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DOL/WHD RIN: 1235-AA07 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Fair Labor Standards Act, Child Labor Hazardous Occupations Order No. 7 

The child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were enacted to ensure that when children work, the work is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being, or education. To protect children from hazardous employment, the FLSA provides for a minimum age of 18 years in occupations found and declared by the Secretary of Labor to be particularly hazardous or detrimental to the health or well-being of children 16 and 17 years of age. Hazardous Occupations Orders (HOs) are the means by which the Secretary declares certain occupations to be particularly hazardous for children. Child Labor Hazardous Occupations Order No. 7 (occupations involved in the operation of power-driven hoisting apparatus) (HO7) has for many years prohibited children under 18 years of age from operating or assisting in the operation of several types of hoisting apparatus. The Department seeks information to ensure that its current nonenforcement position regarding the application of HO7 to the operation of patient/resident lifts provides adequate protections to working youth while not unduly denying them job opportunities they can safely perform.  The WHD is withdrawing this item at this time due to agency priorities.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 570   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Withdrawn  03/30/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Melissa Smith
Director, Regulations, Legislation and Interpretations
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-3502,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0406
Fax:202 693-1387