Job Tips 1: Know Teen Labor Laws (Part 3 of 3)

Child Labor Summary

Youth Employment Law Cheat Sheet

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If you are not yet 18, you are prohibited from being employed in occupations that have been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor:

  1. Manufacturing or storing of explosives;
  2. Driving a motor vehicle or working as an outside helper on motor vehicles;
  3. Coal mining;
  4. Forest fire fighting and forest fire prevention, timber tract, forestry service, and occupations in logging and sawmilling;
  5. Using power-driven woodworking machines;
  6. Exposure to radioactive substances and ionizing radiation;
  7. Using power-driven hoisting apparatus;
  8. Using power-driven metal-forming, punching and shearing machines;
  9. Mining, other than coal;
  10. Using power-driven meat-processing machines, slaughtering, meat and poultry packing, processing, or rendering;
  11. Using power-driven bakery machines;
  12. Using balers, compactors, and power-driven paper-products machines
  13. Manufacturing brick, tile, and related products;
  14. Using power-driven circular saws, band saws, guillotine shears, chain saws, reciprocating saws, wood chippers, and abrasive cutting discs
  15. Working in wrecking, demolition, and ship-breaking operations;
  16. Roofing and work performed on or about a roof;
  17. Trenching or excavating.