Info sheet: vulnerable workers and dangerous substances


This info sheet provides practical guidance on legal obligations and good practice in relation to vulnerable workers who may be exposed to dangerous substances at work. It’s important that risk assessment and preventive measures take into account groups of workers with specific needs or who may be at particular risk.

The info sheet summarises employers’ legal obligations and looks at particular groups, namely new or young workers, migrant or temporary workers, workers with medical conditions, pregnant or breastfeeding workers and female workers. What can employers do to ensure that these groups of workers are protected from harm caused by exposure to dangerous substances?

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