Cyprus Mail

Heatwave warning

ANOTHER heatwave is expected to hit Cyprus over the next few days, with temperatures hovering around 41C. According to the Department of Meteorology (DoM), these temperatures will cause high levels of humidity.

An official with the DoM told the Cyprus Mail that the heatwave is expected to last from Friday to Sunday.

The Department of Labour Inspection (DLI) warnED employers that high temperatures and humidity levels, rising above 60 per cent at lowland and coastal areas, can endanger workers or seriously affect their health.

According to the DLI, employers and self-employed people are obliged to take all necessary measures to protect workers and themselves by not excluding shift change and breaks for those working in direct sunlight.

“The code of practice for an occupational health programme on heat stress can help every employer and self-employed person to apply the provisions of the law in order to avoid, or reduce to an acceptable level, the risks related to exposure of workers in thermally exposed workplaces to create a safe, healthy, pleasant and productive working environment.”

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