The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week an extension of the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations governing employment of youth on farms and agricultural enterprises.
Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will host a webinar to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions from the public Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.
“The proposed changes to the Agricultural Child Labor Laws are bringing about many questions for safety professionals, agricultural businesses who hire youth, and agricultural educators who teach farm safety to youth audiences,” said Dee Jepsen, program leader and assistant professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. “Due to the impact this topic will make on many small farms and agribusinesses, the public comment period has been extended for another 30 days.”
The new deadline is Dec. 1, 2011.
Jepsen said farmers and parents with a vested interest in the proposal are encouraged to read the changes and be aware the new regulations will go into effect Jan.… Continue readingRead More »