Properly certified 15-year-olds may be employed as lifeguards at water amusement park wave pools, lazy rivers, activities areas, and at the top of elevated waterslides.
Generally, all youth under 16 years of age are prohibited from operating or tending power-driven equipment and may not assist the public as they enter, “ride,” and leave water park or amusement park-type rides.
Minors under the age of 16, even if properly certified as lifeguards, may not be employed as dispatchers, attendants, or slide monitors at the top of elevated waterslides.
Fifteen-year-olds who are properly certified may be employed as lifeguards stationed at the splashdown pools located at the bottom of elevated waterslides.
Youth under 16 years of age may not be employed as lifeguards at natural environment facilities such as rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, quarries, reservoirs, wharfs, piers, or ocean-side beaches.