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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.
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Title Annotation:NEWS & COMMENT
Publication:The Food & Fiber Letter
Date:Sep 5, 2011
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