Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate amended (07/16/1996)

Provides that, in the administration and enforcement of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 16- and 17-year-old individuals shall be permitted to load materials into, but not operate or unload materials from, scrap paper balers or paper box compactors that meet: (1) the current safety standards of the American National Standards Institute; and (2) other specified standards regarding on-off switches and employee notification.

Requires employers to make reports to the Secretary of Labor on injuries (which require medical treatment other than first aid) and fatalities of employees under age 18 resulting from their contact with a scrap paper baler or paper box compactor during its loading, operation, or unloading.

Establishes civil penalties for violations of this Act.

Provides that this Act does not affect a specified exemption for apprentices and student learners.