HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: NCL Issues Five Worst Teen Jobs For 2002

The National Consumers League has released its list of Five Worst Teen Jobs for 2002. According to Darlene Adkins, NCL’s vice president for labor policy, “many teens are working in unsafe conditions without the proper training or supervision. Too many are injured or killed on the job because they were performing tasks prohibited by federal or state labor laws.” In order, the NCL’s five-worst list is as follows: 1) driving and delivery, including operating or repairing motorized equipment; 2) working alone in cash-based businesses and late-night work; 3) cooking with hot oil and grease, hot water and steam, and hot cooking surfaces; 4) construction and work at heights; 5) traveling youth crews.