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Name: Ministerial Order No. 32 of 2013 regulating occupations in which it is prohibited from employing women.
Country: Bahrain
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment; Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2013-06-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2013-06-27, No. 3110, P. 8 - P. 9
ISN: BHR-2013-R-95435
Bibliography: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2013-06-27, No. 3110, P. 8 - P. 9
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Abstract/Citation: Provides a list of occupations for which women may not be employed, these occupations are as follows:
- underground work;
- work involving exposure to high temperature;
- work requiring great or continuous physical efforts;
- work involving exposure to dangerous vibrations; and
- work involving use or manufacturing of lead.
Moreover, this Order Provides a list of occupations for which pregnant women may not be employed. These occupations are as follows:
- occupations involving exposure to atomic or nuclear radiation or to X-rays;
- work which might expose woman worker to benzene smoke;
- work which exposes women to teratogenic substances; and
- work involving exposure to aniline dyes, carbon sulphate in the manufacture of silk or cellophane, hydrocarbons in oil refining, mercury, phosphorus, nitro-benzols, manganese, cadmium and beryllium.
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