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Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace - 1987

Resolution Number: 200.50.3
Club: Toronto
Year: 1987
Status: Resolved

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario:
1) to enforce current Occupational Health and Safety legislation requirements that Health & Safety
Committees be established so that workers may become more aware of the chemicals to which they are exposed in their workplaces and have access to information on all known or suspected effects of such substances on the human reproductive system, and that exposure limits to such substances may be established or reduced, and
2) to carry out more extensive testing for carcinogens and both short-term and long-term effects of existing chemicals in the workplace on the human reproductive system and on new chemicals
before they are introduced into the workplace, and
3) to pass legislation to allow pregnant women to change jobs with no loss of pay or seniority where the chemicals they may be exposed to during their pregnancy have not been tested for their
possible hazards to reproduction.


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