Salespersons, Collectors or Messengers – Outside

Note:

Code 8742 is subject to the Standard Exception Manual Rule IV – Classifications of this Manual.  This classification is not available for division of payroll.

Description

Code 8742 applies to salespersons, collectors or messengers performing duties away from the employer’s premises.  This classification does not include salespersons, who as a regular part of their duties, handle or display actual merchandise sold by the employer.

Assignment By Analogy

• Reporters, advertising or circulation solicitors
• Interior designers
• Medical or dental lab messengers
• Messenger service companies delivering envelopes, parcels or packages on foot.
• Recruiters

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Employees who deliver merchandise by vehicle.  Refer to Code 8751 “Route Salespersons and Route Supervisors” or Code 7380 “Drivers, Chauffeurs and Their Helpers – NOC – Commercial.”

  2. Inside salespersons who handle or display merchandise sold by an employer.  Assign the appropriate store or dealer classification.

  3. Salespersons selling exclusively from product displays, samples, sample boards, books or catalogs at employer’s display showroom or salesroom.  Refer to Code 8747 “Showroom Salespersons.” 

Salt, Borax or Potash Producing or Refining & Drivers

Note:

Includes driving of wells and pumping.

Description

Code 4568 applies to employers engaged in the production or refining of borax, potash or salt.  The raw materials such as salt ores, amines, caustic soda and soda ash are received from others.  Raw brines also may be received from others or the brines may be pumped from salt wells or lakes by the employer.  This classification includes the driving of wells and the pumping of the raw brines.  Raw brines are partially evaporated and salt ores are dissolved in water to produce a brine of the desired concentration for processing.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Mining – underground mining of ores or minerals.  Refer to Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”

Sample Card Mfg.

Note:

Description

Code 4298 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing sample cards or sample display books that contain sample textile fabrics or other materials.  Sample cards or sample display books are used by businesses to illustrate in sample form, the type of textile fabric, vinyl, leather, etc., styles and colors that their products are available in.  The employer will show their customers the types and styles of swatches that they manufacture.  The employer’s clients will select the type and style of the swatch.  The fabric or other materials are cut into small squares and attached to the swatch cards.  Some swatches will require die cutting of the card stock. Fabrics and other types of materials are attached to the swatch cards using glue, staples or stitching.  The completed sample cards or display books are inspected prior to being shipped to the employer’s customers.

Assignment By Analogy

• Ink color charts
• Mounting picture frames – cardboard – photo

Operations To Be Separately Rated

Sand or Gravel Digging & Drivers

Note:

Includes construction, repair or maintenance of all buildings, structures or equipment, and the installation of machinery.  No canal, sewer or cellar excavation or underground mining.

Description

Code 4000 applies to employers engaged in digging sand, clay, gravel and shale.  In some cases, the clay is loaded onto small cars and hauled to manufacturing plants or shipped.  Sand and gravel involve digging or dredging operations.  Sand or gravel is excavated with hand shovels or with mechanical apparatus such as power shovels, drag lines, clam shell diggers or cranes or obtained from navigable or non-navigable waters by means of hydraulic dredges, clam shell dredges, etc.  Water is pumped into the soil to loosen the sand or gravel which is then pumped through pipes to hoppers.  The sand or gravel is conveyed from the bank, pit or dredge to hoppers by means of trucks, belt conveyers, narrow gauge railroads or pipelines.  At the hoppers, sand or gravel is washed to remove any foreign element, graded and sorted by means of revolving screens, stored in bins, hoppers or piles, or dumped or chuted to delivery conveyances.  Sand and gravel in its natural state usually requires only screening with the larger stones being rejected.  However, when the rejected material is run through a crusher and then rescreened, the crushing operation is incidental provided that the principal business of the employer is sand or gravel digging. 

This interpretation is intended to distinguish crushing operations by sand and gravel dealers from rock crushing operations that take place in connection with quarrying operations.  Also included under the scope of this classification is the preliminary stripping operations which consist of the clearing of brush (not trees), some pulling of stumps, removal of top soil or occasional blasting.  Note that this classification applies only when the excavation is performed to obtain sand or gravel for reprocessing (such as washing and screening) and used elsewhere other than at the point of deposit from dredging operations.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Concrete mixing in transit.  Refer to Code 8232 “Building Material Dealer – No Second-Hand Material & Local Managers, Drivers.”

  2. Dredging lakes, drainage canals or channels as an aid to navigation, or dredging for purpose of filling.  Refer to Code 7335 “Dredging – All Types – Program II – State Act” and Code 7337 “Dredging – All Types – Program II – USL Act.”

  3. Rock crushing by quarries – other than for cement rock or limestone.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”    

  4. Stone crushing.  Refer to Code 1710 “Stone Crushing & Drivers.”

  5. Underground mining – not coal.  Refer to Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”

Saw Mfg.

Note:

Does not include machine equipment or actuating mechanical equipment.

Description

Code 3118 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing and sharpening all types of saws, both hand and power, but not the machine equipment incidental to or necessary to drive the saws.  Saw blades covered under this classification are ripsaws, circular saw blades, band saw blades, drag saws and handsaws such as cross-rip saws, buck saws, keyhole saws, compass, miter and meat saws.  In addition to the actual manufacturing of the tempered steel cutting blade of saws, this classification also includes the incidental manufacturing of head mountings for cylinder saws, bit shanks and mandrels for power-driven saws and wood handles and copping frames for many varieties of handsaws.

This classification also applies to manufacturing files as used by trade persons, mechanics and others who do filing work.  Heavy gauge strip steel or steel bars are used to manufacture files. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Sharpening:
    1. Clippers (hand type or manicure), cutlery, knives, scissors, shears or pruning shears, manual hedge trimmers or other cutting tools.  Tool sharpening service.  Refer to Code 3122 “Cutlery Mfg. – NOC.”
    2. Tool bits.  Refer to Code 3113 “Tool Mfg. – NOC – Not Drop or Machine Forged.”

 

Saw Mill

Note:

Applies to the manufacturing of heads, hoops or staves.

Description

Code 2710 applies to employers engaged in the operation of a saw mill which consists of receiving rough logs, removing the bark and sawing the logs into desired lengths to produce rough lumber by use of circular carriage or band saws.  It applies to both stationary or portable saw mills.  This classification includes “Green Chain” operations.  These operations involve employees engaged in grading, removing and sorting lumber at the conveyor called the “Green Chain” as it comes from the saws or sawmill, and storage of the green lumber in the yard.

Assignment By Analogy

• Bark mills  
• Shingles manufacturing – wood from logs

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Barrels, cooperage, drums or kegs assembly only.  Refer to Code 2759 “Box or Box Shook Mfg.”   

  2. Logging or lumbering.  Refer to Code 2702 “Logging or Lumbering & Drivers.”       

  3. Storage and subsequent handling of processed lumber.  Refer to Code 8232 “Building Material Dealer – No Second-Hand Material & Local Managers, Drivers.”

 

Scaffolds – Sidewalk Bridges – Not Over One Story in Height – Installation, Repair or Removal – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Not applicable to contractors who erect, repair or remove sidewalk bridges as an incidental part of their construction work.

Description

Code 9527 applies to employers engaged in erecting sidewalk bridges for general contractors.  The employer delivers the necessary materials such as pipes, wood planks or aluminum sheets.  Pipes are assembled with bolts and pins to create the framework of the sidewalk bridge.  The wood planks or aluminum sheets are placed and secured to the framework to form the bridge walkway over pedestrian sidewalk traffic.  The height of the sidewalk bridges cannot be higher than one story in height.  The employer conducts safety checks to ensure compliance with state safety codes.  The employer dismantles the scaffolding when the construction operation is finished, and it is delivered back to the employer’s yard for storage and repair, if necessary.  This classification is also applicable to interior or exterior erection.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Installation:
    1. Outrigger scaffolding.  Refer to Code 5403 “Carpentry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Scaffolds, hod hoists, and construction elevators.  Refer to Code 9526 “Scaffolds, Hod Hoists or Construction Elevators – Built-Up From the Ground – Installation, Repair or Removal – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    3. Suspended or swing scaffolding.  Refer to Code 9534 “Mobile Crane and Hoisting Service Contractors – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

Scaffolds, Hod Hoists or Construction Elevators – Built-Up From the Ground – Installation, Repair or Removal – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Not applicable to contractors who erect, repair or remove scaffolds, hod hoists or construction elevators as an incidental part of their construction work.

