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5200.0920 PROHIBITED EMPLOYMENTS OF MINORS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD.

In addition to the restrictions in part 5200.0910, no minor under the age of 16 may be employed:

A.

in or about airport landing strips and taxi or maintenance aprons;

B.

except as stated in part 5200.0910, item K, subitem (3), as a driver of a motor vehicle or an outside helper thereon;

C.

as loaders or launchers for skeet or trap shooting;

D.

to lift or carry, or otherwise personally care for, patients in hospitals or nursing homes;

E.

to do welding of any kind;

F.

to operate or assist in the operation of machinery, including but not limited to:

(1)

farm type tractors and other self-propelled vehicles, except that those minors trained under either the 4-H Federal Extension Service or the U.S. Office of Education Vocational Agriculture Training programs may work on equipment permitted by their certificate of training;

(2)

laundry, rug cleaning, or dry cleaning equipment;

(3)

sidewalk type snow blowers and other power-driven lawn and garden equipment;

(4)

drill presses, milling machines, grinders, lathes, and such portable power-driven machinery as drills, sanders, and polishing and scrubbing equipment for floor maintenance;

(5)

meat slicers;

(6)

textile-making machinery; and

(7)

bakery machinery;

G.

in oiling, cleaning, or maintaining any power-driven machinery, either portable or stationary, while in motion or at rest;

H.

in work involving the use of pits, racks, or lifting apparatus at service stations or in mounting tires on rims;

I.

in processing plants to do work which includes killing, plucking, singeing, drawing, brining, smoking, slicing, grinding, chopping, or cutting operations;

J.

in walk-in meat freezers or meat coolers, except that occasional entrance to such areas which is incidental to the occupation is not prohibited;

K.

in any occupation in agriculture that the U.S. secretary of labor finds and declares to be particularly hazardous for the employment of children below the age of 16;

L.

in any manufacturing or commercial warehouse, to do work which includes packaging, shelving, stock-clerking, or cleaning; or

M.

in a car wash to attach cars to or detach them from mechanized conveyor lines or to operate or contact the car while it is connected to the conveyor apparatus.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 181A.09

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

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