Resource: What Jobs are Off-Limits for Kids

This webpage describes places and types of work that are off-limits for young people under 18, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Examples include: 

  • Meat processing and slicing 

  • Power-driven saws 

  • Roofing 

  • Power-driven woodworking machinery 

  • Driving 

  • Compactors and Balers 

  • Explosives 

  • Forklifts and skid-steers 

  • Mining 

  • Logging, forestry and sawmilling 

  • Radioactive material 

  • Power-driven bakery machines 

  • Brick and tile 

  • Working with metal 

  • Trenching and excavation 

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