Description

Code 9526 applies to employers engaged in erecting stationary or mobile building scaffolds from the ground for general contractors, window cleaning contractors and various other contractors.  Scaffolding is delivered by the employer to the job location. 

After the setup the scaffolding is checked for safety and stability.  On occasion, during the construction period, the employer conducts inspections and maintenance of the scaffolding, if needed.  The employer dismantles the scaffolding when the construction operation is finished, and it is delivered back to the employer’s yard for storage and repair, if necessary.  This classification is applicable to interior or exterior erection.  The installation of hod hoists and construction elevators is also contemplated under this classification. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Contractors who install scaffolding as an incidental part of their construction operation are not subject to this classification.  Assign the appropriate construction classification.

  2. Installation:
    1. Outrigger scaffolding.  Refer to Code 5403 “Carpentry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Sidewalk bridge scaffolds less than one story in height.  Refer to code 9527 “Scaffolds – Sidewalk Bridges – Not Over One Story in Height – Installation, Repair or Removal – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    3. Suspended or swing scaffolding.  Refer to Code 9534 “Mobile Crane and Hoisting Service Contractors – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

School or College – All Other Employees & Drivers

Note:

Description

Code 9101 applies to non-professional employees of academic, trade or vocational institutions of learning.  This classification also includes employees engaged in the care, custody and maintenance of college or school buildings, grounds and equipment.  This would include dormitories, mess halls and recreational facilities maintained and operated by these institutions.  Security personnel are also included under this classification.  These employee’s duties generally include but are not limited to, the patrolling and monitoring of both exterior and interior school areas and the manning of school security check-in points where students may be physically or electronically searched for weapons or other contraband. 

Also contemplated under this classification are non-professional employees of day nurseries, seminaries, military schools, veterinary schools, hospital or clinics on a school campus, which are operated by the school for the purposes of training medical students, and driver training schools.

Additionally, this classification is applied to all non-professional employees of religious organizations and public libraries and museums which are operated by a municipality, village, town, county, city or state.  These employee’s duties are for the care, custody and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Professional employees of schools.  Refer to Code 8868 “School or College – Professional Employees & Clerical.”

School or College – Professional Employees & Clerical

Note:

Description

Code 8868 applies to professional employees of colleges, schools, academic, trade or vocational institutions of learning.  This classification includes professors, administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses, athletic coaches and clerical employees.  Any employees that assist these professional employees by performing similar or related duties to those in which these professionals engage are additionally assigned to this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

• After school program teachers employed by a school
• Auto driving & classroom instructors, schools & clerical
• Barber or beauty school teachers, bartender, boarding, boating school, clerical and teachers

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Day Care Centers, Child Day Care Centers and Pre-Schools.  Refer to Code 8869 “Day Care Centers – Children – Professional Employees & Clerical, Salespersons” and Code 9059 “Day Care Centers – Children – All Other Employees & Drivers.

  2. Non-Professional Employees of Colleges or Schools.  Refer to Code 9101 “School or College – All Other Employees & Drivers.”

Seed Merchant

Note:

Includes operation of seed sorting machinery.

Description

Code 8102 applies to employers that principally perform the handling and merchandising of seeds.  These seed merchants receive harvested grass, alfalfa or other field crop seeds, vegetable seeds, or flower seeds in bulk from growers. The merchandising is usually handled on a wholesale basis, but some seed merchants sell at retail and conduct store activities on the premises where they display racks of seed packets and have sacks of seeds available for sale along with other incidental articles used by residential gardeners. These store operations are included within the scope of this classification provided these employers process the seeds.

This classification is also applied to employers that perform bean sorting or handling.  This classification contemplates the receipt of peanuts in bulk from growers and the machine cleaning, grading, visual inspection, and machine sacking of the unshelled peanuts which are then stored prior to shipment to peanut vendors. Some of these employers will perform shelling operations, usually by machine.

 

Assignment By Analogy

• Grain elevator operation – concrete and steel
• Specialist contractor engaged in soil and crop inspection

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Grinding peanut hulls.  Refer to Code 2014 “Feed Mfg.”

  2. Roasting peanuts.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”

  3. Growing:
    1. Bean sprouts.  Refer to Code 0035 “Florist – Cultivating or Gardening & Drivers.”
    2. Grain feed.  Refer to Code 0006 “Farm – NOC & Drivers.”
    3. Peanuts.  Refer to Code 0031 “Vegetable, Berry or Grape Farm & Drivers.”
  4. Manufacturing of baked beans, peanut butter or peanut oil.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”

Sewage Disposal Plant Operation & Drivers

Note:

Description

Code 7580 applies to employers engaged in all operations of a sewage disposal plant that can be operated by a municipal board or commission or a private company.  The plant can dispose of sewage by a number of methods, the most common of which are plain sedimentation, chemical coagulation, biological processes and various combinations of these three.  These processes kill bacteria and speed up decomposition so that raw sewage is not dumped into waterways or incinerated.  The extension of pipelines is contemplated by this classification as well as repair and maintenance on same.

Assignment By Analogy

Soil oxidation – no digging

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Garbage collection.  Refer to Code 9403 “Garbage, Ashes or Refuse Collection & Drivers.”

  2. Garbage works.  Refer to Code 7590 “Garbage Works.”

Sewer Construction – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Includes tunneling at street crossings when not performed under air pressure. 

Separately rate permanent surface restoration.

Description

Code 6306 applies to employers engaged in sewer construction operations.  It applies to the installation of force main-type sewage work, the installation of storm sewer lines including the outfall, construction of drain concrete boxes, catch basins, manholes, laying of pipe and similar operations for storm sewer systems.  This classification also applies to all types of storm and sanitary sewer construction projects, regardless of the size of pipe and the depth below the ground surface, including all related operations, such as mechanical or hand tool trench digging, boring, hauling and laying of pipe (even large dimension pipe), making connections, masonry and concrete work, fence construction work, filling or backfilling, tunneling at street crossings etc.

Assignment By Analogy

• Concrete contractors – culverts – sewer construction
• Concrete – pipe – sewer
• Culverts – sheet metal – cutting, shaping hand brakes and assembling by soldering with little or no power press work or corrugating, welding or riveting
• Culverts – power press blanking, punching, drawing and corrugating and assembling by welding or riveting
• Municipalities – sewer – pressure including connections
• Sewer or soil lines – clay, concrete, iron or steel
• Sewer construction – including tunneling only at street crossings – not under air pressure including connections

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Tunneling:
    1. Not pneumatic.  Refer to Code 6251 “Tunneling – Not Pneumatic – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Pneumatic.  Refer to Code 6260 “Tunneling – Pneumatic – All Operations to Completion.”

Sewing Machine Mfg.

Note:

Description

Code 3561 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing commercial or household sewing machines.  These machines are manufactured by cutting aluminum and steel sheets to size and design, milling, drilling, turning, grounding, boring and tapping to finish.  Parts are then assembled by hand and with the use of welders, motors and control mechanisms are connected.  The completed sewing machines are inspected for quality assurance.

This classification also applies to repairing and rebuilding sewing machines, cutters and parts in the shop.  Shop repairs consist of disassembling the sewing machines, replacing worn or defective parts such as screws, needles, steel plates, etc., cleaning, oiling and reassembling units.  Hand tools are usually used to perform repair operations.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Electric motors for commercial sewing machines.  Includes repairing or rebuilding in shop.  Refer to Code 3643 “Electric Power or Transmission Equipment Mfg.” 
    2. Electric motors for household sewing machines.  Refer to Code 3179 “Electrical Apparatus Mfg. – NOC.”
    3. Sewing machine attachments only.  Refer to Code 3113 “Tool Mfg. – NOC – Not Drop or Machine Forged.”   

