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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Optical Radiation Directive

It must be a joke, or at least I hope it is, but according to the National Post:
Bavarians are hot under the collar over a European Union directive that will force their barmaids to cover up, supposedly to protect them from the sun. [...]

Bavarian barmaids typically dress in a costume known as a dirndl, a dress and apron with a tight, low-cut top whose figure-hugging effect is enhanced by a short, white blouse.

Under the EU's Optical Radiation Directive, employers of staff who work outdoors, including those in Bavaria's beer gardens, must ensure they cover up against the risk of sunburn.

Well, if it's not a joke, then I hope the Optical Radiation Directive goes bust (so to speak).

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