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Code of Federal Regulations Pertaining to ESA

Title 29  



Chapter V  

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor



Part 570  

Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation




Subpart G  

General Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended

29 CFR 570.120 - Eighteen-year minimum.

  • Section Number: 570.120
  • Section Name: Eighteen-year minimum.

    To protect young workers from hazardous employment, the Act provides 
for a minimum age of 18 years in occupations found and declared by the 
Secretary to be particularly hazardous or detrimental to health or well-
being for minors 16 and 17 years of age. Hazardous-occupations orders 
are the means through which occupations are declared to be particularly 
hazardous for minors. They are issued after public hearing and advice 
from committees composed of representatives of employers and employees 
of the industry and the public and in accordance with procedure 
established in Child Labor Regulations No. 5 published in subpart D of 
this part. The effect of these orders is to raise the minimum age for 
employment to 18 years in the occupations covered. Seventeen orders, 
published in subpart E of this part, have thus far been issued under the 
Act and are now in effect. In general, they cover:

    No. 1. Occupations in or about plants manufacturing explosives or 
articles containing explosive components.
    No. 2. Occupations of motor-vehicle driver and helper.
    No. 3. Coal-mine occupations.
    No. 4. Logging occupations and occupations in the operation of any 
sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill.
    No. 5. Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven 
woodworking machines.
    No. 6. Occupations involving exposure to radioactive substances.
    No. 7. Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven 
hoisting apparatus.
    No. 8. Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven metal 
forming, punching, and shearing machines.
    No. 9. Occupations in connection with mining, other than coal.
    No. 10. Occupations in or about slaughtering and meat packing 
establishments and rendering plants.
    No. 11. Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines.
    No. 12. Occupations involved in the operations of paper products 
    No. 13. Occupations involved in the manufacture of brick, tile, and 
kindred products.
    No. 14. Occupations involved in the operation of circular saws, 
bandsaws, and guillotine shears.
    No. 15. Occupations in wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking 
    No. 16. Occupations in roofing operations.
    No. 17. Occupations in excavation operations.
[36 FR 25158, Dec. 29, 1971]
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