Vietnam: Ballet is a job with hazards to reproductive function and children raising of female employees

This is a notable content of theCircular No. 10/2020/TT-BLĐTBXH elaborating and guiding certain articles of the Labor Code 2019 of Vietnam.

Múa ba lê là một nghề ảnh hưởng xấu tới chức năng sinh sản của phụ nữ, Thông tư 10/2020/TT-BLĐTBXH

The List of jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising of female employees is issued together with the Circular No. 10/2020/TT-BLĐTBXH of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam, of which, ballet is also a job with hazards to reproductive function and children raising of female employees.

Besides, when performing jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising, employers and employees have the following responsibilities:

An employer shall:

- Make public the jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising in the workplace to the employees (hereinafter referred to as the jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising);

- Keep the employees well-informed of hazards and prevention and control measures against the dangerous or harmful factors of the jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising for them to choose and make a decision; for employees who choose to do these jobs, give them check-ups before doing the jobs, give them routine check-ups and occupational disease check-ups and ensure safety conditions and labor hygiene as per the law.

An employee shall:

- Acquire an appropriate understanding of the jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising; and then consider entering into, amending or performing the employment contract as prescribed;

- Comply with regulations of law on safety, labor hygiene while doing the jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising under the employment contract.

In addition to ballet, other jobs with hazards to reproductive function and children raising of female employees are: circus performers (adventure, contortion, trained animals, balancing); water puppetry; direct inventory, preserve, repair, and restoration of documents, books, newspapers, movies and photos in the archives, technical preservation rooms of libraries; inventory, preservation, technical handling, repair and restoration of museum artifacts; industrial sanitation of 500kVA transformer station; etc.

Therefore, from January 01, 2021, employees who are ballet dancers must first learn about this profession in order to consider and decide on the conclusion, modification, supplementation and performance of labor contracts according to the provisions of the law and employers must provide adequate information on harmful effects as well as measures to prevent and combat dangerous and harmful factors of occupations and jobs that adversely affect reproductive function and raising children so that employees can choose and decide to work.

Le Hai

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