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New and Expectant Mothers

Section Information
Course Name: New and Expectant Mothers
Course Code: New_and_Expectant_Mothers
Course duration: 45 minutes
Course introduction:

Many workplaces with previously acceptable working conditions may contain hazards and risks that affect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers.

Hazards can range from exposure to biological and chemical agents, to constant standing or excessive workloads, and the consequences can be serious.

This course details legislation relating to employer’s and employee’s responsibilities, entitlements for new and expectant mothers, the common physical, biological and chemical hazards in the workplace, risk assessments, and tips on assisting new and expectant mothers in any workplace.

Course objectives: In this course you will learn about:

  • The legislation and the employee’s and employer’s responsibilities
  • Entitlements and unfair dismissal
  • The most common ailments of being pregnant
  • Physical, biological and chemical hazards, and their impact on the woman and developing baby
  • Tips on helping pregnant or new mothers
  • PEEPs, and generic and personal risk assessments

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