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NIOSH Testimony on child labor regulations, orders and statements of interpretation by L. Rosenstock, October 25, 1994.
NIOSH 1994 Oct; :1-42
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.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Rosenstock-L; Accident-prevention; Construction-industry; Children; Food-processing-industry; Mining-industry; Agricultural-industry; Age-factors; Safety-education; Occupational-hazards
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