The TUC and Maternity Action have warned that employers are not doing enough to protect pregnant women at work and have published new guidance to help keep female staff safe during and after pregnancy. The guide highlights the risks new and expectant mothers face, including irregular and long working hours, a higher risk of musculoskeletal problems when travelling long distances, and heat, as the body has to work harder to cool down during pregnancy. The guide suggests ways employers can keep their pregnant staff safe including: making workstations more comfortable, changing workload or hours to reduce stress, varying starting and finishing times to make commuting easier and agreeing an increase in breaks to visit the toilet and drink more fluids.
Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn
Article by: Makbool Javaid |