On October 18, 2013, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs issued the Circular No. 26/2013/TT-BLDTBXH promulgating the list of jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited.
The list includes 38 Jobs in which the employment of female workers is prohibited under Clause 1, Article 160 of the 2012 Labor Code, within that, there are some jobs that should be paid attention such as Removing rock on the mountains; Installing offshore oil rigs; Exploratory drilling of oil and gas wells; Regularly working in shifts on offshore oil rigs (except socio-medical services and meal-accommodation services); Maintaining and repairing electric lines in underground tunnels or on open-air posts and high-voltage electric lines and installing high-voltage electric pylons…
At the same time, the Circular also issued the list applicable to female workers who are pregnant or nursing under-12 month children, in particular: working in places affected by electromagnetic field in excess of prescribed standards and regulations (such as jobs in radio frequency transmitting stations, radio or television stations, radar stations or satellite telecommunications stations); working in direct contract with closed and uncovered radioactive sources; working in direct contact with radioactive substances in nuclear facilities; radioactive ore processing facilities; facilities treating and managing used radioactive wastes and sources; facilities exploiting ores with intermediary products or radioactive wastes in excess of the levels eligible for declaration exemption; working in direct contact with radioactive pharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments or medical establishments using radioactive pharmaceuticals in therapy and medical examination and treatment.
This Circular takes effect on December 15, 2013 and annuls the Joint Circular No. 40/2011/TTLT/BLDTBXH-BYT of December 28, 2011
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