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13 NCAC 12 .0406 DETRIMENTAL OCCUPATIONS

The following occupations are found and declared to be detrimental to the health and well-being of youths.  No youth under 18 years of age may be employed by an employer in these detrimental occupations (1 through 9):

(1) Welding, brazing and torch cutting as defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry Standards, 29 CFR 1910.251 through 255 and OSHA Construction Standards, 29 CFR 1926.350 through 354:
OSHA General Industry Standards, 29 CFR 1910. 251 through 255:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9852

OSHA Construction Standards, 29 CFR 1926.350 through 354:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10696

 

(2) Any processes where quartz or any other form of silicon dioxide or an asbestos silicate is present in powdered form;

For information on asbestos, go to http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/


(3) Any work involving exposure to lead or any of its compounds in any form;

For information on lead, go to http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/lead/index.html.

                                                                                                     

(4) At any work involving exposure to benzene or any benzene compound which is volatile or which can penetrate the skin;

For information on benzene, go to http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/benzene/

 

(5) Occupations in canneries, seafood and poultry processing establishments which involve the use, setting up, adjusting, repairing, or cleaning of cutting or slicing machines, or freezing or packaging activities;


(6) Any work which involves the risk of falling a distance of 10 feet or more, including the use of ladders and scaffolds (includes construction workers and firefighters and other emergency personnel under 18);


(7) Any work as an electrician or electrician's helper [NCDOL position that "electrician's helper" means an employee helping an electrician with live (hot) wires, fuse/breaker boxes, etc. where there is the danger of electrical shock];


(8) Any work in confined spaces as defined by OSHA General Industry Standard, 29 CFR 1910.146 and OSHA Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.21;
OSHA General Industry Standard, 29 CFR 1910.146:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9797
OSHA Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.21:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10607


(9) Occupations in which the use of a respirator is required by OSHA General Industry Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 or OSHA Construction Industry Standards, 29 CFR 1926 (includes firefighters and other emergency personnel under 18).
OSHA General Industry Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=12716 OSHA Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owastand.display_standard_group?p_toc_level=1&p_part_number=1926&p_text_version=FALSE

 

NOTE: Youths and employers working under the supervision of bona fide apprenticeship and student learner programs, as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, are exempt from the prohibition against employment of youths in detrimental occupations.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 95-25.5; 95-25.19;
Effective
Feb. 1, 1982; Amended effective April 1, 2001

 

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Wage and Hour Bureau
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Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
(919) 807-2796 or (toll-free N.C. only) 1-800-NC-LABOR
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