Bahrain Sets Hefty Fines For Working Outdoors In Summer

Hera Shabbir

Bahrain’s two-month ban on outdoor work during midday starts Monday, July 1. Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan noted that this measure has significantly improved worker health and productivity, aligning with Bahrain’s commitment to safe working conditions and international labor standards.

The ban, running from 12pm to 4pm, aims to protect workers from the intense afternoon heat

Bahrain’s ultimate goal is to prevent heat-related health issues and accidents during the hottest months. Humaidan further stressed the importance of educating workers on the dangers of high temperatures, first aid, and technical solutions to reduce heat exposure.

Violating the ban, according to Article 192 of Law 36 of 2012, can result in up to three months in jail and/or a fine between BD500 and BD1000 

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