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Health and safety

Leiden University does everything in its power to provide a safe, healthy and pleasant work environment. Unfortunately there may be times when you are unable to work due to illness. Or you may have questions about pregnancy, University doctors or safety risks in a work environment. Below you will find information about health and safety.

If you have coronavirus or what appear to be the symptoms, call your doctor. If you are unable to work, please follow the regular procedure for calling in sick. You do not have to inform your manager if you have tested positive for coronavirus.

The University does its best to create a pleasant work environment. It may nevertheless happen that you are unable to work due to a short-term or long-term illness or disability.


Pregnant? Read more about:

A safe work environment

Whether you work at a desk or in a laboratory, every work situation brings its own risks. Here you will find more information about those risks:


A safe and healthy work environment begins with identifying risks. Read more about risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E), and action plans.

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