In many workplaces there are risks which may affect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers and their child. Working conditions normally considered acceptable may require adjustment during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
There are specific laws which require employers to protect the health and safety of their employees who are, or in the future could be a new or expectant mother.
Occupational health staff can advise managers on how to undertake a health risk assessment and suggest or recommend the necessary safe systems of working that should be implemented. This will ensure the company is operating within the confines of the required regulations.