Shaft Sinking – All Operations to Completion

Note:

Cofferdam work – Includes pile driving, excavation and masonry or concrete work up to completion of the substructure only.           

Shaft sinking – Includes pile driving, excavation, concrete work or lining.

Description

Code 6252 applies to employers engaged in all operations involving shaft sinking for bridge footings, piers or foundations.  The operations involve the removal of earth from a hole with a relatively small diameter and usually from a considerable depth as compared with its diameter.  To prevent cave-ins, wooden or steel sheeting may be driven into the shaft by hand or power apparatus.  This classification contemplates these operations as well as any pile driving, and concrete work connected herewith.   This classification is also applied to specialist contractors engaged in all operations involving pneumatic caisson work for bridge or pier foundations.

Pneumatic caissons are closed casings in which air pressure is maintained equal to the pressures of water or soil on the outside.  This classification includes all employees working under air pressure, others engaged in or upon the caisson or the apparatus connected therewith as well as any pile driving, excavation, masonry or concrete work.

This classification is also applicable to specialist contractors engaged in all operations involving non-pneumatic caisson work for bridge abutment, pier and underwater foundation construction up to the completion of the subbase or sub-foundation.  This classification contemplates the driving of steel piling to the desired depth to form compartments of the required size and the removal of earth and water by clamshells or pumps.  This classification also contemplates the pouring of concrete into the shell and the removal of the piling.  Non-pneumatic caisson work in connection with dam or lock construction falls within the scope of this classification but only with respect to the construction, maintenance or removal of the caisson.  Additionally, this classification applies to specialist contractors engaged in all operations involved in non-pneumatic cofferdam work.

Assignment By Analogy

Welding under air pressure – caisson work

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Tunneling – Pneumatic or Not Pneumatic.  Refer to Code 6251 “Tunneling – All Operations to Completion.”

     

Sheet Metal Airplane Parts Mfg.

Note:

Code 3832 and Code 3830 “Airplane Mfg.” shall not be assigned to the same employer unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.

Description

Code 3832 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing sheet metal airplane parts or subassemblies for airplanes or aircraft such as wings, tabs, ailerons and cowlings that are fabricated from sheet metal.  Sheet metal is received from others and cut to size in accordance to specifications, then punched, stamped, drilled, riveted and welded to form a complete part.  Parts are spray painted or coated and baked to form a finish. The completed airplane parts are inspected, packed and ready for shipment to the employer’s customers.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Aircraft engines manufacturing only.  Refer to Code 3826 “Aircraft Engine Mfg.”

Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only

Note:

Description

Code 3066 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing a variety of sheet metal products from galvanized sheet metal or aluminum stock.  Some products are custom-made to meet the specifications of a particular job and may require installation operations.  These installation operations are not included in this sheet metal classification which applies only to shop work.

The operations contemplated under this classification consist of making sheet metal products by cutting, shaping on hand brakes and assembling by soldering.  Such employers do little or no press work or corrugating, welding or riveting.

Assignment By Analogy

Tinsmithing – gutters, leaders, roof flashings, skylights or cornices – production shops – no installation

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Contractors engaged in the installation of:
    1. Tinsmith items, such as skylights, leaders, gutters, flashings and cornices including custom shop work only for such jobs, do not qualify for Code 3066 or Code 3067 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only.”  Refer to Code 5538 “Sheet Metal Work Erection, Installation or Repair – NOC – Shop or Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.” 
    2. Ducts for ventilating, air conditioning and heating including custom shop work only for such jobs, do not qualify for Code 3066 or Code 3067 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only.”  Refer to Code 5536 “Air Conditioning and Heating Duct Work – Shop and Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”  
  2. Manufacturing:
    1. Sheet metal products for operations such as power press blanking, punching, drawing and corrugating with assembly by welding or riveting.  Refer to Code 3067 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only.” 
    2. Fireproof equipment.  Refer to Code 3076 “Fireproof Equipment Mfg.” 

Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only

Note:

Description

Code 3067 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing a variety of sheet metal products from galvanized sheet metal or aluminum stock.  Some products are custom-made to meet the specifications of a particular job and may require installation operations.  These installation operations are not included in this sheet metal classification which applies only to shop work.  

The operations contemplated under this classification consist of making sheet metal products by operations such as power press blanking, punching, drawing and corrugating with assembling by welding or riveting. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Contractors engaged in the installation of:
    1. Tinsmith items, such as skylights, leaders, gutters, flashings and cornices including custom shop work only for such jobs, do not qualify for Code 3066 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only” or Code 3067.  Refer to Code 5538 “Sheet Metal Work Erection, Installation or Repair – NOC – Shop or Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”  
    2. Ducts for ventilating, air conditioning and heating including custom shop work only for such jobs, do not qualify for Code 3066 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only” or Code 3067.  Refer to Code 5536 “Air Conditioning and Heating Duct Work – Shop and Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”     
  2. Manufacturing:
    1. Sheet metal products for operations such as power press blanking, punching, drawing and corrugating with assembly by welding or riveting.  Refer to Code 3066 “Sheet Metal Work – Shop Only.” 
    2. Fireproof equipment.  Refer to Code 3076 “Fireproof Equipment Mfg.”  

Sheet Metal Work Erection, Installation or Repair – NOC – Shop or Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Not available for division of payroll at the same job or location to which Code 5536 “Air Conditioning and Heating Duct Work – Shop and Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”           

Description

Code 5538 applies to employers engaged in installing sheet metal products such as gutters, leaders, skylights, cornices and flashings, as well as the custom manufacturing of these items, provided that the employer also installs these items.  These sheet metal items may be fabricated in-shop or at the customer’s premises.  The sheet metal used may be aluminum, galvanized metals, steel, tin or copper.  Various gauges of these metals are used.  The shop will utilize machinery such as circular shears, brakes, crimpers, radial arm saws, bending machines, punches or riveters. 

Also contemplated under this classification are gutters and drains that are attached to residential and commercial type structures for the purpose of catching and releasing rainwater.  Gutters are fabricated from sheet metal, which is cut, bent to shape and holes drilled if necessary.  The sections are secured together with nuts and bolts.  A downspout is attached to the end of a gutter and releases the water down to a splash block on the ground.

This classification also includes other sheet metal products manufactured and installed such as louvers, restaurant equipment, etc.  Some of these products are custom fabricated, however, they are made from sheet stock using the same machinery and installation techniques.

Assignment By Analogy

Cooling tower water tanks – sheet metal
 

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Installation:
    1. Sheet metal – duct type HVAC systems.  Refer to Code 5536 “Air Conditioning and Heating Duct Work – Shop and Outside – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    2. Sheet metal on roofs sloped 10 degrees or more.  Refer to Code 5545 “Roofing – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

Ship Cleaning or Allied Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only

Note:

Description

Code 6885 applies to employers engaged in ship cleaning or allied operations covered under the State Act Only.  This classification includes cleaning aboard vessels consisting of ships’ holds or bilges, cleaning cargo, fuel oil or water tanks including removal of gas or sludge, removing dunnage or rubbish, cleaning areas after repair work.  This classification includes cleaning decks, engine rooms and lifeboats.  Clean water, cleaning solutions as well as manual and power cleaning equipment or machines may be used in the cleaning process.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Cleaning:
    1. And scaling ship boilers.  Refer to Code 3726 “Boiler Installation or Repair – Steam – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Ship cabins, quarters or companionways – by a specialist contractor.  Refer to Code 9030 “Building Service Contractor.”
    3. Cleaning – coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6875F “Ship Cleaning or Allied Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
  2. Ship conversion or repair:
    1. Coverage under State Act.  Refer to Code 6882 “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
    2. Coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6872F “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
  3.  Ship painting and scaling – hull, interior cabins and superstructure:
    1. Coverage under State Act.  Refer to Code 6884 “Painting – Ship Hulls – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
    2. Coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6874F “Painting – Ship Hulls – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

