As per the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) Health Public Safety and Environmental Protection Department, traffic constables, street sweepers and other personnel performing their duties under the heat of the sun will have the option to take a 30-minute break between the hours of 1PM to 3PM.
Starting March 15, 2015 the MMDA will be implementing the ‘heat stroke break’ policy to protect employees from health issues that arise from being exposed to the intense heat of the sun during the hottest times of the day.
This policy, which will be in effect until May 31, 2015, is a duty-rotation of MMDA outdoor personnel allowing them to leave their assigned post for 30 minutes at a time, the first at 1PM to 1:30PM and the last at 2:30PM to 3PM. Rest assured that during this rotation, an enforcer will always be on-hand to man designated posts at all times.
“Our traffic constables and street sweepers should be protected from the harmful effects of the Sun which often cause heat stroke,” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.
The ‘heat stroke break’ policy will only be suspended during rainy days.