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Document ID (ISN)100624
CIS number 02-1719
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title Guide to good practices for improving occupational safety and health in the area of risks to reproductive health and maternity
Original title Guía de buenas prácticas para la mejora de la seguridad y la salud en el trabajo por razones de reproducción y maternidad [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Dirección General de la Inspección de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Spain, 2002. 126p. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract This guide was developed as part of a European Union project for improving the protection of workers against risks to reproductive health and pregnancy (see CIS 02-1718) and is aimed at employers and employees, legal advisors, persons involved in collective bargaining and government services. It consists of three parts. The first part explains the basic biological aspects of human reproduction, the objectives of labour protection provisions, the responsibilities of employers, general hazards (mental and physical fatigue, work postures, stress, infection hazards) and specific hazards (physical, chemical and biological hazards, conditions of work). The second part presents the rights of workers during pregnancy, the different types of parental leave and the benefits offered by social security services. The final part explains the guaranteed rights (job protection against dismissal, other guarantees with respect to contractual relations, right to occupational safety and health protection). Appendices include: tables of substances with risk phrases R60, R61, R63 and R64; biological agents hazardous to female reproductive health; classification of substances having reproductive toxicity.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; legal aspects; nursing mothers; expectant mothers; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) harmful physical agents; responsibilities of employers; maternity leave; European Communities; safety guides; toxic substances; stress factors; employee rights; work posture
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union; Spain
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects