Administration proposes new safety rules for child farm workers.
Administration proposes new safety rules for child farm workers:
The Labor Department is proposing new rules to improve the safety of
children who work on farms that would ban children under 18 from working
in or around grain elevators, feed lots and other areas deemed unsafe.
The rules are a response to several recent grain elevator accidents in
which children have died. The plan also would prohibit farm workers
under 16 from operating most power-driven equipment. The proposed rules
do not cover children on farms owned or operated by their parents.
Comments to the proposal must be received by Nov. 1.