MANILA—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to implement a four-hour heatstroke break to protect the health of traffic enforcers stationed along major thoroughfares during the summer season.
MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos stated that instead of the eight hours of field duty, the enforcers will be on major roads for only four hours. They may work inside their assigned district offices for the rest of the four hours.
“For the half of the eight-hour shift of the traffic enforcers, others may take their place on manning the traffic along the roads while they may do their work inside the offices for the rest of their shift,” Orbos explained in an interview with reporters.
The MMDA will be also installing outposts where traffic enforcers may stay in case of extreme heat.
The agency used to implement a 30-minute heatstroke break for enforcers and street sweepers who are working outdoors.
Under the new policy, the heatstroke break will be implemented from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on a rotational basis.