Ship Cleaning or Allied Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act

Note:

Description

Code 6875F applies to employers engaged in ship cleaning or allied operations covered under the U.S. Act.  This classification includes cleaning aboard vessels consisting of ships’ holds or bilges, cleaning cargo, fuel oil or water tanks including removal of gas or sludge, removing dunnage or rubbish, cleaning areas after repair work.  This classification also includes cleaning decks, engine rooms and lifeboats.  Clean water, cleaning solutions as well as manual and power cleaning equipment or machines may be used in the cleaning process.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Cleaning:
    1. And scaling ship boilers.  Refer to Code 3726 “Boiler Installation or Repair – Steam – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Ship cabins, quarters or companionways – by a specialist contractor.  Refer to Code 9030 “Building Service Contractor.”
    3. Cleaning – coverage under State Act.  Refer to Code 6885 “Ship Cleaning or Allied Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
  2. Ship conversion or repair:
    1. Coverage under State Act.  Refer to Code 6882 “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
    2. Coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6872F “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
  3. Ship painting and scaling – hull, interior cabins and superstructure:
    1. Coverage under State Act.  Refer to Code 6884 “Painting – Ship Hulls – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
    2. Coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6874F “Painting – Ship Hulls – Coverage Under U.S. Act.

Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only

Note:

Refer to Rule XI – U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act of this Manual for rate basis.

Description

Code 6882 applies to employers engaged in general and various types of ship cleaning, repairing or conversion on vessels that exceed 150 feet in length.  Applies to dockside shop or yard operations as well as the operation of dry docks and marine railways.

To qualify for this classification, an employer must perform two or more operations that would ordinarily be separately classified.  For example, employers that perform electrical wiring or plumbing work are assignable to Code 5190 “Electrical Wiring – Within Buildings – All Operations to Completion & Drivers” and 5183 “Plumbing – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”  In the case where these two operations are performed in connection with ship repair or conversion, Code 6882 is applicable and not the individual contracting classifications.    

Work performed on ships by specialty contractors shall be assigned to the classification describing the operations performed.

Assignment By Analogy

• Construction of floating wood or metal dry docks
• Marine railway operations
• Ship or barge cleaning
• Masts and spars-aluminum, iron, steel or wood

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Ship cleaning, repair or conversion under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 6872F “Ship Repair or Conversion – All operations & Drivers – Coverage U.S. Act.”

  2. Repair of vessels not exceeding 150 feet in length.  Refer to Code 6824F “Boat Building or Repair & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act

Note:

Refer to Rule XI — U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act of this Manual for rate basis.

Description

Code 6872F applies to employers engaged in general and various types of ship cleaning, repairing or conversion on vessels that exceed 150 feet in length.  Applies to dockside shop or yard operations as well as the operation of dry docks and marine railways.

To qualify for this classification, an employer must perform two or more operations that would ordinarily be separately classified. For example, employers that perform electrical wiring or plumbing work are assignable to Code 5190 “Electrical Wiring – Within Buildings – All Operations to Completion & Drivers” and Code 5183 “Plumbing – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.” In the case where these two operations are performed in connection with ship repair or conversion, Code 6872F is applicable and not the individual contracting classifications.    

Work performed on ships by specialty contractors shall be assigned to the classification describing the operations performed.

Assignment By Analogy

• Construction of floating wood or metal dry docks
• Marine railway operations
• Ship or barge cleaning
• Masts and spars-aluminum, iron, steel or wood

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Ship cleaning, repair or conversion under State Act.  Refer to Code 6882 “Ship Repair or Conversion – All operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

  2. Repair of vessels not exceeding 150 feet in length.  Refer to Code 6824F “Boat Building or Repair & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

 

Shipbuilding – Iron or Steel – NOC & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only

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Includes fabrication or assembling of ship plates or frames, all yard operations and shops directly connected with the construction of hulls.  Subject to the rules for division of payroll, the following classifications and no others are available for use in connection with Code 6854 and Code 6843F “Shipbuilding – Iron or Steel – NOC & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

Description

This classification applies to employers engaged in construction of iron or steel commercial vessels regardless of type or size such as but not limited to tugs, scows, lighters, barges and launches.

This classification has been assigned to the fabrication of floating oil drilling platforms and to the construction of floating dry docks when iron or steel is the principal material used in their construction.  This classification has been assigned to risks contracting solely in the laying of ship keels.

Assignment By Analogy

• Freighters, passenger vessels and tankers – iron or steel
• Naval vessels – including battleships, carriers, cruisers and submarines
• Submarine testing

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Boatbuilding or repair.  Refer to Code 6824F “Boat Building or Repair & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

  2. Boatbuilding – Wood.  Refer to Code 6801F “Boat Building – NOC – Wood & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

  3. Ship repair conversion.  Refer to Code 6882 “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

Shipbuilding – Iron or Steel – NOC & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act

Note:

Includes fabrication or assembling of ship plates or frames, all yard operations and shops directly connected with the construction of hulls. 

Subject to the rules for division of payroll, the following classifications and no others are available for use in connection with Code 6843F and Code 6854 “Shipbuilding – Iron or Steel – NOC & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”   

Description

Code 6843F applies to employers engaged in construction of iron or steel commercial vessels regardless of type of size such as, but not limited to, tugs, scows, lighters, barges and launches.

This classification includes the fabrication of floating oil drilling platforms and to the construction of floating dry docks when iron or steel is the principal material used in their construction.  This classification is also assigned to risks contracting solely in the laying of ship keels.

Assignment By Analogy

• Naval vessels – including battleships, carriers, cruisers and submarines
• Submarine testing

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Boatbuilding:
    1. Wood.  Refer to Code 6801F “Boat Building – NOC – Wood & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
    2. Or repair.  Refer to Code 6824F “Boat Building or Repair & Drivers – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
  2. Ship repair conversion.  Refer to Code 6882 “Ship Repair or Conversion – All Operations & Drivers – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

 

Shoe Repair Shop

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Description

Code 9585 applies to employers engaged in operating shoe repair shops and shoe shine parlors.  Damaged or worn shoes are received from customers to be repaired.  Repairs involve replacing shoe soles, heels and lifts.  After repairs are done, shoes may be polished and returned to the customers.  These shops will also dye shoes for customers and repair holes in shoes.   Shoe shine parlors are also subject to this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

Hat cleaning establishment

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Boot or shoe.  Refer to Code 2660 “Boot or Shoe Mfg. – NOC”
    2. Shoe polish.  Refer to Code 4597 “Paste, Ink (Writing) or Mucilage Mfg.”

Showroom Salespersons

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Description

Code 8747 applies to salespersons whose duties are limited to selling exclusively from product displays, samples, sample boards, books or catalogs at the employer’s display showroom or salesroom locations.

To qualify for this classification no merchandise is manufactured, handled or shipped from the same location.  Merchandise sold at the display showroom or salesroom is shipped directly to the customer by the manufacturer, a stocking distributor, unrelated contractors, or a central warehouse at a separate location. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Display showrooms or salesrooms locations where the employer maintains inventory, and receives, warehouses, ships or delivers the merchandise sold.  Assign the appropriate wholesale or retail store classification. 

  2. Display showrooms or salesrooms locations where the employer is manufacturing samples or merchandise.  Assign the appropriate manufacturing classification.

Sign Erection or Repair – Away From Shop – Not Outdoor Advertising Companies – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

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Description

Code 9552 applies to employers engaged in installation or repair of pole signs, tower signs, monument signs, street signs, and signs not affixed directly to building surfaces at a customer’s premises or another designated site. 

This classification also includes electrical wiring activities of the sign connection with the sign installation.  Sign repair involves using hand tools to replace worn and damaged parts.  Other types of repairs include tightening bolts and screws, spot painting, removing and stripping old lettering, surface sanding and repainting, adding new lettering and changing light bulbs.  Upon completion of the installation and/or repairs, signs are inspected.

