, unlike male workers, female workers can become pregnant. What happens then?

After this session, you will know that certain workplaces may have conditions that are unsafe for a pregnant worker and her unborn child, but that our knowledge about how the different exposures can affect the outcome is limited. You will also learn more about legislation and the rights of pregnant workers as well as that these differ from country to country. Despite the lack of consistency in legislation across countries and the gaps in our knowledge about specific hazards, we will try to give you some guidelines for managing pregnant workers.

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Occupational Health in Developing Countries

University of Bergen