Bahrain: Summer Outdoor Work Ban Begins Today

summer ban

The two-month summer work ban begins today as per the edict issued by the Labour and Social Development Ministry. The regulation bans direct sun exposed labor activities between midday and 4 pm effective until August 31.

The humanitarian move aims to safeguard workers health and 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.

The Ministry has called on companies that have worksites exposed to direct sunbeams to comply with the afternoon work ban.