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Safe work is and always should be rewarding work.
Your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe
& healthful workplace. Employers must follow all
MOSH/OSHA safety and health standards to prevent you
from being injured or becoming ill on the job. If you
are under age 18, there may be limits on the hours you
work, the jobs you do and the equipment you operate.
Learn about the state
wage and hour child labor laws that apply to you.
Remember, all MOSH/OSHA safety and health standards
for workplaces apply to all employees,
regardless of age. To stay safe and healthy on the job
practice - PREVENTION, RECOGNITION and COMMUNICATION
in addressing workplace hazards.
MOSH's Teen Safe Summer Job Campaign is important
for young people, because a summer job is usually
their introduction to the working world in which they
will continue as adults. Good working habits, such as
learning to stay safe and healthy on the job, are
important to learn from your very first day on the job.
Every year, approximately 200,000 American teens
are injured on the job. Approximately 77,000 are
injured seriously enough to require treatment in
hospital emergency departments. Thousands are
hospitalized. Every year, about 70 American teenagers
are killed while on-the-job. Teenagers are injured on
the job at a rate higher than that of adults-despite
the fact that teens are prohibited by child labor laws
from working in the most hazardous industries.