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OSHA Backs GAO Call To Bolster Child-Labor Scrutiny, Intensifying Hill Review

December 03, 2018
OSHA and other Labor Department (DOL) officials are agreeing with Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls to bolster a suite of protections to prevent injury and illness among child laborers in agriculture and other sectors, strengthening Democrats' efforts to scrutinize Trump administration plans to ease child-labor rules for teens in the healthcare sector. In a report released Dec. 3, GAO found that even though work-related injuries and illness in children has decreased, more than half of child-labor deaths were in agriculture...

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