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Maternity protection

Expectant and nursing mothers have special protections against occupational health hazards. The Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG) also applies to students and school pupils since Jan. 1, 2018. In order for the University of Potsdam to be able to comply with this protective legislation, women should report their pregnancy (students in D2, employees in D3). 
In addition, a hazard assessment of the working or study conditions must be undertaken to minimize risks for mother and child.

You can find further information on maternity protection at Service for families.

Risk assessment for employees

Risk assessment for students

You can look at the general hazard assessments for your degree program whether the modules are admissible, problematic, or inadmissible for pregnant and nursing women.

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Law Faculty

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Digital Engineering Faculty

Please send the completed and signed hazard assessment to the Safety Unit for further processing:


Occupational Safety
Campus NP, House 2
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

We comply with the employer's notification and retention obligation pursuant to Section 27 MuSchG.