Assignment By Analogy

Electric signs – including repair – outdoor

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Bill posting.  Refer to Code 9545 “Bill Posting – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  2. Advertising company engaged in sign painting or lettering on the exterior of buildings or other structures or erecting and maintaining of outdoor advertising on billboards by advertising companies.  Refer to Code 9549 “Advertising Co. – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

Sign Mfg. or Repair – Metal – Shop Only

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Description

Code 3064 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing signs, lettering and nameplates made of metal or housed in metal.  Manufacturing these signs varies depending on its purpose, location (outdoors vs. indoors) and the need for illumination, visibility or other purpose.  For the manufacturing of illuminated signs, aluminum sheets are cut to size, bent, pierced and joined with pop rivets and/or screws to form the metal cabinet signs.  Ballasts, sockets and wire are purchased from outside sources and installed.  The letters can be cut from plexiglass sheets and glued to plexiglass sheets to form the face of the signs.  These are then set into the metal sign cabinets. 

Assignment By Analogy

Road markers

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Plastic or vinyl signs:
      1. Compression or injection molded.  Refer to Code 4475 “Plastics Mfg. – Molded Products – NOC.”
      2. Assembling and finishing.  Refer to Code 4476 “Plastics Mfg. – Molded Products – NOC – Assembling and Subsequent Finishing Only.”
      3. Fabricated from sheets, rods, or tubes.  Pouring, casting, vacuum forming.  Refer to Code 4452 “Plastics Mfg. – Fabricated Products – NOC.”
    2. Glass neon signs or glass neon tubes for other sign manufacturers, including glass blowing, forming neon tubes and gas filling.  Refer to Code 4112 “Incandescent Lamp Mfg.”   
    3. Wooden signs.  Refer to Code 2841 “Woodenware Mfg. – NOC.”  
    4. Wired digital sign fabrication of the television, LCD or plasma screen type.  Refer to Code 3681 “Television, Radio, Telephone or Telecommunication Device Mfg. – NOC.”
  2. Installation or repair of signs away from shop – outdoor.  Refer to Code 9552 “Sign Erection or Repair – Away From Shop – Not Outdoor Advertising Companies – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

 

Sign Painting or Lettering on Buildings or Structures – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Code 9553, Code 9549 “Advertising Co. – All Operations to Completion & Drivers” or Code 9552 “Sign Erection or Repair – Away From Shop – Not Outdoor Advertising Companies – All Operations to Completion & Drivers” shall not be assigned to the same job or location.

Includes shop operations.

Description

Code 9553 applies to employers engaged in painting or lettering of signs on the outside of buildings or structures.  Customers’ walls or billboards are prepared by scraping and cleaning any old advertisement or residue.  If needed, the employer sets up scaffolding or ladders.  After the setup, the employer outlines the artwork onto the building wall or billboard by hand.  Using a variety of paint, the employer produces the advertising signs, company names or trademark or mural.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Painting:
    1. Murals inside buildings.  Refer to Code 5474 “Painting or Decorating – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    2. Sign or lettering on outside a building by an advertising company.  Refer to Code 9549 “Advertising Co. – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    3. Sign or lettering inside of a building – office doors.  Refer to Code 9501 “Painting – Shop Only & Drivers.”
  2. Installation of signs not by advertising company.  Refer to Code 9552 “Sign Erection or Repair – Away From Shop – Not Outdoor Advertising Companies – All Operations to Completion & Drivers."

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Description

Code 2302 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing silk thread or yarn.  Fiber materials are combined by winding or rewinding, twisting, reeling, weaving or looping on looms to form products which may be sold in the form of cones or skeins.  Other operations include shoddy manufacturing which pertains to the reduction of rags or mill waste to their original fiber form by sorting, carbonizing, baking, dusting, washing, garneting and baling.

Employers may also process cotton by shredding, picking, dusting or trimming to make wadding or packaging content used for toy stuffing, furniture upholstery, automobile tops or crate padding.

Wool separation where rags are soaked in chemical solutions to reclaim cotton is also included under this classification.  Subsequent operations may include drying, washing to remove remaining chemicals, and drying again. 

This classification also includes manufacturing carpet or rugs from jute or hemp fiber by braiding or twisting fibers together.
 
Examples such as synthetic, foam rubber or cellulose type products including sponges, mop heads, nets, powder puffs, sisal pads, tennis racket string, cloth labels, silk ribbons or tape, clothes line rope, pipe insulation covering, and fiberglass fabric manufacturing are also included under this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

• Cord, rope or twine manufacturing – cotton, linen, silk or wool – including synthetic fibers
• Treating, twisting or braiding rope or hair

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Felt or felt like material. Code 2288 “Felt Mfg.”
    2. Lace. Refer to Code 2388 “Embroidery Mfg.”
    3. Pyroxylin. Refer to Code 4828 “Chemical Blending or Mixing – NOC – All Operations & Drivers,” and Code 4829 “Chemical Mfg. – NOC – All Operations & Drivers.”
    4. Webbing other than jute. Refer to Code 2600 “Fur Mfg. – Preparing Skins.”
  2. Combing or scouring wool. Refer to Code 2600 “Fur Mfg. – Preparing Skins.”

  3. Textile, thread or lace dyeing and finishing performed by specialist contractor. Refer to Code 2413 “Textile – Bleaching, Dyeing, Mercerizing, Finishing.”

Silverware Mfg.

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Description

Code 3381 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing products such as silver or silver-plated flat and hollowware, picture frames, ornaments and novelties that are made from silver or other metals such as white metal.  Silver and white metal are received from others in sheet form and stamped or cut to size, spun and trimmed.  Items may be plated with the use of plating solutions.  Finishing operations involve buffing and polishing of the fabricated items.

Manufacturing automobile wheels made of metal is also included under the scope of this classification. 

This classification also applies to manufacturing watch cases including wristwatch cases.  

Assignment By Analogy

• Cigarette or cigar lighters no manufacturing of parts – assembling from purchased parts only      
• Picture frames or frames– metal – cutting and soldering light gauge metal molding strips

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Watch manufacturing.  Refer to Code 3385 “Clock Mfg.”

Smelting – Electric Process

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Description

Code 1439 applies to employers engaged in refining ferrous and non-ferrous metals either from raw ores, ores that have been milled or from scrap metals, coke, coal, quartz, limestone, silica bearing sand, bauxite, corundum, carbon, zirconium, and other materials, and manufacturing of carborundum, artificial carbon or graphite, using the electric process.  Electric furnaces can exceed 3000E.  This classification includes preparation, the fusion of the raw materials at these extremely high temperatures as well as any subsequent processing by machining, crushing grinding, pulverizing or other sizing the product may require. 

Raw materials can be crushed or otherwise processed, fed into an electric furnace and melted down.  Molten material can be poured into ingots, cooled and processed further by grinding and mixing with other ingredients before reheating.  Raw materials can also be placed in a trench mold lined with fire brick and an electrode at each end.  The current passes through the mold and fuses the material within.  Any other processing required to produce an end product can also be performed. 

Assignment By Analogy

Abrasives - calcium carbide and silicon carbide

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Coke.  Refer to Code 1470 “Alcohol Mfg. – Wood & Drivers.”
    2. Graphite – not artificial.  Refer to Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers.”
    3. Solder:
      1. In paste and flux form.  Refer to Code 4597 “Paste, Ink (Writing) or Mucilage Mfg.”
      2. In bars that are melted and poured.  Refer to Code 3085 “Foundry – Non-Ferrous.”
      3. In wire form, extruded by hydraulic press.  Refer to Code 1925 “Die Casting Mfg.”
  2. Blast furnace operations:
    1. Involving smelting, sintering or refining metals other than lead or iron.  Refer to Code 1438 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining – NOC – Metals – Not Iron or Lead & Drivers.”
    2. Involving smelting, sintering or refining lead or iron.  Refer to Code 1430 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers.”
  3. Ore milling by crushing, concentration or amalgamation.  Refer to Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers.”     
  4. Reclaiming lead in the process of smelting, sintering or refining metals in any form or quantity.  Refer to Code 1430 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers.”       
  5. Steel making in electric or open-hearth furnaces and the Bessemer or crucible process.  Refer to Code 3004 “Iron or Steel Mfg. – Steelmaking & Drivers.”

