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Hazardous work

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CRC Article = 32
Article 32 of the CRC accords to the child the right to be protected from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous. Article 3 of ILO Convention No. 138 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (1973) defines "hazardous employment or work" as work which is likely to jeopardise the health, safety or morals of a child, and sets the minimum age for such employment at the age of 18 years. The duty is placed on States Parties to determine, after consultation with organisations of employers and workers and taking into account any relevant treaties to which they are Parties, which types of work fall within this definition. Relevant international instruments in this regard include: White Lead (Painting Convention) (1921); Benzene Convention (1971); and Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Convention (1979). Consider also paragraph 10 of ILO Recommendation No. 146 concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (1973).

See also:
Child labour   Conditions of employment   Economic exploitation   Enforcement of child labour standards   Harmful work   Hours of employment   Minimum age(s) for admission to employment