Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Safety and Prevention Authority, said: “The UAE is concerned with the health and humanitarian aspects of all sectors of society, and this has been seen through the issuance of multiple laws to ensure human protection. (365) of 2018 regarding the setting of working hours in the afternoon, which has been in effect since Saturday, June 15, 2019, and the ban continues until Sunday, September 15, 2019, as the resolution supports the consolidation of the rights of the workforce in the country, to maintain The safety of workers in field locations, exposed to a Ah the sun from the risk of heat stress. »
As a result of our general objectives towards a safe and risk-free society, we call on employers to implement the ministerial decision. Exposure to heat and heatstroke can be fatal if appropriate controls are not in place, so the responsibilities of employers and workers in this aspect should be defined. In addition to adhering to safety requirements in the workplace, and taking control measures to ensure the implementation of the decision.
It is worth mentioning that the Authority initiated a series of awareness programs on workers' training in preventive measures during the afternoon, which included the city of Sharjah and the central and eastern regions, with the aim of educating workers supervisors and officials on the procedures to be followed to prevent heat stress injuries.
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