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Title:

Pregnancy and Work Exposures

Publication date:

4/8/2022

Effective date:

11/25/2008

BRIEF

Policy Summary

The Pregnancy and Work Exposures policy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is used to assess and control workplace exposures for declared pregnant workers (DPWs), including:

  • Radiation exposure
  • Chemical exposure
  • Physical hazards

Who Should Read This Policy

All Laboratory employees who could become pregnant.

To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

The POLICY tab on this wiki page

To Read the ES&H Program Details, Go To:

Contact Information

For assistance or information on this policy, contact:
Health Services(510) 486-6266
https://ehs.lbl.gov/service/health-services/


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labelPolicy

Title:

Pregnancy and Work Exposures

Publication date:

4/8/2022

Effective date:

11/25/2008

POLICY

A. Purpose

The Pregnancy and Work Exposures policy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is used to assess and control workplace exposures for declared pregnant workers (DPWs), including:

  • Radiation exposure
  • Chemical exposure
  • Physical hazards

B. Persons Affected

All Laboratory employees who could become pregnant

C. Exceptions

None

D. Policy Statement

  1. Disclosure of pregnancy is voluntary.
  2. When a Berkeley Lab employee self-discloses a pregnancy to the Laboratory's Health Services, that employee is asked to complete and submit a Declared Pregnant Worker (DPW) Form.
  3. A health professional will discuss with the pregnant employee their work environment and determine whether any changes are required to protect the employee and their baby. See ES&H Manual Chapter 21 (Radiological Control Manual), Chapter 2, Part 1, Section 215.
  4. Health Services will coordinate with an industrial hygienist, radiation professionals, or other health and safety subject matter experts to identify, assess, and control exposures in the employee's work environment.

E. Roles and Responsibilities

Role

Responsibility

Berkeley Lab Health Services

  • Maintains the DPW process.
  • Coordinates with EHS subject matter experts on DPW job assessment(s).

Declared pregnant workers

  • Contact Berkeley Lab Health Services when willing to disclose pregnancy.
  • Complete the DPW Form as requested by Health Services.
  • Provide information about job tasks to the EH&S professional conducting the exposure assessment.
  • Follow all controls provided by EH&S for exposure control.

Berkeley Lab EH&S Subject Matter Expert(s)

  • Identify exposure potentials for DPWs.
  • Assess level of potential hazards for DPWs.
  • Determine control measures.
  • Track implementation and effectiveness of control measures.

F. Definitions/Acronyms

See ES&H Manual Chapter 3 for technical terms related to the details of this policy and its implementation.

Term

Definition

DPW

Declared pregnant worker

G. Recordkeeping Requirements

Health Services – Declared Pregnant Worker forms

H. Implementing Documents

Document Number

ES&H Manual Reference

Title

Type

07.05.003.001

Chapter 3, Section 3.14

Pregnancy

Procedure

07.05.003.002

Radiological Control Manual Chapter 2, Part 1, Section 215

Declared Pregnant Radiation Workers

Procedure

07.07.005.001

Chapter 4, Work Process A

Exposure Assessment

Procedure

I. Contact Information

For assistance or information on this policy, contact:
Health Services(510) 486-6266
https://ehs.lbl.gov/service/health-services/

J. Revision History

Date

Revision

By Whom

Revision Description

Section(s) Affected

Change Type

4/8/2022

1.2

T. Durrani

Periodic review

All

Minor

8/8/2013

1.1

P. Lichty

Review completed 7/24/13; one editorial change; update next review date

Brief-Summary

Minor

1/2/2012

1

P. Lichty

Rewrite for RPM

All

Minor

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DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Pregnancy and Work Exposures

Document number

07.05.003.000

Revision number

1.2

Publication date:

4/8/2022

Effective date:

11/25/2008

Next review date:

4/8/2027

Policy Area:

Health Services Programs

RPM Section (home)

ESH

RPM Section (cross-reference)

none

Functional Division

EH&S

Prior reference information (optional)


Source Requirements Documents

10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Title:

Pregnancy and Work Exposures

Document number

07.05.003.000

Revision number

1.2

Publication date:

4/8/2022

Effective date:

11/25/2008

Next review date:

4/8/2027

Policy Area:

Health Services Programs

RPM Section (home)

ESH

RPM Section (cross-reference)


Functional Division

EH&S

Author name/contact info

P. Estacio



Revision 0 publication date

11/25/2008

Retirement date


Prior reference information (optional)




Inputs from more than one Functional Area?

Yes

List additional Functional Areas & contacts

Human Resources



Inputs from more than one Policy Area?

No

List additional Policy Areas & contacts




30-day notification needed?

No

30-day start date

n/a

30-day end date

n/a



LDAP protected?

No



Need TABL reminders?

No

Frequency

n/a

Brief reminder text:

n/a



Approval Sheet for this revision received (date) [Note: author is responsible}


Labels or tags:

  • Health Services Programs , ESH

New terms that need to be added to Glossary/Acronym list:

  • DPW: Declared Pregnant Worker: Environment, Safety & Health

Implementing Documents restricted to department/functional use

(optional – these will be used for tracing between requirements and associated documents)

Document number

Title

None




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