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In terms of Health and Safety Regulations, Regulation regarding works that require maximum of seven hours and half or less of working time is published in the Official Gazette dated 16 July 2013 numbered 28709. The purpose of this Regulation which enters in force on even date is to set forth the maximum working time of the workers employed in the sectors specified in the said Regulation.

According to Article 4 of the Regulation, works that require maximum of seven hours and half working time are listed as follows:

a)  Plumbing and arsenic works,

b)  Glass industry works,

c)  Mercury industry works,

d)  Cement industry works,

e)  Coking and steam power plants works,

f)  Zinc industry works,

g)  Copper industry works,

h)  Aluminum industry works,

i)  Iron and steel industry works,

j)  Casting industry works,

k)  Veneering works,

l)  Calcium carbide industry works,

m)  Acid industry works,

n)  Accumulator industry works,

o)  Resource works,

p)  Quenching metal works,

q)  Processing rubber works,

r)  Underground works,

s)  Radioactive and ionizing radiation material works,

t)  Noisy works,

u)  Work in jobs that require being in underwater with forced air,

v)  Dusty work making pneumoconiosis,

w)  Pesticides

Works that require less than maximum of seven hours and half of working time in accordance with Article 5 of the Regulation are the works that require being in underwater with compressed air, mercury works, plumbing, cs-gas works and works involving the use of insecticides.

In pursuance of Articles 6 and 7, workers employed in the aforesaid works cannot work in any other works or cannot work overtime, after the above- mentioned daily maximum work time.

In addition, employers of the establishments that operate one or several of the aforementioned works included in the scope of this Regulation are continuously obligated to notify in written form, the types and qualifications of these works, throughput time, numbers of the workers by specifying men and women separately, to the competent Regional Directorate of Employment, before starting the work.

However, according to Article 11 the Regulation, this notification obligation shall come into force after three (3) months as of the issuance date of this Regulation.

Objections regarding whether or not works in establishment require maximum of seven hours and half or less and applications for works not covered by this Regulation shall be determined by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security with the opinion of the Ministry of Health as to the specifications of used materials, applied technology and with consideration of technical and administrative cumulative protection precautions that are taken.

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