BOX 6-3Nonagricultural Jobs Prohibited by Hazardous Orders

Seventeen hazardous nonfarm jobs, as determined by the Secretary of Labor, are prohibited for youngsters under the age of 18. Generally, they may not work at jobs that involve:

  1. manufacturing or storing explosives

  2. driving a motor vehicle and being an outside helper on a motor vehicle

  3. coal mining

  4. logging and sawmilling

  5. power-driven wood-working machines*

  6. exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiation

  7. power-driven hoisting apparatus

  8. power-driven metal-forming, punching, and shearing machines*

  9. mining, other than coal mining

  10. slaughtering, or meat packing, processing, or rendering (including power-driven meat slicing machines)*

  11. power-driven bakery machines

  12. power-driven paper-products machines*

  13. manufacturing brick, tile, and related products

  14. power-driven circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears*

  15. wrecking, demolition, and ship-breaking operations

  16. roofing operations*

  17. excavation operations*


Limited exemptions are provided for apprentices and student-learners under specified standards.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor (1990:3).

pretation (59 Fed. Reg. 25167 [1994]) and sought the views of the public on any changes it considered necessary in child labor regulations. NIOSH, based on research on jobs that pose hazards to children and adolescents, made a number of recommendations about needed changes in the hazardous orders in its comments to advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1994). As of September 1998, the proposed rule had yet to be issued.

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