Northwest NEWS

June 21, 1999

Home & Garden

Teens should find safe work this summer

With the ring of the last school bell, thousands of Washington teens will pour from their classrooms and into summer jobs. As the summer hiring season begins, the Department of Labor and Industries is urging employers to do everything possible to ensure a safe work environment for kids with summer jobs.

   Here are some of the rules employers and parents should be aware of for non-agricultural workers:

   Those who employ teens are required to obtain a minor work permit from L & I and parent authorization for the job assignments and hours the teen will be assigned. For information: Linda Merz, 360-902-5403 (phone), merz235@ini.wa.gov (e-mail).