Midday break inspections continue in UAE

  • 28 July 2013 |
gulfnews.com - ‎Jul 28, 2013‎ Dubai: The Ministry of Labour confirmed that 99.41 per cent of establishments nationwide were found to be complying with the midday break decision within the first two weeks after its issuance. According to this decision which came into force on June 15 and will continue…

 

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Record-high temperature recorded in Shanghai

  • 27 July 2013 |
SHANGHAI, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The city of Shanghai experienced a record-high temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius Friday afternoon. The record temperature was recorded at a meteorological station in the city's Xujiahui area, the municipal meteorological center said, adding that the temperature was the highest recorded in the 140 years…

 

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UK heat wave kills around 650 people in nine days: report

  • 21 July 2013 |
London: Britain's first prolonged heat wave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths. After a washout summer in 2012 and the coldest spring for over…

 

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Heat-related mortality in Europe

  • 18 July 2013 |
A study showed the heat-related deaths much lower than cold-related mortality in Europe Excess heat and cold are both associated with increases in mortality. The temperatures at which populations are affected vary geographically. Researchers from the Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK undertook an observational population study to assess…

 

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UK soldiers die in heat wave during training

  • 16 July 2013 |
London - Two soldiers died due to heat stress during training in the Brecon Bracons mountain Two British soldiers died during a training exercise over the weekend as they took part in a gruelling selection process for the elite SAS unit on the hottest day of the year, military sources…

 

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Workers Feeling the Heat in Middle East

  • 14 July 2013 |
GCC countries take actions against heat stress among labourers The end of May heard the UAE Ministry of Labour announce that outdoor labourers, such as those on construction sites, would be given a mandatory two-and-a-half hour break from 12.30pm to 3pm be tween June 15 and September 15 so as…

 

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