During pregnancy, people are more sensitive to harmful substances and conditions linked to their work environment. Some physical, chemical and biological agents can interfere with the development of the fetus and cause miscarriages of malformations. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding people are allowed specific protections aimed to protect their health and the health of their child.
Faculty directives on pregnancy
Directive Concerning the Protection of Pregnant and breastfeeding people
The following dispositions describe the restrictions of professional activities for pregnant and breastfeeding people, in order to protect their health and that of the child.
Ordonnance du DEFR sur les activités dangereuses ou pénibles en cas de grossesse et de maternité (RS 822.111.52)
Radiological protection ordinance (RPO) (RS 814.501)
Ordonnance sur la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés aux microorganismes (OPTM) (RS 832.321)
The following people are available for all questions regarding pregnancy and risk evaluation related to pregnancy.
Organizational unit Contact person Department of Biology Chantal Wicky Collaud 8865 Department of Chemistry, Dean's office Anne Schuwey 8779 Department of Geosciences Anneleen Foubert 8978 Department of Physics Joanna Hoszowska 9210 Medicine Section Anna Lauber-Biason 8534 Adolphe Merkle Institute Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser 9502