1. Occupations in or about plants or
establishments manufacturing or storing
explosives or articles containing explosive
2. Occupations of motor vehicle driver and
3. Logging occupations and occupations in the
operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or
4. Occupations involved in the operation of
power-driven woodworking machines.
5. Occupations involving exposure to radioactive
substances and to ionizing radiations.
6. Occupations involved in the operation of
elevators and other power-driven hoisting
1. Retail, food service, and gasoline service
2. Office and clerical work, including operation of
3. Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in
advertising departments, window trimming and
4. Price marking and tagging by hand or by
machine, assembling orders, packing and shelving.
5. Bagging and carrying out customers’ orders.
6. Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and
7. Clean-up work, including the use of vacuum
Persons fourteen and fifteen years of age may be employed or permitted to work in the following occupations:
A person over ten and under sixteen years of age cannot be employed, with or without compensation, in street occupation or migratory labor as defined in
section 92.1 unless the person holds a child labor work permit issued pursuant to this chapter.
Notwithstanding section 92.7, a person with a permit to engage in migratory labor shall only work between 5:00am and 7:30pm from Labor Day through June 1,
and between 5:00am and 9:00pm for the remainder of the year.
Notwithstanding section 92.7, a person with a permit to engage in street occupations shall only work between 4:00am and 7:30pm, when local public schools
are in session and between 4:00am and 8:30pm for the remainder of the year.
A person under sixteen years of age shall not be employed with or without compensation, except as provided in sections 92.2 and 92.3, before the hour of 7:00
a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., except during the period from June 1 through Labor Day when the hours may be extended to 9:00 p.m. If such person is employed
for a period of five hours or more each day, an intermission of not less than thirty minutes shall be given. Such a person shall not be employed for more than
eight hours in one day, exclusive of intermission, and shall not be employed for more than forty hours in one week. The hours of work of persons under sixteen
years of age employed outside school hours shall not exceed four in one day or twenty-eight in one week while school is in session.
1. Persons fourteen and fifteen years of age may
not be employed in:
a. Any manufacturing occupation.
b. Any mining occupation.
c. Processing occupations, except in a retail, food
service, or gasoline service establishment in those
specific occupations expressly permitted under the
provisions of section 92.5.
d. Occupations requiring the performance of any
duties in workrooms or work places where goods
are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed,
except to the extent expressly permitted in retail,
food service, or gasoline service establishments
under the provisions of section 92.5.
e. Public messenger service.
f. Operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or
of any power-driven machinery, other than office
machines and machines in retail, food service, and
gasoline service establishments which are
specified in section 92.5 as machines which such
minors may operate in such establishments.
Iowa Child Labor Law (Iowa Code Chapter 92)
cleaners and floor waxers, and maintenance of
8. Kitchen work and other work involved in
preparing and serving food and beverages,
including the operation of machines and devices
used in the performance of such work, including
but not limited to, dishwashers, toasters, dumb-
waiters, popcorn poppers, milk shake blenders,
and coffee grinders.
9. Work in connection with motor vehicles and
trucks if confined to the following:
a. Dispensing gasoline and oil.
b. Courtesy service.
c. Car cleaning, washing and polishing.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to
include work involving the use of pits, racks or lifting
apparatus or involving the inflation of any tire
mounted on a rim equipped with a removable
10. Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping,
sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing and stocking
goods when performed in areas physically separate
from areas where meat is prepared, for sale and
outside freezers or meat coolers.
11. Other work approved by the rules adopted
pursuant to chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.
g. Occupations prohibited by rules adopted
pursuant to chapter 17A by the labor
h. Occupations in connection with the following,
except office or sales work in connection with
these occupations, not performed on
transportation media or at the actual construction
(1) Transportation of persons or property by rail,
highway, air, on water, pipeline, or other means.
(2) Warehousing and storage.
(3) Communications and public utilities.
(4) Construction, including repair.
i. Any of the following occupations in a retail,
food service, or gasoline service establishment:
(1) Work performed in or about boiler or engine
(2) Work in connection with maintenance or
repair of the establishment, machines, or
(3) Outside window washing that involves
working from window sills, and all work requiring
the use of ladders, scaffolds, or their substitutes.
(4) Cooking except at soda fountains, lunch
counters, snack bars, or cafeteria serving counters,
(5) Occupations which involve operating, setting
up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or repairing power-
driven food slicers and grinders, food choppers and
cutters, and bakery-type mixers.
(6) Work in freezers and meat coolers and all work
in preparation of meats for sale, except wrapping,
sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing, and stocking
when performed in other areas.
(7) Loading and unloading goods to and from
trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors.
(8) All occupations in warehouses except office
and clerical work.
2. Nothing in this section shall be construed as
prohibiting office, errand, or packaging work when
done away from moving machinery.
92.8 UNDER EIGHTEEN – OCCUPATIONS PROHIBITED
92.2 OVER TEN AND UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE
92.5 FOURTEEN AND FIFTEEN – PERMITTED OCCUPATIONS
92.6 FOURTEEN AND FIFTEEN – OCCUPATIONS NOT PERMITTED
92.7 UNDER SIXTEEN – HOURS PERMITTED
No person under eighteen years of age shall be employed or permitted to work with or without compensation at any of the following occupations or business
7. Occupations involved in the operation of
power-driven metal forming, punching, and
8. Occupations in connection with mining.
9. Occupations in or about slaughtering and meat
packing establishments and rendering plants.
10. Occupations involved in the operation of
certain power-driven bakery machines.
11. Occupations involved in the operation of
certain power-driven paper products machines.
12. Occupations involved in the manufacture of
brick, tile and related products.
13. Occupations involved in the operation of
circular saws, band saws and guillotine shears.
14. Occupations involved in wrecking, demolition
and shipbreaking operations.
15. Occupations involved in roofing operations.
16. Excavation occupations.
17. In or about foundries; provided that office,
shipping, and assembly area employment shall not
be prohibited by this chapter.
18. Occupations involving the operation of
laundry, dry cleaning, or dyeing machinery.
19. Occupations involving exposure to lead fumes
or its compounds, or to dangerous or poisonous
dyes or chemicals.
20. Occupations involving the transmission,
distribution, or delivery of goods or messages
between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
21. Occupations prohibited by rules adopted
pursuant to chapter 17A by the labor commissioner.