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Federal U.S. labor laws, state labor laws and OSHA laws apply to youth workers. Be aware that some of these links will send you to specific state sites that may make reference to laws governing employers and employees in that state only. Employers must comply with both federal and state laws. When federal and state standards are different, the rules that provide the most protection to youth workers will apply.

State Websites
Spanish Information for Teen Workers

California:
  • Are You a Teen Working in Agriculture? Protect Your Health Know Your Rights. English (2001), 100 KB PDF, 4 pages; Spanish (2001), 101 KB PDF, 4 pages. California Resource Network for Young Workers' Health and Safety. Labor Occupational Health Program University of California, Berkeley.
  • Hurt on the Job? English (2001), 57 KB PDF, 1 page; Spanish (2001), 59 KB PDF, 1 page. Information Alert for Teens. California Workers' Compensation.
Ohio:
Oregon:
  • OR-OSHA in Spanish. Oregon OSHA Young Worker Education. Department of Consumer & Business Services. Publications and information in Spanish.


South Carolina:
Texas:
  • Teens in the Workplace. English/Spanish (2002, October), 3 MB PDF, 5 pages. Age-appropriate jobs teens may legally work at, in Spanish and English. Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.
  • Teen Construction Safety. English/Spanish (2003, May), 507 KB PDF, 2 pages. A five minute training safety aid, available in Spanish and English. Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.

Washington State:
  • Teen rights poster for agricultural industry workers in Washington State. Spanish (2003, January), 77 KB PDF, 1 page.
  • Information in Spanish. Department of Labor and Industries.
  • Young Workers in Agriculture. English/Spanish (2003, March), 494 KB PDF, 4 pages. State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries. A brochure that gives employers, young people, parents and schools valuable information about minors working in agricultural jobs, the hours of work and prohibited duties. 
  • Your Rights as an Agricultural Worker. English (2003, January), 25 KB PDF, 1 page; Spanish (2003, January), 77 KB PDF, 1 page. State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries.
  • Teen rights Poster for non-agricultural workers in Washington State. Spanish (2003, January), 80 KB PDF, 1 page.
  • Teen Workers Have Two Jobs. English (2002, May), 164 KB PDF, 3 pages; Spanish (2002, September), 246 KB PDF, 4 pages. State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries. A brochure that provides information about teenagers and their non-agricultural jobs, the hours of work allowed, and prohibited duties.
  • Minimum Wage Poster. English/Spanish (2002, November), 684 KB PDF, 1 page.


Government Websites
Spanish Information for Teen Workers

Department of Labor (DOL):
  • Agricultural Employer's Pocket Guide on Youth Employment. English, 3 MB PDF, 12 pages; Spanish, 2 MB PDF, 12 pages. DOL pocket guide for agricultural employers.
  • Employers Pocket Guide on Youth Employment. English/Spanish, 288 KB PDF 12 pages.
  • What Jobs Can Agricultural Workers Do? English, 31 KB PDF, 2 pages; Spanish, 549 KB PDF, 2 pages. DOL Bookmark.
  • What Jobs Can I do? When Can I Work? English, 396 KB PDF, 2 pages; Spanish, 712 KB PDF, 2 pages. Bookmarks from the DOL.
  • Construction Employer's Quick Guide to Teen Worker Rules. English, 121 KB PDF, 1 page; Spanish, 164 KB PDF, 1 page.
  • YouthRules! The DOL youth website educates teens, parents, educators, employers, and the public on Federal and State laws regarding young workers. Some pages are available in Spanish.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): 
  • Ergonomics: Sewing and Related Procedures eTool. OSHA DSTM (2002). This eTool provides example ergonomic hazards and solutions specific to workers in the sewing industry. Available in (Spanish), and (English).

*eTools are illustrated, interactive web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.  

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):
  • Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths From Traffic-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes--Alert. (Spanish), (English), DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-142 (1998).
    Presents steps to prevent worker injuries and deaths, statistics, and regulations.
  • Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Adolescent Workers. (Spanish), (English), NIOSH ALERT DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-125 (1995). Details types of work associated with large numbers of young worker deaths, as well as regulations and recommendations, and a list of jobs prohibited by Federal child labor laws.
  • Are you a Working Teen? (Spanish), (English) DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-132.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This site includes Spanish-language versions of many NIOSH workplace safety and health documents relevant to industries and occupations in which large numbers of Spanish-speaking workers are employed. It also describes, in Spanish, how workers and employers can contact NIOSH and access basic services, such as health hazard evaluations.

NIOSH Hazard Alerts in Spanish:
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Con Transportadores Espirales De Granos (1986, July), 138 KB PDF, 5 pages. (Preventing Grain Auger Electrocutions). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Debidas a Tomas De Corriente Y a Conectores Averiados (1986, October), 163 KB PDF, 7 pages. (Preventing Electrocutions Due to Damaged Receptacles and Connectors).
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Por Contacto Entre Grúas Y Cables De Alta Tensión (1985, July), 175 KB PDF, 7 pages. (Preventing Electrocutions from Contact Between Cranes and Power Lines).  
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Lesiones a Los Trabajadores Causadas Por Robots (1984, December), 110 KB PDF, 4 pages. (Preventing the Injury of Workers by Robots). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes Por Accidentes Laborales En Espacios Cerrados (1986, January), 256 KB PDF, 8 pages. (Preventing Occupational Fatalities in Confined Spaces). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes Y Daños Físicos Causados Por Hundimientos Y Derrumbes En Trabajos De Excavación (1985, July), 187 KB PDF, 7 pages. (Preventing Deaths and Injuries from Excavation Cave-ins). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes Debidas a Incendios Y Explosiones En Silos De Oxígeno Limitado (1986, July), 175 KB PDF, 7 pages. (Preventing Fatalities Due to Fires and Explosions in Oxygen-limiting Silos). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes a Los Trabajadores Que Se Ponen En Contacto Con La Energía Elécrica (1986, December), 207 KB PDF, 14 pages. (Preventing Fatalities of Workers Who Contact Electrical Energy).
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Peligros Asociados Con La Manipulación Del Rocío Constante De Agua (Niebla) Usado Para Evitar Y Controlar La Ignición De Amientes Inflamables (1985, July), 150 KB PDF, 6 pages. (Preventing Hazards in the Use of Water Spray (Fog) Streams to Prevent or Control Ignition of Flammable Atmospheres). 
  • Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención Del Riesgo De Electrocución a Los Trabajadores Gastronómicos (1984, December), 84 KB PDF, 4 pages. (Preventing Electrocutions of Workers in Fast Food Restaurants). 
National Ag Safe Database (NASD):
  • Spanish Language Materials: Viewer may choose English or Spanish Titles. This Website is designed to help teens work safely in agriculture. 

Other Websites
Spanish Information for Teen Workers
  • The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs. The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs has developed Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on international child labor. The PSAs have been produced in both English and Spanish.

  • National COSH Network. The National Network of Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health is a network of non-profit organizations around the United States that advocate for worker safety and health. This site also focuses on practical tools for workers in using their rights under OSHA and resources for particular groups of vulnerable workers such as immigrant workers and youth.
 


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