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Protecting the health and safety of working teenagers.

Authors
Rubenstein-H; Sternbach-MR; Pollack-SH
Source
Am Fam Phys 1999 Aug; 60(2):575-587
NIOSHTIC No.
20033517
Abstract
More than one third of high school students work during the school year, and many more are employed during the summer months. Teenage workers face a variety of health and safety hazards. Occupational injury and illness are largely preventable, and family physicians can play a crucial role in this prevention effort by advising adolescents about common workplace dangers. Physicians who sign work permits and provide ongoing health care to teenagers should counsel them and their parents or guardians about the benefits and risks of work and discuss the regulations governing jobs that are prohibited for adolescents, work hours, protective measures and workers' compensation benefits.
Keywords
Age-factors; Age-groups; Protective-measures; Children; Health-care-personnel; Health-protection; Health-services; Medical-services; Medical-monitoring; Medical-care; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices
Contact
Harriet Rubenstein, M.P.H., J.D., Center for Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, MCP Hahnemann University, 1505 Race St., MS-660, Philadelphia, PA 19102
CODEN
AFPYAE
Publication Date
19990801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0002-838X
Source Name
American Family Physician
State
KY
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
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