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Democrats Query DOL Plan To Allow Teens To Work In Hazardous Jobs

August 09, 2018
A group of 47 Democrats is concerned that a Labor Department (DOL) proposal to weaken rules prohibiting minors from working in certain hazardous operations has not been adequately reviewed for potential safety risks to teen workers, writing in a recent letter that they are unaware of any formal NIOSH review of the underlying data informing the plan. The Aug. 1 letter addressed to DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney,...


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