News Local Labour Inspection Department issues advice to employers during heatwave

Labour Inspection Department issues advice to employers during heatwave

The Labour Inspection Department on Tuesday issued a warning to employers and the self-employed that high temperatures and humidity may lead to a very serious heat wave today and/or in the next few days in the mountains and on the coast.

It said that the combined hot temperatures and humidity may lead to a “very serious heatwave” which could place workers at risk of heat stress.

It said these conditions put workers at risk of heat stroke and/or endanger their health.

The department reminded employers and the self-employed that they must take all necessary measures to protect workers from occupational heat load in line with regulations, not excluding a change in duties, rest or even interruption of work.

It also said that during July and August it will be conduct inspections in workplaces to check for the safety conditions of workers against heat.

The met office has issued a warning for extreme high temperatures for Tuesday.

The yellow alert is in force from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to rise to 41 C inland, around 34 C on the south, east and north coasts and around 32 C on the west coast and in the mountains.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/cyprus-to-bake-on-tuesday-with-temperatures-of-41-c-inland/

Top Stories

Arson suspected behind Nicosia primary school fire

Arson is suspected to be behind a fire which broke out around 10 in the evening on Monday at Agios Neophytos primary school in...

Police hand out 25 fines for covid-19 measures violations

Police handed out 25 fines all across Cyprus over the past 24 hours for violation of measures aiming to contain the spread of covid-19. They...

France’s most tattooed man is a teacher

Sylvain, alias Freaky Hoody, a primary school teacher and France's "most tattooed man", poses with his eyes full of black ink at Palaiseau, southern Paris, France,...

Fiercest clashes since 1990s rage in Azerbaijan’s Armenian enclave

Fighting escalated sharply on Monday between Azerbaijan and its Armenian mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, and at least 55 people were killed in a second...

Global coronavirus deaths pass ‘agonizing milestone’ of 1 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy,...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...