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Department of Labor and Industry
Regulation Governing the Employment of Minors on Farms, in Gardens and in Orchards [16 VAC 15 ‑ 50]
Review 651
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/9/2001
Review Announcement
Description: This regulation prohibits the employment of minors under 16 years of age in specified hazardous occupations on farms, in gardens and in orchards. The prohibited occupations include operating a tractor of over 20 PTO horsepower; operating or assisting to operate other heavy equipment such as pickers, combines, mowers, harvesters, bailers, grinders, augers, and tillers; operating or assisting to operate earthmoving equipment, fork-lifts, potato combines, and chain saws; working in enclosed areas occupied by dangerous animals; working from ladders; driving certain vehicles; working inside enclosed areas containing dangerous atmospheres; handling poisonous chemicals; handling blasting agents; and handling anhydrous ammonia.

DOLI seeks public comment regarding the following questions:

1. Does the regulation meet the following goals?

- Protect the health, welfare and safety of the minors of the Commonwealth by prohibiting the employment of minors under the age of 16 from working in hazardous occupations.

- Protect the public’s health, safety and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. Is the regulation written clearly and understandably?

Comments should be sent to Bonnie R. Hopkins, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Labor and Industry, 13 South Thirteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 371-2631; Fax (804) 371-6524 or e-mail
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 4/9/2001
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 5/9/2001

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (6/22/2001)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line