Youth doing work that doesn’t match their developmental level and abilities increases the risk of injury. Children, teens, and adults working on farms face hazards not encountered in other jobs. Use these guidelines to help determine if a youth is ready to perform a job and learn more about hazards and keeping working youth safe.
Family Youth Guidelines
For your own children, 17 or under, who are working on your farm.View Guidelines >
Hired Youth Guidelines
For workers, 17 or under, who are not related to you and working on your farm.View Guidelines >
Resources for youth participation in local and civic (school, church, urban) agriculture.Train Teens >
Precautions for youth working outdoors to avoid hazards, like pesticides, heat, and severe weather.Take Precautions >
What Else is Important?
Explore the information below to learn more about key issues that affect youth working in agriculture.
*The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. These guidelines do not identify all hazards and protective strategies for a particular circumstance, as the number and types of hazard may vary by farm or worksite. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore at your own risk.