UAE firms urged to apply safety measures during adverse weather

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Private firms in areas most impacted by unstable weather conditions have been asked to take precautions in outdoor work environments where it is difficult to suspend operations.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has issued a circular urging employers to ensure workers' health and safety during their commute to and from these sites and comply with occupational safety standards.

"Companies are required to comply with the directives issued by the relevant local authorities in each emirate regarding exceptional weather conditions and their impact on business operations," the ministry added.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology, the weather is set to be highly unstable from Monday evening until Wednesday, with rainfall of varying intensities, accompanied by lightning, thunder and possibly hail.

 

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