16- and 17-Year Olds on Shop Floor

Legislation has been introduced to allow 16- or 17-year old minors to operate machinery in construction or manufacturing occupations provided specified training is completed beforehand.

House Bill 551 is jointly sponsored by Reps. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) and Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield). The pair said in sponsor testimony, “By providing meaningful employment and career exploration to young adults interested in manufacturing and construction, a new generation of workers can ultimately receive training for Ohio’s in-demand workforce.” 5/31/2018