On June 10, 2013, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs promulgates the Circular No. 10/2013/TT-BLĐTBXH to provide the lists of jobs and workplaces in which the employment of minor persons is prohibited..
The list consists of 91 probihited jobs applied to minor persons in hazardous environment in contact with harmful micro-organisms; in a environment highly prone to infection and suffering mental and psychological tension… such as: Collecting or classifying garbage, wastes or scraps, working on scaffolds or beams which are over 3 m higher than the working floor and the like; working in prisons or mental hospitals; processing green coffee for export; contacting directly with toxic chemicals; operating and watching low-, medium- and high-voltage stations…
Moreover, the Circular also defines list of 05 workplaces in which the employment of minor persons is prohibited, specifically: Working on high scaffolds or ropes hung over 3 meters higher than the working floor; working on hills and mountains with a steepness of over 30o; being in contact with factors that may cause contagious diseases; working for over 4 hours a day in an uncomfortable and narrow space, which sometimes requires laborers to go on their knees, lie or stoop; being in contact with radioactive substances and rays…
The Circular annuls Joint Circular No. 09/TT-LB of April 13, 1995 and takes effect from August 1, 2013.
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