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Name: Decree of 2 May 1994 to lay down instructions to promote the improvment of the occupational safety and health of women workers during pregnancy and breast feeding (Decree on pregnant women workers).
Country: Netherlands
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment; Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1994-05-02
Entry into force:
Published on: Staatsblad, 1994-05-19, No. 337, pp. 1-15
ISN: NLD-1994-R-44904
Bibliography: Staatsblad, 1994-05-19, No. 337, pp. 1-15
Abstract/Citation: Implements articles 4 to 6 of EC Directive No. 92/85/EEC. Requires that the employer organizes labour, fix up the working place, adapts the production or working methods so that the safety and health of the pregnant or breast-feedig woman worker are not endangered. Should the fulfilment of this obligation not be possible, the temporary following measures shall be taken: adaptation of labour or working and rest periods; or asignment of other duties; or exemption from work. The employer shall take stock of and evaluate the hazards related to labour performed by the woman worker. Inserts a new article in the Lead Decree providing that pregnant or breast-feeding women worker shall not be compelled to perform labour where they might be exposed to lead or lead derivates.
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