On the Approval of the List of Dangerous Working Conditions and Hazardous Agents to Pregnant Women and Women who Have Recently Given Birth or Are Breastfeeding


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GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
 
 
RESOLUTION No 510
 
 
 
ON THE APPROVAL OF THE LIST OF DANGEROUS WORKING CONDITIONS AND HAZARDOUS AGENTS TO PREGNANT WOMEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE RECENTLY GIVEN BIRTH OR ARE BREASTFEEDING
 
 
 
27 May 2015
 
Vilnius
 
 
 
In line with Article 278(1) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania and aiming to implement the Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19 October 1992 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (Tenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 2, p. 110) as last amended by the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/27/EU (OJ 2014 L 65, p. 1) the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has resolved:
 
1. to approve the List of dangerous working conditions and hazardous agents to pregnant women and women who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (as appended);
 
2. to repeal Resolution No 340 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 19 March 2003 on the approval of the List of dangerous working conditions and hazardous agents to  pregnant women and women who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.
 
3. This Resolution shall enter into force on 1 June 2015.
 
 
 
Prime Minister                                                                                 Algirdas Butkevičius
 
 
 
Minister of Social Security and Labour                                          Algimanta Pabedinskienė
 
 
 
APPROVED by Resolution No 510 of 27 May 2015 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
 
 
 
 
 
LIST OF DANGEROUS working conditions and hazardous Agents to PREGNANT WOMEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE RECENTLY GIVEN BIRTH OR ARE BREASTFEEDING
 
 
 
1. The List of dangerous working conditions and hazardous agents to pregnant women and women who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (hereinafter referred to as “the List”) specifies working conditions and hazardous agents in the presence of which the work of pregnant and breastfeeding women is prohibited as well as lists dangerous working conditions and hazardous agents  to pregnant women and women who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.
 
2. Working conditions and hazardous agents in the presence of which the work of pregnant women is prohibited are as follows: 
 
2.1. work in hyperbaric atmosphere, e.g. pressurized enclosures or underwater diving;
 
2.2. work related to biological materials such as tozoplasma and rubella virus, unless the pregnant women are proved to be adequately protected against such agents by immunization;
 
2.3. work related to chemical agents such as lead and lead derivatives in so far as these agents are capable of being absorbed by the human organism;
 
2.4. underground mining work.
 
3. Working conditions and hazardous agents in the presence of which the work of breastfeeding women is prohibited are as follows:
 
3.1. work related to chemical agents such as lead and lead derivatives in so far as these agents are capable of being absorbed by the human organism;
 
3.2. underground mining work.
 
4. Dangerous working conditions and hazardous agents to pregnant women and women who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding are as follows:
 
4.1. working conditions related to:
 
4.1.1. manufacture of auramine;
 
4.1.2. exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, present in coal soot, coal tar, coal pitch, fumes or dusts;
 
4.1.3. exposure to dusts, fumes and sprays produced during the roasting and electro-refining of cupro-nickel mattes;
 
4.1.4. strong acid process in the manufacture of isopropyl alcohol;
 
4.1.5. exposure to hardwood dusts;
 
4.2. underground mining work;
 
4.3.  physical agents where these are regarded as agents likely to cause embryo or foetal lesions and/or likely to disrupt placental attachment, and in particular:
 
4.3.1. shocks, vibration, movement;
 
4.3.2. handling of loads entailing risks, particularly of a dorsolumbar nature;
 
4.3.3. noise;
 
4.3.4. ionizing radiation;
 
4.3.5. non-ionizing radiation (electromagnetic fields);
 
4.3.6. unfavourable thermal environment (extremes of cold or heat);
 
4.3.7. movements and postures, travelling (either inside or outside the establishment), uncomfortable working posture, mental and physical fatigue and other physical burdens;
 
4.4. working conditions related to likely exposure to biological materials of  risk groups 2, 3 and  4, classified according to the Regulations on the Protection of Workers from Exposure to Biological Materials at Work approved by the Minister of Social Security and Labour and the Minister of Health, in so far as it is known that these biological materials or the therapeutic measures necessitated by exposure to such materials endanger the health of pregnant women and the embryo or unborn child, except working conditions and dangerous agents indicated in paragraph 2.2. of the List;
 
4.5. working conditions related to likely exposure to chemical substances and mixtures that meet the classification criteria established in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of  the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (OJ 2008 L 353, p. 1) and that are classified according the above mentioned criteria to one or more hazard classes and categories indicated below that are defined by one or more hazard statements, except for working conditions and hazardous agents indicated in paragraphs 2.3. and 3.1. of the List:
 
4.5.1. germ cell mutagenicity, category 1A, 1B or 2 (H340, H341);
 
4.5.2. carcinogenicity, category 1A, 1B or 2 (H350, H350i, H351);
 
4.5.3. reproductive toxicity, category 1A, 1B or 2 or the additional category for effects on or via lactation (H360, H360D, H360F, H360FD, H360Fd, H360Df, H361, H361d, H361f, H361fd, H362);
 
4.5.4. specific target organ toxicity after single exposure, category 1 or 2 (H370, H371);
 
4.5.5. specific target organ toxicity after  repeated exposure, category 1 or 2 (H372, H373); 
 
4.5.6. acute inhalation toxicity, category 1, 2 or 3 (H330, H331);
 
4.5.7. acute dermal toxicity, category 1, 2 or 3 (H310, H311);
 
4.5.8. acute oral toxicity, category 1, 2 or 3 (H300, H301);
 
4.5.9. aspiration hazard if swallowed, category 1 (H304);
 
4.6. working conditions related to likely exposure to chemical agents, present under working conditions indicated in paragraph 4.1 of the List;
 
4.7. working conditions related to likely exposure to mercury and mercury compounds;
 
4.8. working conditions related to likely exposure to antimitotic drugs;
 
4.9. working conditions related to likely exposure to carbon monoxide;
 
4.10. working conditions related to likely exposure to well-known chemical agents that are dangerous due to dermal absorption.