Communication of Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace Policy
Author: Diane Thorson
When to Use This Policy
Reproductive hazards include substances or agents that affect the reproductive health of men or women or the ability of couples to have healthy children. Radiation, lead, some chemicals, certain drugs, cigarettes, some viruses and alcohol are examples of hazards that can affect fetal health. A teratogen is a drug or any other substance that is capable of interfering with the development of an embryo fetus, which may lead to birth defects or developmental malformations.