Effects of Pregnancies in Maintenance-Related AFSCs.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The purpose of this report determined the impact of pregnant airmen serving in maintenance-related AFSCs on Air Force units. Once female airmen in maintenance-related AFSCs are confirmed to be pregnant, their pregnancy requires that their exposure to hazards normally found in the maintenance environment must be limited. These hazards include carbon monoxide, fuels, oils, and common solvents. In these AFSCs, pregnancy may require the temporary removal from primary duties. A degradation of unit capability may result from this pregnancy. With the liberalization of regulations regarding utilization of women in the United States military, more women joined the services. They entered many previously male only jobs and introduced many nontraditional considerations to management. This study evaluates the effect of the Air Force pregnancy policy on one of those non-traditional career fields, Transporation. It includes a review of medical considerawtions, asssignment and utilization policy and addresses the impact on training, unit readiness, and day-to-day operations. The study supports current policies, while offering suggested refinements to those policies.
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