Smelting, Sintering or Refining – NOC – Metals – Not Iron or Lead & Drivers

Note:

Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers,” Code 1430 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers,” and Code 1438 shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.

        

Description

Code 1438 applies to employers engaged in extraction of non-ferrous metal from ore or ore concentrates.  This normally begins with the receiving and stockpiling of ore followed by crushing, washing and screening.  There may be various steps of milling, concentration or amalgamation preparatory to the sintering of the ore.  The sintering is undertaken in rotary kilns or other types of furnaces.  This may be followed by crushing the sintered ore preparatory to the actual smelting or reduction process.  The molten metal that results is then cast into ingots.  In many cases, small amount of impurities may be removed by further refining in a furnace.  Modern technology involves refinements in the basic extraction of metals.  For example, acid or caustic leaching are common in the extraction of metals such as aluminum or uranium while other metals such as copper or manganese may involve electrolysis as a part of the process.  These variations are considered to be within the scope of this classification. 

This classification additionally contemplates porcelain frit or steel grit manufacturing.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Coke.  Refer to Code 1470 “Alcohol Mfg. – Wood & Drivers.”
    2. Solder:
      1. In paste and flux form.  Refer to Code 4597 “Paste, Ink (Writing) or Mucilage Mfg.”
      2. In bars that are melted and poured.  Refer to Code 3085 “Foundry – Non-Ferrous.”
      3. In wire form, extruded by hydraulic press.  Refer to Code 1925 “Die Casting Mfg.”
  2. Furnace erection.  Refer to Code 5057 “Iron or Steel Erection – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”

  3. Mining.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers” or Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”

  4. Ore milling by crushing, concentration or amalgamation.  Refer to Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers.”     

  5. Quarrying.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”

  6. Reclaiming lead in the process of smelting, sintering or refining etals in any form or quantity.  Refer to Code 1430 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers.”

  7. Slag excavation and crushing.  Refer to Code 4000 “Sand or Gravel Digging & Drivers.”

  8. Smelting by an electric process (no blast furnace) to produce carborundum, artificial carbon or graphite, (using coke and other ingredients), or other electric furnace products.  Refer to Code 1439 “Smelting – Electric Process.”

  9. Smelting, sintering or refining lead.  Refer to Code 1430 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers.”

  10. Steel making in electric or open-hearth furnaces and the Bessemer or crucible process.  Refer to Code 3004 “Iron or Steel Mfg. – Steelmaking & Drivers.”

Smelting, Sintering or Refining Lead & Drivers

Note:

Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers”, Code 1430 and Code 1438 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining – NOC – Metals – Not Iron or Lead & Drivers” shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.

Description

Code 1430 applies to employers engaged in refining lead ores, lead manufacturing including red or white lead, and reclaiming used lead from items such as batteries, cables, or pipes.

Assignment By Analogy

Lead compound manufacturing

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1.  Manufacturing:

    1. Coke.  Refer to Code 1470 “Alcohol Mfg. – Wood & Drivers.”
    2. Lead sheets, pipe or shot from cast refined lead.  Refer to Code 3027 “Rolling Mill – NOC & Drivers.”
    3. Solder:
      1. In paste and flux form.  Refer to Code 4597 “Paste, Ink (Writing) or Mucilage Mfg.”
      2. In bars that are melted and poured.  Refer to Code 3085 “Foundry – Non-Ferrous.”
      3. In wire form, extruded by hydraulic press.  Refer to Code 1925 “Die Casting Mfg.”
  2. Furnace erection.  Refer to Code 5057 “Iron or Steel Erection – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”

  3. Mining.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers” or Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”

  4. Ore milling by crushing, concentration or amalgamation.  Refer to Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers.”

  5. Smelting by an electric process (no blast furnace) to produce carborundum, artificial carbon, graphite, or other electric furnace products.  Refer to Code 1439 “Smelting – Electric Process.” 

  6. Smelting, sintering or refining metals other than lead or iron.  Refer to Code 1438 “Smelting, Sintering or Refining – NOC – Metals – Not Iron or Lead & Drivers.

 

Soap or Synthetic Detergent Mfg.

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Description

Code 4720 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing bar soap, granulated, powdered, and sprayed soaps, soap chips and flakes, liquid soaps and synthetic detergents which have characteristics and end-uses similar to soap.  Materials such as animal fats, coconut or other vegetable oils; alkalis such as soda ash, caustic soda, lye, boric acid; abrasives such as feldspar; inert catalysts such as zinc oxide; diluents such as sodium sulfate; builders such as sodium pyrophosphate; and perfume are used to make the soaps.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Disinfectants and germicides blending or mixing – exclusively.  Refer to Code 4828 “Chemical Blending or Mixing – NOC – All Operations & Drivers.”
    2. Disinfectants and germicides chemical manufacturing processes.  Refer to Code 4829 “Chemical Mfg. – NOC – All Operations & Drivers.” 
  2. Soaps or detergents – bottling only – no manufacturing.  Refer to Code 4628 "Extract Mfg."

Social Case Workers – Traveling

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This classification applies when any portion of an employee’s time is spent in the field performing duties of a case worker, counselor, advocate for medical or social related services or other similar functions whether performed by social service agencies or similar organizations.

No medical, rehabilitation or other related services provided.

Description

Code 8857 applies to an establishment providing health care services for individuals or families in their residences, nursing homes, hospitals or schools.

Assignment By Analogy

• Adoption agencies – outside case workers
• Child guidance consultants counseling away from office
• Counseling – social work, marriage counseling, field work – traveling
• Healthcare services – medical & social case workers
• Referral services – medical or social – traveling
• Social welfare workers – field work

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Health care services:
    1. Providing medical or other professional services for individuals or families in their residences, nursing homes, hospitals or schools.  Refer to Code 8854 “Health Care Services – Medical or Other Professional Services – Traveling.” 
    2. Aiding with daily living skills for individuals or families in their residences, nursing homes, hospitals or schools.  Refer to Code 9051 “Health Care Services – Daily Living Skills Services – Traveling.”  
  2. Case workers – medical and social, referral services, counselors – inside work only.  Refer to Code 8810 “Clerical Office Employees – NOC.”

  3. Counselors employed by schools.  Refer to code 8868 “School or College – Professional Employees & Clerical.”

Sporting Goods Mfg. – NOC

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Description

Code 4902 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing various types of sporting goods that are Not Otherwise Classified (NOC).  This classification contemplates the manufacturing of baseballs, golf clubs, golf balls, fishing reels, rods and tackle, artificial fishing bait, lures or spoons, helmets, horse tacks, archery equipment and supplies, tennis rackets – no string manufacturing, harnesses or saddles, and whips.  There are different manufacturing and assembling processes that are performed under this classification which vary depending on the type of sporting goods product that is being manufactured and the process specifically undertaken by each individual employer.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Baseball bat:
      1. Metal.  Refer to Code 3076 “Fireproof Equipment Mfg.”
      2. Wood.  Refer to Code 2841 “Woodenware Mfg. – NOC.”
    2. Basketball backstop:
      1. Fiberglass.  Refer to Code 4452 “Plastics Mfg. – Fabricated Products – NOC.”
      2. Metal.  Refer to Code 3076 “Fireproof Equipment Mfg.”
      3. Wood.  Refer to Code 2802 “Carpentry – Shop Only & Drivers.”
  2. Billiard hall operations.  Refer to Code 9089 “Billiard Hall.”

Sports Related Entertainment Facilities

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Description

Code 9093 applies to employers engaged in operating bowling lanes, roller and ice skating rinks, enterprises involving throwing balls or darts at various targets, miniature golf, batting cages, golf driving ranges, laser tag, paintball, archery ranges, shooting galleries (using air rifles only), public tennis courts, bocce ball and ping pong parlors.

