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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment
Agency 15. Department of Labor And Industry
Chapter 30. Virginia Rules and Regulations Declaring Hazardous Occupations

16VAC15-30-230. Employment of 14- and 15-year-old minors in retail food service and gasoline establishments.

A. Minors 14 and 15 years of age are prohibited from being employed in the following occupations in retail food service and gasoline service establishments:

1. Work performed in or about boiler or engine rooms.

2. Work in connection with maintenance or repair of the establishments, machines, or equipment.

3. Outside window washing that involves working from windowsills, and all work requiring the use of ladders, scaffolds, or their substitutes.

4. Cooking and baking (except at soda fountains, lunch counters, snack bars, or cafeteria serving counters).

5. Occupations that involve operating, setting up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or repairing power-driven food slicers and grinders, food choppers and cutters, and bakery-type mixers.

6. Work in freezers and meat coolers and all work in preparation of meats for sale (except wrapping, sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing, and stocking when performed in other areas).

7. Loading and unloading goods to and from trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors.

8. All occupations in warehouses except office and clerical work.

9. Work in connection with cars and trucks involving:

a. Use of pits, racks, or lifting apparatus.

b. Inflation of any tire mounted on a rim equipped with a removable retaining ring.

B. Minors 14 and 15 years of age may be employed in the following occupations in retail food service and gasoline service establishments:

1. Office and clerical work (including operation of office machines).

2. Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in advertising departments, window trimming, and comparative shopping.

3. Price marking and tagging by hand or by machine, assembling orders, packing, and shelving.

4. Bagging and carrying out customers' orders.

5. Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and public transportation.

6. Clean-up work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and floor waxers, and maintenance of grounds, but not including the use of power-driven mowers or cutters.

7. Kitchen work and other work involved in preparing and serving food and beverages, including the operation of machines and devices used in the performance of such work, such as, but not limited to, dishwashers, toasters, dumbwaiters, popcorn poppers, milk shake blenders, and coffee grinders.

8. Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping, sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing, and stocking goods when performed in areas physically separate from areas where meat is prepared for sale and outside freezers or meat coolers.

9. Work in connection with cars and trucks if confined to the following:

a. Dispensing gasoline and oil.

b. Courtesy service on premises of gasoline service station.

c. Car cleaning, hand washing and polishing.

d. Sales and clerical work.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-100 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 1, eff. October 25, 2000.

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