The National Consumers League publishes its annual list of the Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens to help youth workers and parents understand that work often involves unexpected health and safety risks and that teenagers, parents, and employers can take steps to minimize those risks.
NCL’s Five Most Dangerous Teen Jobs in 2016 are:
- Tobacco harvester
- Agriculture: Harvesting crops and using machinery
- Traveling youth sales crews
- Construction and height work
- Outside helper: Landscaping, groundskeeping and lawn Service
The Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens are not ranked in order. They all share above average injury or fatality rates or present a work environment that is dangerous.
In the following sections, we discuss the dangers of these jobs.