While pregnancy can be a joyous and exciting time, it can also present challenges at work for some women who experience limitations or complications associated with pregnancy.
As a result, women who continue working during pregnancy may require job accommodations during and after pregnancy. Some women experience no, or very few, limitations affecting their ability to work.
In other cases, grease or self-lubricating materials may reduce or even eliminate troublesome low-temperature problems.
The low-temperature limit for starting an oil- lubricated machine is often specified by the pour point of the oil.
There are direct-reading WBGT meters that are commercially available. The WBGT measurements can then be related to the physical demands of the job.
Only qualified professionals, whether they are in-house staff, consultants, or from the local occupational health and safety regulatory agency, should perform the measurement.
Minimum requirements apply for space, fresh air, hygiene, access to feed and water, and accommodation.
In legislation, there is no single value for the maximum temperature to which you can be exposed at work, nor is there a single value above which work should stop.
Of course, some temperature and relative humidity combinations cause discomfort.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at JAN.org/soar.