Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Resources

  • Follow all Child Labor Laws that are applicable for your age including:

    • Hour Restrictions

    • Job Restrictions. If you are younger than 18, you may not work in any occupations identified by the Secretary of Labor as a Hazardous Occupation.


  • Work in or with the following identified 'Hazardous Occupations' that may occur in restaurant work:

    • Drive a motor vehicle or be an outside helper on a motor vehicle.

    • Use a power-driven hoisting apparatus or forklift.

    • Work in meat packing or processing (including the use of power-driven meat slicing machines).

    • Operate power-driven bakery machines (including a mixer).

    • Operate power-driven paper product machines.

    Some exemptions do exist.

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