Quality Assurance, Quality Development and Safety

Health protection

Ensures healthy working conditions.

Good working conditions combined with a conscious health behaviour are the prerequisites for good work performance.

Ergonomically designed workplaces prevent fatigue and overuse. This reduces the risk of associated health disorders and the risk of accidents accidents.

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On the basis of a simplified estimate of the indoor heat load, the technical, organizational and personal measures can be determined and taken before and during the heat period. The recommendations also provide practical tips (such as personal behaviour). Occupational heat workplaces such as e.g. for the maintenance and repair of heat-dissipated plants, must be assessed by external occupational safety specialists.
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Contact person: Silvia Rösselet
Pregnant women and mothers benefit from the following special protective measures for the period leading up to the birth, after the birth and during breast-feeding:

Health protection

The number of working hours are restricted to nine hours a day, and there is a ban on work at night for at least eight weeks before the birth. There is also protection from arduous or dangerous work and from substances that are harmful to health, etc.

Continuation

Pregnant women who are employed but unable to go to work receive their wages for a limited period as in the case of illness of accident.

Inability to work due illness or pregnancy - rights and obligations

Protection against dismissal

The number of working hours are restricted to nine hours a day, and there is a ban on work at night for at least eight weeks before the birth. There is also protection from arduous or dangerous work and from substances that are harmful to health, etc.

The Employment Act (Map) of March 13, 1964 (Status as of December 1st, 2013) protects the health of pregnant and breast-feeding women. The “Maternity Protection Ordinance” of March 20, 2001(Status as of January 1st, 2015) defines the criteria for the risk assessment of hazards in the workplace. Pregnant women are more susceptible to external (physical, biological or chemical) influences, which can have a serious impact on the unborn child. A risk assessment of the workplace should be done as early as possible in order to define protective measures and/or tasks that should avoided.

The management of the organizational unit has the responsibility to ensure the safety of people, of the environment as well as the safety at workplaces. It ensures the implementation and adherence to the operational safety concept and has defined the necessary organizational structure.

Information Leaflet on Maternity Protection
Workplace assessment for pregnancy
Maternity protection and protective measures (overview table)
Workplace assessment form
Mother child rooms at the DBMR and the University of Bern