324 firms issued warnings for allowing work under direct sun

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KUWAIT CITY, June 29: Director of the Public Relations and Media Department and official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Aseel Al-Mazyed said the inspection team tasked to monitor work in open spaces at the National Center for Occupational Health and Safety inspected 502 sites from June 1-24, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Mazyed told the daily that the team has so far issued warnings to 324 companies found to have violated the directive on banning work under the direct heat of the sun during summer for the first time. She disclosed the number of erring workers in these companies totaled 564. During the re-inspection, the team discovered that 200 companies met the conditions; while only one failed to address the violation. The team received 31 reports through the specified hotlines and communication sites of the authority,

She called on the employers to abide by the directive to guarantee the safety of workers and to avoid legal problems, stressing that the authority’s goal in implementing the decision is to protect the health of workers. She confirmed that the authority specified hotline numbers in all governorates for the inspection team to receive reports on violations. These numbers are as follows: Capital and Jahra governorates – 66646466, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate – 99990930, Farwaniya Governorate – 66205229, Ahmadi Governorate – 66080612 and Hawally Governorate – 99709994.

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