Mid-day break for workers in Oman begins tomorrow

Business Tuesday 31/May/2016 13:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Mid-day break for workers in Oman begins tomorrow

Muscat: Starting tomorrow, the mid-day break for those working in open areas and elevated areas, will continue till August end, the Ministry of Manpower said in a repeated announcement on its official twitter handle.
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In a notice issued last week, the ministry has called upon establishments and private sector institutions to abide by the provisions of Article 16 of the occupational safety and health regulations, which state that workers must not work at construction sites or in open and elevated areas from 12:30pm to 3:30pm during June, July and August.
Earlier, Salem Al Saadi, advisor to the Minister of Manpower, told Times of Oman that violations can be reported at 80077000.
Read here: Hotline ready to take reports of mid-day break violations in Oman
In 2015, 391 companies were warned by the ministry for violating the mid-day break rule for outdoor workers in Oman which included 138 businesses in Amerat, 122 in Seeb, 98 in Bausher and 33 in Muttrah.
According to the Article 118 of the Oman Labour Law, violators can be penalised with fines ranging from OMR100 to OMR500, or a jail term of not more than one month, or both. The penalty is doubled for repeat violations.