It is common for entertainment facilities as such to operate a nursery for their customers’ children.  When this service is provided as an accommodation for patrons of the above types of sports related entertainment facilities, it is inclusive under this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

Table tennis parlor

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Bar, dance club, lounge, nightclub or tavern.  Refer to Code 9074 “Bar, Dance Club, Lounge, Nightclub or Tavern – Including Entertainers and/or Musicians.”

  2. Restaurant:
    1. Fast food.  Refer to Code 9072 “Restaurant – Fast Food & Drivers.”
    2. Full service.  Refer to Code 9071 “Restaurant – Full-Service – Including Entertainers and/or Musicians.”
Note:

Shall not be assigned to an employer engaged in operations described by another classification unless the operations subject to Code 4251 are conducted as a separate and distinct business.

Description

Code 4251 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing stationery such as loose-leaf type binders, paper labels, desk pads (blotters), coin wrappers and currency straps, envelopes and other products shown below. Raw materials include cardboard, binders’ cloth, leather or imitation leather, canvas, paper, glue, paste, gold leaf, printing and ruling ink, standard loose-leaf metal parts such as rings, posts, screws, hinges and slides. For binders, cardboard is cut to size and covered with leather, imitation leather, cloth or paper by gluing, pasting and some sewing is performed. Covers are reinforced at points subject to the greatest wear by stripping and may be embossed in ink or gold leaf. The metal fittings are then attached to complete the binders.

Fillers for binders and other stationery products are manufactured from paper that is cut to size on manual or power cutters. Special shapes are made on blanking machines with the aid of cutting dies. The operations are generally automatic and include ruling, printing, folding, gluing, trimming, perforating, punching and rounding of corners.

This classification also applies to the manufacturing of carbon paper and typewriter ribbon.

This classification also applies to employers engaged in the manufacturing of greeting cards. Manufacturers of greeting cards engage in operations such as lithographing, printing, cutting, stripping, folding, pasting, attaching decorations, novelties, and ribbons, sorting, examining, collating, counting, boxing, packing and shipping.

This classification also applies to the manufacturing of sample cards, sample display books or swatches. Textile fabrics or other materials may be placed in the cards or books to be used by businesses to illustrate in sample form the type of textile fabric, vinyl, leather, etc., styles and colors that their products are available in. The process may include cutting, gluing, stapling, stitching or labeling.

Assignment By Analogy

Ink color chart manufacturing

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:

    1. Loose-leaf hardware, metal rings, post, screws, separators or fittings. Refer to Code 3146 “Hardware Mfg. – NOC.”
    2. Paper goods such as paper cups, napkins or plates. Refer to Code 4279 “Paper Goods Mfg. – NOC.”

    3. Paper. Refer to Code 4239 “Paper Mfg.”
  2. Printing operations performed by others. Refer to Code 4299 “Printing.”

  3. Bookbinding operations performed by others. Refer to code 4307 “Bookbinding.”

Steamship Line or Agency – Port Employees – Superintendents, Captains, Engineers, Stewards or Their Assistants, Pay Clerks

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Description

Code 8726F applies to port employees such as superintendents, captains, engineers, stewards or their assistants and pay clerks of a steamship line or agency.  The responsibility of the port superintendent is to oversee the containers that are on the vessel or on the docks that are awaiting loading and transport.  It is the responsibility of the port captain to oversee the deck work aboard the vessel.  The vessel engines are maintained and repaired by the port engineers.  The commissary on the vessel is supervised by the stewards.  The pay clerk’s responsibility is to keep a time log of daily employees’ hours worked at the pier or aboard the vessel. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Inspectors, samplers, or weighers of merchandise on vessels or docks or railway stations or warehouses – Coverage Under U.S. Act Only; Steamship line or agency – port employees – talliers, checking clerks and employees engaged in mending or repacking of damaged containers – Coverage Under U.S. Act Only; Stevedoring – Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – Coverage Under U.S. Act Only.  Refer to Code 8709 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

  2. Inspectors, samplers, or weighers of merchandise on vessels or docks or railway stations or warehouses – Coverage Under State Act Only; Steamship line or agency – port employees – talliers, checking clerks and employees engaged in mending or repacking of damaged containers – Coverage Under State Act Only; Stevedoring – Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – Coverage Under State Act Only.  Refer to Code 8719 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

  3. Freight handlers – on piers or in terminals or areas adjoining piers.  Refer to code 7366F “Freight Handlers – On Piers or in Terminals or Areas Adjoining Piers.”

  4. Freight handling – packing, handling or shipping explosives or ammunition – under contract.  Refer to Code 7367 “Freight Handlers – NOC.”

Stevedoring – By Hand or Hand Trucks – Exclusively

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Includes the incidental use of power-driven escalators or conveyors, or operation of tractors and trailers through side ports.  No use of hoisting equipment.  Code 7317F shall not be assigned to the same risk in connection with a single vessel.

Description

Code 7317F applies to employers engaged in stevedoring operations performed by hand or hand trucks.  It includes the incidental use of power-driven escalators, conveyors, and forklifts.

Stevedoring for workers compensation classification purposes contemplates any or all of the following operations when conducted by employees who are not members of the crews of vessels:

  1. Loading or unloading, stowing, shifting or trimming of cargo, supplies, and materials on board vessels.  (Trimming refers to balancing a ship by shifting cargo.)
  2. Transfer of cargo supplies and materials between vessels and piers and vice versa, regardless of the necessity of work on board vessels by employees of the employer.
  3. Transfer between stringpiece and point of deposit on dock and adjacent warehouses including tiering, sorting and breaking down.  (A stringpiece is timber lying along the top of piles, forming a dock front or timber pier.)
  4. Operation of all mechanical equipment, including dock tractors, in connection with the above.

This classification additionally contemplates the loading or unloading of grain, cement, or other bulk pulverized materials or liquefied products when done by blower or suction tubes or pipe and hose conveyor systems.

When separate crews of employees place cargo at or move it from the point of deposit and perform tiering, sorting, and breaking down operations as well as loading or unloading railroad cars or trucks, such separate crews would be assigned to the appropriate freight handling and trucking classifications provided they do not engage in any stevedoring operations and separate payroll records are maintained.

In the event stevedoring by hand or hand trucks and stevedoring by use of hoisting equipment are performed in connection with the loading or unloading of a single vessel, the entire operation must be classified to either Code 7309F “Stevedoring — NOC” or, if the operation involves containerized freight, to Code 7327F “Stevedoring – Containerized Freight & Drivers.”

When an employer is classified to this classification, employees engaged in the storage, maintenance, or repair of nets, slings, forklift trucks, or other equipment utilized by stevedoring concerns are also assigned to this classification, even if such operations are conducted at a separate location.  Code 7317F is additionally applicable to employees of Code 7317F employers that handle shore lines to moor or unmoor vessels.

Stevedoring operations are also considered general exclusions.  This means that unless stevedoring operations are specifically included in the wording of the basic classification applicable to a business, stevedoring operations are separately classified.  This situation may occur when an employer such as a manufacturer, lumberyard or fuel dealer is located on navigable waters.  Such employers may load their products on ships or unload raw materials or finished products from ships.  In many instances this work is done at irregular periods by employees normally engaged in plant operations.  Payroll expended for such loading or unloading on navigable waters should be assigned to the appropriate stevedoring classification.

Driving automobiles on or off vessels is additionally contemplated by this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

• Cargo loading or unloading – by hand – explosives
• Piers – baggage handling – for ship passengers
• Concrete – marine – no pile driving

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Hoisting devices – when hoisting devices such as cranes are used on other than on an incidental basis.  Refer to Code 7309F “Stevedoring – NOC.”

Stevedoring – Containerized Freight & Drivers

Note:

Applies to ships designed to freight carrying containers.  No work in holds.  Code 7327F shall not be assigned to the same risk in connection with single vessel.     

