Adolescent Workers: Prevention of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses


This is a draft document meant for review only. Do not cite this document.

Did You Know?

  • Although some work hours rules for working adolescents are similar across states, there may be additional regulations in certain states.
  • There are certain jobs adolescents under 18 are not legally allowed to do including driving for work (in most circumstances) and using most electric-powered machinery.
  • There are many additional jobs that adolescents under 16 cannot legally engage in including construction, manufacturing, and ware-housing, and those that require the use of power tools or ladders.
  • Child Labor Law Regulates the employment of workers under 18 years of age.

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Page last reviewed: January 4, 2019