The ban of outdoor afternoon work will end next Monday, 31st August 2020, as announced by the Labour and Social Development Ministry through its official website and social media accounts.
The ministry, which is the supervising authority of the law, said that 27 establishments that violated the decision were referred to the judiciary.
It added that it carried out a total of 6,315 inspection visits since the start of the decision. 37 workers were referred to the judiciary for the violation.
It is noteworthy that the annual ban, prohibiting outdoor work from midday until 4 pm during July and August, aims to safeguard workers’ health, ensure their safety against heat exhaustion and sunstroke as well as prevent summer-related diseases and to reduce occupational incidents in view of the increasing temperatures and humidity.
The ban is in line with the kingdom’s commitment to human rights principles, especially regarding the need to provide a secure and healthy work environment.