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§ 72.1. Occupations prohibited for children under sixteen

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 40. Labor

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 40. Labor
Chapter 3. Employment of Women and Children
40 Okl.St.Ann. § 72.1
§ 72.1. Occupations prohibited for children under sixteen
A. No child under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed or permitted to work at any of the following occupations:
1. Manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring performance of any duties in work rooms or work places where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed;
2. Occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any power-driven machinery other than office machines;
3. The operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles;
4. Public messenger service;
5. Occupations declared to be particularly hazardous to the health and well-being of minors under sixteen (16) years of age by federal laws and regulations or as declared by the Commissioner of Labor; and
6. Occupations, except office work or sales work, in connection with:
a. transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline or other means,
b. warehousing and storage,
c. communications and public utilities, and
d. construction including demolition and repair.
B. This section shall not apply to:
1. Children working either on farms or for parents or any entity in which a parent owns an equity interest;
2. Children engaged in the sale or delivery of newspapers to consumers; or
3. Children engaged in voluntary service for a charitable organization recognized exempt under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, Section 501(c), if the organization receives written permission from a parent or legal guardian of any such child.


Laws 1991, c. 172, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1991, c. 295, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 2015, c. 39, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.
40 Okl. St. Ann. § 72.1, OK ST T. 40 § 72.1
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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