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Q. I recently discovered I'm pregnant. How do I protect myself and my baby from work-related hazards?
She also recommends using protective equipment, such as eye, face, and hand protection, and safety shoes to eliminate exposure and make some procedures safe to perform. Proper hand-washing and wearing gloves will reduce your risk of exposure to chemicals and biologic agents. And remember to show your own doctor a copy of your practice's hazard assessment of workplace conditions and job description. He or she can advise you on additional safety considerations."If changes occur during your pregnancy and you can't meet the terms of your agreement with your practice, approach your manager to discuss your options for accommodation or pregnancy leave," Dr. Merle says.