You may have seen the recent Bloomberg article detailing the Trump administration’s failure to provide critical data shaping their
proposed rule to change what 16 and 17 year old health-workers can do without supervision. It boils down to this: the administration is using faulty, unscientific data to justify the weakening of labor protections for teenage workers and the patients they
serve. We urge you to join us in submitting the letter below as a public comment for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 27, 2018. This NPRM would modify one of the Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO7) and remove
the operation of power-driven patient lifts from the list of prohibited activities for 16 and 17-year olds.