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MoHRE Urges Companies to Ensure Workers Safety During Exceptional Weather

MoHRE urges private sector companies to take precautions, apply occupational health, safety measures during exceptional weather conditions

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has called on private sector companies in areas most impacted by the exceptional weather conditions forecasted for the UAE to take precautions in outdoor work environments where it is difficult to suspend operations, urging employers to ensure workers’ health and safety during their commute to and from these sites and that occupational health and safety requirements are met.

MoHRE issued a circular that stated: “In light of the exceptional weather conditions forecasted for the UAE, and in coordination with relevant authorities across the country, we advise private sector companies to take all necessary precautions and make sure that occupational health and safety requirements are met to ensure the safety of their workers during the expected period of weather fluctuations”.

It added: “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.