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Proposed Changes to Child Agricultural Labor Regulations. Claire Layman, Public Policy Education Specialist Stan Moore, Dairy Educator. Chat Pod. Where have you received your information about these proposed regulations?. Regulations v. statue.
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Public Policy Education Specialist
Where have you received your information about these proposed regulations?
During the 1990s, about 4% of all working youth were employed in agriculture (including forestry and fishing), but they experienced over 40% of the youth occupational fatalities.
(Source: Government Accounting Office Report 98-193, Child Labor in Agriculture, August 1998, pp. 22-23).
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on the Youth Labor Force , p. 58.)
14-year-old staying with grandparents for the summer. They pay her to work on their farm.
Meet the parental exemption standard?
16-year-old works on a farm jointly owned by his parents and his aunt and uncle. The youth does not live on the farm. His uncle operates the farm and supervises the youth.
Would he be subject to these regulations?
2. Would prohibit use of two-way communication devices when operating or assisting operation of machinery.
automobiles, buses, or trucks, including serving as an outside helper on such motor vehicles; all terrain vehicles, scooters, and motorcycles; trenching or earthmoving equipment, including back hoes and bulldozers; loaders, including skid steer loaders, front end loaders, and Bobcats; milking equipment; potato combines; hoisting equipment, including cranes, derricks, highlift trucks, fork lifts, hoists, and manlifts; woodworking machines; feed grinders; circular, reciprocating, band, and chainsaws; wood chippers and abrasive cutting discs; metal forming, punching, and shearing machines; welding equipment; augers; auger conveyors; conveyors; irrigation equipment; rotary tillers, walking type; crop dryers; and the unloading mechanism of a nongravity-type self-unloading wagon or trailer.
Current regulations do not speak to this.
The proposal would permit minors under 16 to ride as passengers in automobiles, trucks, and buses, on public roads and private property, provided all of the following are met:
YHFW prohibited from being in a yard, pen, or stall with a bull, boar, or stud horse; or with a sow with suckling pigs.
Would prevent YHFW from felling, bucking, skidding, loading or unloading timber, or removing dead tree stumps other than manually.
Proposal would expand to include prohibition on roofs; farm structures including silos, grain bins, windmills, and towers; and vehicles, machines, and implements.
Would lower permissible height to 6’
DOL seeking comment on this.
Would expand current regulation to include all work inside these facilities
DOH asking if this should be expanded to include other confined spaces.