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Work not Allowed Under the Sun in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia announced that from 15th June until 15th September of this year the work under the sun is prohibited from 12 PM to 3 PM. Companies should not allow their workers to work under the direct sun.
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Ministry is keen to protect the safety and health of the Kingdom workers in the private sector by providing them a secure working environment, away for exposure to any health hazards. Read More: 1000 SAR fine for not using mask. However, There will be exemptions in some parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for outdoor work ban under direct sun, where the temperatures are low in those areas. The branches of Ministry Of Labor coordinating with such regions with regard of taking decision whether to work ban under the sun or not.

Moreover, This rule is not applicable to workers of oil and gas companies or those engaging in emergency maintenance works.
In case if any employer is not following the rule, expatriates or citizens can call to the customer service number of the Ministry 19911 or can visit for any queries or complaints about the violations.