Saudi Arabia announces mid-day break for workers from June 15

Riyadh - Saudi’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced the move to reduce occupational injuries.



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Published: Sat 12 Jun 2021, 9:27 AM

Last updated: Sat 12 Jun 2021, 10:23 AM

Workers in Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to work in the sun for three months.

According to Arab News, Saudi’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that employers must ensure that their workers stay out of the sun between noon and 3pm from June 15 to September 15.

The new rule comes in a move to reduce occupational injuries and diseases to protect the health of the private sector’s employees in the Kingdom and increase their productivity.

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It is in accordance with occupational health and safety considerations to provide a safe working environment.


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