Minors in the Lab Policy

All minors (under the age of 18) whether they are a student, employee, or volunteer must have a completed risk assessment BEFORE beginning any work or conducting any research in a University of Kentucky research lab, greenhouse, animal facility, or field work.  The lab's principal investigator where the minor will be working is responsible for completing this process.

Note: no one under the age of 14 is permitted to work or conduct research in the above listed locations at the university unless it is a UK sponsored program designed for youth (training and safety policies must be documented with the university)

Both forms must be completed and signed (where applicable) and returned to:

Environmental Health & Safety
Attn: Minors
252 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington, KY 40506-0314
or faxed to: 859-257-8787

This proposal must be sent at least 2 weeks prior to the minor beginning work.

If you have questions about this process, please contact A&S Space and Facilities or EHS directly.

Training required
Minors should follow the same training guidelines as all other lab members (see Training Requirements). Their information should also be listed in the lab safety manual.


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