February Webinar to Focus on Occupational Exposures and Pregnancy
An upcoming webinar hosted by the Scientific Liaison Coalition, or SLC, is intended to encourage healthcare providers and companies to examine workplace conditions for women in their reproductive years to help prevent harmful exposures during pregnancy. On Feb. 11, presenter Richard K. Miller, PhD, of the University of Rochester will cover the history of women in the workplace, relevant regulations, exposure risk assessment, and the process of working with the patient, primary healthcare provider, and her employer. According to SLC, many working women do not question their working conditions and exposures until they are pregnant. In the case of unplanned pregnancies especially, women and their healthcare providers must examine how workplace exposures will affect women’s pregnancies and their babies. Miller’s presentation, “Occupational Exposures and Pregnancy: A Balancing Act,” will also seek to raise awareness among working women and their providers regarding the importance of having discussions about workplace conditions at regular health visits.
SLC is a partnership of scientific societies seeking to advance science to improve human and environmental health. Other member organizations include the British Occupational Hygiene Society and the Society of Toxicology.
Related: An article published in the June/July 2016 issue of The Synergist explored whether occupational exposure limits protect workers against developmental and reproductive toxicity effects.