32.4 Minors in the Workplace


Effective October 2017, this is a new policy.

  1. Any visit involving minors, other than a brief, occasional visit by a family member, requires appropriate supervisory or departmental administrative approval.
  2. Minors are not permitted in high-risk areas except where specifically allowed otherwise by University policy. Examples of high-risk areas generally include, but are not limited to: 
    1. Power plants, shops, mechanical rooms, confined spaces, food preparation areas; 
    2. Any areas, indoors or out, containing power tools or machinery with exposed moving parts or rotating equipment (e.g., mechanical rooms or construction areas);
    3. Areas with heavy-duty or other motorized equipment; 
    4. Laboratories or specialized work areas that include chemical hazards, biological hazards, radioactive hazards, flammables, explosives, compressed gases, sharp objects, lasers, research animals, electrical hazards, hazardous wastes, or other environmental hazards; and
    5. Other high-risk areas (rooftops, construction zones, etc.).

Questions or concerns regarding specific visitors and/or the applications of the policy should be directed to the administrative official responsible for the unit.

(See also II-16 Minors on Campus.)