Pregnancy at work


Baby Loss Awareness Week: ‘Review your bereavement leave policy and consider signing up to the Pregnancy Loss Pledge’

SHP speaks to Jyssica Murphy, Divisional Heath, Safety & Environmental Manager at Redrow Homes, about her experience of miscarriage and how opening up to friends, family, colleagues and her employer helped her to deal with her loss. Jyssica also provides advice to employers and employees on how support a colleague who has experienced a loss. Read More

‘Miscarriage should not be a taboo subject’ – a personal account of recurrent miscarriage, in conversation with Jacqui Hunt

Jacqui Hunt has had eight, painful miscarriages. Here, she tells her story in the hope it becomes less of a taboo topic. She wants women who have experienced miscarriage to feel empowered to share their own stories (whether that’s very openly or just with someone close to them) and for others to understand how important it is to listen. Read More

How to support women’s health in the workplace

Some small, but achievable, steps to help promote women’s health in the workplace. Read More

Pregnant workers and COVID–19

When it comes to pregnant workers, employers are required to carry out a risk assessment to identify the risks and how they will be eliminated or reduced. So, what risks and issues should employers be aware of within their pregnant workforce amid the coronavirus outbreak? Read More

How can employers protect their workforce from second hand smoke?

Russell Corlett, Health & Safety Director at Peninsula, provides some advice for employers on dealing with second hand smoke, particularly from wildfires. Read More

Pregnant Then Screwed: how 54,000 women are forced out of work each year

The Women in Health and Safety community came together in Leeds this week to discuss the gender pay gap, why it exists, and what it means for both men and women at work. Read More

IWD: Healthy, flexible and safe workplaces for women

The Scottish Government has pledged to take action to ensure fairer workplaces for women and to tackle discrimination against new Read More



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