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Labour Inspection Department issues advice to employers during heatwave

July 9, 2019 at 1:55pm

The Labour Inspection Department on Tuesday issued a warning to employers and the self-employed that high temperatures and humidity may lead to a very serious heat wave today and/or in the next few days in the mountains and on the coast.

It said that the combined hot temperatures and humidity may lead to a “very serious heatwave” which could place workers at risk of heat stress.

It said these conditions put workers at risk of heat stroke and/or endanger their health.

The department reminded employers and the self-employed that they must take all necessary measures to protect workers from occupational heat load in line with regulations, not excluding a change in duties, rest or even interruption of work.

It also said that during July and August it will be conduct inspections in workplaces to check for the safety conditions of workers against heat.

The met office has issued a warning for extreme high temperatures for Tuesday.

The yellow alert is in force from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to rise to 41 C inland, around 34 C on the south, east and north coasts and around 32 C on the west coast and in the mountains.

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