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FIFA Statement on the ILO study on heat stress in Qatar of 11 October 2019 and on an article in The Guardian on that same topic of 2 October 2019
Author: FIFA, Published on: 16 October 2019
The welfare and rights of workers associated with the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are of paramount importance to FIFA and its partners... This includes the implementation of measures to prevent heat stress on FIFA World Cup sites...
FIFA was pleased to read that the study confirmed the effectiveness of the heat stress plans implemented by the Supreme Committee...
We urge the authorities to work with the ILO to ensure that the results of the heat stress study are translated into strengthened regulations...
FIFA continues to engage with the Supreme Committee and other parties towards ensuring respect for the rights and health of workers who are involved in FIFA World Cup-related activities.
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