Work Guidelines

Children, teens, and adults working on farms face hazards not encountered in other jobs. The following work guidelines were developed to aid in determining if each age category can safely perform specific tasks.


Family Youth Guidelines

For your own children under 18 who are working on your farm
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Hired Youth Guidelines

For workers under 18 who are not related to you working on your farm
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Community-Based Agriculture

For local and civic (e.g. community, school, church, urban, etc.) community-based agricultural efforts
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Working Outdoors

For youth on agricultural operations working outdoors and being exposed to various hazards (e.g. heat, severe weather, pesticides, etc.)
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*The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. These guidelines do not identify all hazards and protective strategies for a particular circumstance, as the number and types of hazard may vary by farm or worksite. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore at your own risk.