Health Tip: Teenage Workers

Tasks they may not perform

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(HealthDayNews) -- Teenagers hired for summer jobs sometimes end up doing work that is dangerous. However, no one under 18 should be asked to perform certain tasks, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. These activities include:

  • Driving a motor vehicle as a regular part of the job or operating a forklift.
  • Operating powered equipment, like a circular saw, box crusher, meat slicer, or bakery machine.
  • Working in wrecking, demolition, excavation or roofing.
  • Working in mining, logging or a sawmill.
  • Working in meat-packaging or slaughtering.
  • Working where there is exposure to radiation.
  • Working where explosives are manufactured or stored.


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