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Safety Checklist Program for Schools

October 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2004-101
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Chapter 4: Safety Checklists and Indexes

The checklists are based primarily on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal government agencies’ regulations and standards. The U.S. Department of Labor/Employment Standards Administration/Wage and Hour Division also has regulations for young workers-students under age 18 which limit working hours and prohibit certain types of hazardous jobs. Additional restrictions to working hours and type of jobs may be imposed by individual States. Students enrolled in a career school, apprenticeship, or other student-learner programs may be exempt from some of the Hazardous Orders.