Every 6 minutes an underage worker is injured on the job.


Know your rights!

  • Your employer must provide health and safety training.
  • Workers under 18 may not operate power-driven machinery.
  • Workers under 16 may not work in building or construction.
  • Workers under 16 may not do any baking activities.
LOSH home page image: safety training in hazmat suits

The Young Workers Project is one of several occupational safety and health projects of the UCLA-LOSH Program. Focused solely on youth issues, it is designed to address environmental and occupational health problems that teenagers face at work. The Project staff is available to answer questions concerning youth rights on the job, child labor laws, and advice for youth who encounter health and safety problems at work. The Young Workers Project also organizes educational programs, develops school curricula, provides classroom training, and prepares youth to become peer educators in the health and safety field. Download a program brochure (PDF).

LOSH is a subunit of UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)