Tag Archives: Department of Labor

Do OSHA rules apply to your farm? – #GBSW14

It’s official. Farms employing 10 or fewer workers remain exempt from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grain bin safety inspections. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials last week withdrew a 2011 OSHA memo that caused confusion regarding the exemption. … Continue reading

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There has been a tight focus on farm safety the past few months. The proposed child labor laws threw farm safety in the spotlight. The proposal was thrown out, but the lime light has continued to shine. Some might say … Continue reading

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Careers in farm safety: Government & Medical

We’re taking a tour of careers in farm safety. So far we’ve talked about positions in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. Now we’re going to wade into the government realm of farm safety. There are several areas of government on every level (federal, … Continue reading

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What are today’s child labor laws?

Just because the proposed child labor laws have been dropped doesn’t mean you should forget about it. There are current laws that govern youth in agriculture. We’ll do our best to explain, with out all of the government speak. Last post … Continue reading

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Department of Labor withdraws child labor proposal

A press release was posted to the Department of Labor website yesterday announcing their plans to withdraw the child labor proposal. The full release is provided.   WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the … Continue reading

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Preserving America’s Family Farm Act

Recently it was announced that Representative Tom Latham, R-Iowa and Representative Dan Boren, D – Oklahoma have introduced a bill to Congress blocking the Department of Labor’s attempts to implement any sort of regulation preventing youth from working on farms … Continue reading

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Department of Labor’s proposed changes to child labor in ag

Since the Department of Labor released proposed changes the end of last year, child labor in agriculture has become a hot topic in the industry. Farmers and ranchers across the country were quick to voice their concerns, and as a … Continue reading

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