Maternity protection

In your workplace, you may be exposed to numerous risks (for instance chemical substances, noise, micro-organisms) that may be harmful to your health or that of your future child. In Switzerland, every employer must comply with a specific legal framework.

To announce your pregnancy or your desire for pregnancy, please fill in the maternity announcement form and send it to occupational medicine as soon as possible. These formalities are strictly confidential. The earlier the announcement, the better the protection.

EPFL’s occupational physician will see you in complete confidentiality for a consultation and, if necessary, will offer a specific assessment of your workplace by occupational hygienists.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, employees and students may use the infirmaries to rest, lie down and spend time alone. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get access to these rooms.