Check Your Compliance

Be sure you are doing your part to keep your young workers safe. Use these self-assessment tools to check your knowledge of, and compliance with, regulations that apply to your young workers.

Non-agricultural employer self-assessment tool

Restaurant employer self-assessment tool

Grocery employer self-assessment tool

 

Non-agricultural Employer Self-Assessment Tool

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division produced this self assessment tool to help employers comply with the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the implementing regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 570. These provisions are designed to protect young workers by restricting the types of jobs they perform and the number of hours they work. The U.S. Department of Labor strives to educate teens, parents, educators, and employers on the federal child labor rules in order to promote positive and safe work experiences for young workers. One of our biggest challenges, however, is disseminating the information and identifying potential problems before injuries or, even worse, deaths, occur.

You can use this tool to help evaluate your firm’s level of compliance. You are not required to use this tool, but we believe you will find it helpful in preventing problems and achieving compliance with the federal child labor provisions. Do not send this completed tool to the Department of Labor.

If you answer YES to any questions, you are likely out of compliance.

 

Do any workers under 18 years of age do the following?

Work in or about plants or establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components, including fireworks?
Yes    No
Drive or serve as an outside helper on any motor vehicle (including, but not limited, to automobiles, trucks, golf carts, etc.) on a public road or highway?
Yes    No
Work in or about any mine or quarry?
Yes    No
Work in forest fire fighting , forest fire prevention, timber tract management, forestry services, logging, or in a sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill?
Yes    No
Operate, set-up, adjust, repair, oil or clean any power-driven woodworking machine or perform any off-bearing from circular saws or from guillotine-action veneer clippers?
Yes    No
Perform any activities that involve exposure to radioactive substances or to ionizing radiation?
Yes    No
Operate or assist in the operation of any power-driven hoisting apparatus (including a forklift, scissor lift, cherry picker, boom truck, work assist platform, Bobcat loader, skid steer loader, backhoe, or front end loader)?
Yes    No
Operate or assist in the operation of any power-driven metal forming, punching, or shearing machine?
Yes    No
Operate, feed, set-up, adjust, repair, oil, or clean any power-driven meat-processing machine, including meat slicers, or work in any occupation involving meat or poultry slaughtering, packing, processing or rendering?
Yes    No
Operate, assist to operate, set-up, adjust, repair, oil, or clean any power-driven bakery machine, including mixers?
Yes    No
Load, operate, or unload any balers, compactors, or power-driven paper-products machines?
Yes    No
Work in any occupation involved in the manufacture of brick, tile, and kindred products?
Yes    No
Operate or assist to operate, set-up, adjust, repair, oil or clean any power-driven circular saws, bandsaws, guillotine shears, chain saws, reciprocating saws, wood chippers, or abrasive cutting discs?
Yes    No
Work in any occupation involved in wrecking, demolition, or shipbreaking operations?
Yes    No
Work in any occupation in roofing operations or perform any work on or about a roof?
Yes    No
Work in occupations in excavation operations?
Yes    No

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