Compliance Center

Young Worker Compliance Center

How to Get Started

THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU regardless of what industry you’re in or how large a company you work with. If you hire workers 25 and under to work for you, then special young worker laws and regulations, procedures and best practices apply.
Start by reading through this 8 Step Compliance Plan for Young Workers which will guide you through steps to keep young workers safe and your company in compliance with OSHA standards.

Articles & Insight
  • sample image Compliance Game Plan: Protecting Young Workers

    In addition to OSHA requirements, using workers under age 18 brings federal and state child labor laws into play.
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  • sample image Why Do Young Workers Get Hurt More Often than Older Ones?

    In terms of injury risk, all workers are not created equal. Intelligence, size, age, prudence—all of these personal characteristics factor into the vulnerability of a particular worker.
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    4 Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Workers “Get It.”
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Time Saving Tools
  • Checklist of Jobs Workers Ages 14-15 May Not Do
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    Here’s a checklist of the non-agricultural occupations that kids ages 14 and 15 may not engage in.. Read More...

  • Checklist of Jobs Workers Ages 14-15 May Do
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    Here’s a checklist of the non-agricultural occupations that kids ages 14 and 15 are allowed to engage in. Read More...

  • Checklist of Hazardous Occupations Banned to Workers Ages 16-17
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    Hiring workers under age 18 poses tricky compliance and safety challenges... Read More...

  • Checklist of Hazardous Occupations Banned to Workers Ages 16-17
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    Hiring workers under age 18 poses tricky compliance and safety challenges. First and foremost, federal child labor laws restrict what jobs these individuals are allowed to do based on their age... Read More...

  • Young Worker Orientation Training Checklist
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    Use this checklist to make sure your safety orientation delivers all the key information to young workers. Read More...

  • Model Mentoring System Procedure
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    Here’s a checklist of the qualities that make an individual a good choice as a mentor. Read More...

  • Mentoring System Success Checklist
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    Here’s a checklist of the qualities that make an individual a good choice as a mentor. Read More...

  • Safety Talk: 10 Questions Young Workers Need Answers to
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    Use this handout to support your own safety talk, and keep your employees in the know about this issue... Read More...

  • Safety Talk: Looking Out for the Safety of New Workers
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    This handout will assist you in educating your new workers about the importance of slowing down and being cautious... Read More...

 
 
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