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The Five Most Dangerous Teen Jobs

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2011 Jun 14
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The National Consumers League (NCL) has issued its 2011 Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens report. The annual study by the nonprofit advocacy group is designed to help teens and their parents select safe jobs this summer—if they can find them.

According to NCL, the five most dangerous jobs for working youth in 2011 are:

Agriculture: Harvesting crops and using machinery
Construction and height work
Traveling youth sales crews
Outside Helper: Landscaping, groundskeeping, and lawn service
Driver/Operator: Forklifts, tractors, and ATVs.

The five worst jobs for teens are not ranked in order; they all share higher-than-normal injury or fatality rates.

Source: Property Casualty 360
http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2011/06/13/employment-dangers-for-teens?t=workers-compensation