Each year, nearly 100,000 youth nationwide are injured on the job requiring outside medical treatment. Teens are often injured on the job at a higher rate than adults.
The following resources focus on youth safety in the workplace and are tailored for Minnesota. Many other resources are available on the web that are not listed here.
Summer's Hot-Campaign to Beat the Heat: If not quickly addressed, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, which killed more than 30 workers last year. OSHA has developed heat illness educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training.
Youth @ Work: Youth Construction Curriculum, Oregon Edition: is focused on safety issues and regulations as specifically addressed in OR OSHA regulations and educational materials as well as data about safety hazards and injuries to young workers and general data related to young people, ages 14-21.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has updated federal child labor laws and has issued its final rule for the employment of 16- and 17-year-olds in non-agricultural jobs. View a side-by-side comparison of the old and new laws.