Last week while running a training course covering compliance, risk and audit, the subject of breastfeeding mothers came up. My view was that many employers might regard facilities for breastfeeding mothers to be within section 361)(e) of the NZ HSWA 2015. There were no dissenting voices from the group.
This week, a case from Europe has been reported. It is about an EU Directive on the subject and shows that (in EU countries) each breastfeeding mother should be covered by an individual risk assessment.
What do you think?
Read the case for the background at
Yes definitely - all expectant and breast-feeding mothers require an individual risk assessment. The reason this is needed for breast-feeding mothers is because workplace exposure to chemicals can be transferred via breast milk.
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