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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

16VAC15-30-90. Power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machine occupations.

The occupations of operator of or helper on the following power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machines are prohibited activities for minors under 18 years of age:

1. All rolling machines, such as beading, straightening, corrugating, flanging, or bending rolls; and hot or cold rolling mills.

2. All pressing or punching machines, such as punch presses, except those provided with full automatic feed and ejection and with a fixed barrier guard to prevent the hands or fingers of the operator from entering the area between the dies; power presses; and plate punches.

3. All bending machines, such as apron brakes and press brakes.

4. All hammering machines, such as drop hammers and power hammers; and powder actuated tools.

5. All shearing machines, such as guillotine or squaring shears; alligator shears; and rotary shears.

The occupations of setting up, adjusting, repairing, oiling, or cleaning these machines including those with automatic feed and ejection are prohibited.


The exemptions for properly certified apprentices and student-learners apply to this restriction.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-100 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR425-01-77 § 7, eff. October 15, 1979; rev. June 30, 1981; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 15, eff. April 29, 2010.

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