Mid-day break for workers from next month

May 15 – Workers should be not employed at construction sites and high temperatures between 12.30 and 3.30pm during the peak summer months of June, July and August.

Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) had last month urged businesses about the necessity of adhering to the Article 16 on the regulations for occupational safety and health.
The chamber in a statement said that as per the article, “The workers shall be not employed in the construction sites or high temperature locations during afternoon hours from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm throughout June, July and August every year.

According to the company law, in the event of the existence of any danger which threatens the safety and health of the workers, the ministry shall take necessary measures to stop the work wholly or partially, or to stop the operation of one or more machinery until the elimination of the causes of such danger.