Right To Know Laws in the Workplace – Birth Defect Prevention

Did you know you have a right to know about hazards in your work place and to understand the dangers associated with those exposures? During pregnancy it becomes even more important since your unborn baby is far more sensitive to exposures like chemicals, heavy metals and radiation during development. The United States has minimum standards of conduct expected for employers when dealing with employees. You have the right to a “safe and healthful workplace” including minimizing exposures to harmful chemicals. Chemicals are expected to be properly labeled and fact sheets on the potential dangers should be provided by employers.

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