2 articles tagged "Safety".

Employment of youth under the age of 16 to work in agriculture is regulated by Federal Wage and Hour Laws. Youth ages 14 and 15, specifically, can perform certain farm tasks, not classified as hazardous, provided the work does not interfere with school (including completing online schooling) and appropriate wages are paid. Some tasks are recognized as particularly hazardous for youth and either cannot be performed by youth under the age of 16 at any time, or only after having first received special training.


Current stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic mean more children are currently on farms or more regularly working them. A silver lining of farming families spending more time together is the opportunity to educate children about the farm workplace and establish a culture of safety.


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