Minors in the Lab

In accordance with the Board of Regents Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual, if a minor is employed or volunteering in a lab or any environment that could be considered hazardous (laboratory, machine shop, etc.), certain requirements must be met.

  • The hiring manager has to coordinate with EHS.
  • The direct supervisor will have constant line of sight supervision of the minor at all times while in the lab.
  • A minor cannot be employed in any setting involving exposure to radioactive substances or explosive materials.
  • No minors under the age of 16 may be employed to work in a lab or hazardous environment.

The hiring or volunteer manager must contact EHS and complete Application for Authorization of Minor to Work or Volunteer in a Laboratory or Other Hazardous Area.

The parent/legal guardian of the minor must complete the Parental Request to Participate Release and Waiver Agreement and the Consent for Minor's Presence in Lab and return them to the hiring or volunteer manager.

The hiring or volunteer manager will then send all 3 forms to EHS.

Authorization from EHS must occur prior to start of work in the lab or hazardous environment. EHS will notify the department and send them the approved forms.

NOTE: All Georgia Tech individuals or units organizing youth programs, on or off campus, must register annually online, per the Youth Programs Policy. Please find more information at youthprograms.gatech.edu.

Completed by the parent/guardian of the minor, submitted to the hiring or volunteer manager

Completed by the parent/guardian of the minor, submitted to the hiring or volunteer manager