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Established in 1914 by the state legislature, State Fund is California's most reliable provider of workers' compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California's entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers' compensation insurance, helping California employers keep their workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

Young Workers Safety Information

State Fund is committed to reducing work-related injuries and illnesses among young workers and educating employers on the specific work place hazards that could affect young workers. We are a member of the California Partnership for Young Workers’ Health and Safety, a coalition of agencies, labor organizations, teachers, and other professionals devoted to reducing work-related accidents among youth. State Fund has developed a variety of resources and guidelines to encourage employers to join in the effort to keep young workers safe and healthy in the workplace.

  • Prohibited Tasks by Age 
  • Work Hours for Teens
  • Safety Information For Employers in Industries Where Teens are Commonly Employed

This web page was based upon content developed by the Maine Department of Labor and customized for California by the State Compensation Insurance Fund with permission of the Maine Department of Labor. Additional content was provided by the California Labor Occupational Health Program.

The following links provide additional information:

California Department of Industrial/ Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (DIR/CHSWC) Young Workers’ Program

State of California Department of Industrial Relations - Youth in Construction eTool

OSHA – Young Workers You Have Rights!

Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) UC Berkeley - Young Worker Health and Safety Projects

CDC/NIOSH – Young Worker Safety and Health

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