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NIOSH Testimony on child labor regulations, orders and statements of interpretation by L. Rosenstock, October 25, 1994.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1994 Oct; :1-42
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00229131
Abstract
This testimony summarized information and comments from NIOSH regarding the proposed rulemaking changes on child labor regulations. Recommendations were offered concerning: establishing a mechanism by which child labor regulations could be reviewed on a routine basis; data collection efforts within the Department of Labor; considering an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act to raise the minimum age for Hazardous Orders in agriculture from 16 to 18 years; considering an amendment to remove exemptions from child labor provisions in agriculture for youth employed by their parents; removing the distinction between hazardous occupations in agriculture and nonagricultural industries; training young workers in the hazards associated with their employment; implementing the school to work programs with priority given to safeguarding health and safety of youth; using bicycles for delivery of items. Also considered were hazards associated with: cooking appliances, lifting operations, working in the construction industry, sawmill occupations, mining occupations, the roofing industry, commercial fishing, tree trimming operations, use of respiratory protection, operating tractors, working with powered conveyors, working with road grading and surfacing machinery, working with compressed air or pneumatic tools, falling hazards, confined spaces, work in which the youth may contact directly or indirectly electrical equipment, farm work using all terrain vehicles, and operating or working alongside machinery with power take offs or similar rotating drivelines.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Rosenstock-L; Accident-prevention; Construction-industry; Children; Food-processing-industry; Mining-industry; Agricultural-industry; Age-factors; Safety-education; Occupational-hazards
Publication Date
19941025
Document Type
Testimony
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-106422
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DSDTT; OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH
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