Bahrain: Two-month summer work ban begins in July

The Labour and Social Development Ministry has completed all preparations for the implementation of banning outdoor afternoon work which begins in July and runs until the end of August.

The annual ban, prohibiting outdoor work from midday to 4pm during July and August months, aims to safeguard workers’ health, ensure their safety against heat exhaustion and sunstroke, as well as prevent summer-related diseases and reduce occupational incidents in view of the increasing temperatures and humidity, in line with the kingdom’s commitment to human rights principles, especially regarding the need to provide secure and healthy work environment.

The Labour Ministry has embarked on an awareness-raising campaign, urging employers and workers to comply with the provisions of the edict.


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