Description

Code 7327F applies to employers engaged in stevedoring operations involving containerized cargo.  Stevedoring for workers compensation classification purposes contemplates any or all of the following operations when conducted by employees who are not members of the crews of vessels:

  1. Loading or unloading, stowing, shifting or trimming of cargo, supplies, and materials on board vessels.  (Trimming refers to balancing a ship by shifting cargo.)
  2. Transfer of cargo, supplies, and materials between vessels and piers and vice versa, regardless of the necessity of work on board vessels by employees of the employer.
  3. Transfer between stringpiece and point of deposit on dock and adjacent warehouses including tiering, sorting, and breaking down.  (A stringpiece is timber lying along the top of piles, forming a dock front or timber pier.)
  4. Operation of all mechanical equipment, including dock tractors, in connection with the above.

This classification operations contemplate the use of gantry cranes, which are usually part of each vessel’s gear.  The cranes are moved over the dock and lowered to attach the crane’s lugs mechanically to the individual containers which have been brought to the dock by trailer chassis.  The containers are individually lifted by crane and positioned above a vessel’s general deck area or specific cells on the vessel.  Each container is then lowered to its final position and automatically locked into place and released by the crane.  The reverse procedure is followed in removing individual containers from vessels.  These operations are performed with the assistance of signalmen located on the bridge of the vessels, and deck stevedores, whose work is confined to swinging away the lugs used to open or close the cells and fastening or unfastening containers on the decks.

Dock stevedores guide the trailer trucks to the appropriate spot under the cranes, release the containers from the chassis by unlocking simple lugs, lock on the replacement containers, and signal the trailers on their way.  This classification contemplates drivers other than those engaged in over-the-road trucking, which is classified to the appropriate trucking classification.

When an employer is classified to this classification, employees engaged in the storage, maintenance, or repair of nets, slings, forklift trucks, or other equipment utilized by stevedoring concerns are also assigned to this classification, even if such operations are conducted at a separate location.  Code 7327F is additionally applicable to employees of Code 7327F employers who handle shore lines to moor or unmoor vessels.

 
Stevedoring operations are also considered general exclusions.  This means that unless stevedoring operations are specifically included in the wording of the basic classification applicable to a business, stevedoring operations are separately classified.  This situation may occur when an employer such as a manufacturer, lumberyard, or fuel dealer is located on navigable waters.  Such employers may load their products on ships or unload raw materials or finished products from ships.  In many instances this work is done at irregular periods by employees normally engaged in plant operations.  Payroll expended for such loading or unloading on navigable waters should be assigned to the appropriate stevedoring classification.

Assignment By Analogy

Cargo loading or unloading – containerized

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Stevedoring:
    1. By hand or hand trucks exclusively.  Refer to Code 7317F “Stevedoring – By Hand or Hand Trucks – Exclusively.”
    2. Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 8709F “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
    3. Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – coverage under State Act only.  Refer to Code 8719 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under State Act Only.”
  2. Over-the-road trucking operations.  Refer to Code 7219 “Trucking – NOC – All Employees & Drivers.”

Stevedoring – NOC

Note:

When policies are issued covering both classifications, Code 7317F “Stevedoring – By Hand or Hand Trucks – Exclusively” and Code 7309F, no division of payroll shall be permitted in connection with the loading or unloading of any one vessel.

Description

Code 7309F applies to employers that perform stevedoring operations provided such operations are Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) in this Manual.  Stevedoring for workers compensation classification purposes contemplates any or all of the following operations when conducted by employees who are not members of the crews of vessels:

  1. Loading or unloading, stowing, shifting or trimming of cargo, supplies, and materials on board vessels.  (Trimming refers to balancing a ship by shifting cargo.)
  2. Transfer of cargo supplies and materials between vessels and piers and vice versa, regardless of the necessity of work on board vessels by employees of the employer.
  3. Transfer between stringpiece and point of deposit on dock and adjacent warehouses including tiering, sorting and breaking down.  (A stringpiece is timber lying along the top of piles, forming a dock front or timber pier.)
  4. Operations of all mechanical equipment, including dock tractors, in connection with the above.

Unless otherwise classified, this classification is applicable to the above operations whether the operations are conducted by one or more concerns and providing the operations require the use of hoisting equipment such as winches, cranes, slings, rope, or nets.

When separate crews of employees, with no exposure to the hazards of the hoisting operations, place the cargo at or move it from the point of deposit and perform the tiering, sorting, and breaking down operations as well as load or unload railroad cars or trucks, such separate crews are assigned to the appropriate freight handling or trucking classifications provided they do not engage in any stevedoring operations and separate payroll records are maintained.

When an employer is classified to this classification, employees engaged in the storage, maintenance, or repair of nets, slings, forklift trucks, or other equipment utilized by stevedoring concerns are also assigned to this classification, even if such operations are conducted at a separate location. 

This classification is additionally applicable to employees of Code 7309F employers who handle shore lines to moor or unmoor vessels.

Stevedoring operations are also considered general exclusions.  This means that unless stevedoring operations are specifically included in the wording of the basic classification applicable to a business, stevedoring operations are separately classified.  This situation may occur when an employer such as a manufacturer, lumberyard, or fuel dealer is located on navigable waters.  Such employers may load their products on ships or unload raw materials or finished products from ships.  In many instances this work is done at irregular periods by employees normally engaged in plant operations.  Payroll expended for such loading or unloading on navigable waters should be assigned to the appropriate stevedoring classification.

Assignment By Analogy

• General cargo – stevedoring by power hoists or slings
• Marine equipment testing – aboard vessels
• Ships – booms and equipment testing – aboard vessels

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Stevedoring:
    1. By hand or hand trucks exclusively.  Refer to Code 7317F “Stevedoring – By Hand or Hand Trucks – Exclusively.”
    2. Containerized freight & drivers.  Refer to Code 7327F “Stevedoring – Containerized Freight & Drivers.”
    3. Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – coverage under U.S. Act.  Refer to Code 8709F “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”
    4. Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – coverage under State Act only.  Refer to Code 8719 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under State Act Only

Note:

Includes mending or repacking of damaged containers. 

Description

Code 8719 applies to employers engaged in inspecting, sampling and/or weighing merchandise on vessels, docks, railway stations or warehouses.  Talliers and checking clerks of steamship lines or agencies and talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work are also contemplated by this classification.

Once the inspectors have inspected and weighed the merchandise and all is in order it is then released to the appropriate parties.

Assignment By Analogy

• Brokers and forwarding agents – weighing merchandise on piers
• Feed or grain inspecting – at railroad terminals or ships

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Inspectors, samplers, or weighers of merchandise on vessels or docks or railway stations or warehouses; Steamship line or agency – port employees – talliers, checking clerks and employees engaged in mending or repacking of damaged containers; Stevedoring – Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – Coverage Under U.S. Act only.  Refer to Code 8709 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under U.S. Act.”

  2. Freight handlers:
    1. On piers or in terminals or areas adjoining piers.  Refer to code 7366F “Freight Handlers - on Piers or in Terminals or Areas Adjoining Piers.”
    2. Packing, handling or shipping explosives or ammunition – under contract.  Refer to Code 7367 “Freight Handlers – NOC.”
  3. Steamship line or agency – port employees – superintendents, captains, engineers, stewards, or their assistants, pay clerks.  Refer to Code 8726F “Steamship Line or Agency – Port Employees – Superintendents, Captains, Engineers, Stewards or Their Assistants, Pay Clerks.”

Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under U.S. Act

Note:

Includes mending or repacking of damaged containers.

Description

Code 8709F applies to employers engaged in inspecting, sampling and/or weighing merchandise on vessels, docks, railway stations or warehouses.  Talliers and checking clerks of steamship lines or agencies and talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work are also contemplated by this classification.

Once the inspectors have inspected and weighed the merchandise and all is in order it is then released to the appropriate parties.

Assignment By Analogy

• Brokers and forwarding agents – weighing merchandise on piers
• Feed or grain inspecting – at railroad terminals or ships

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Inspectors, samplers, or weighers of merchandise on vessels or docks or railway stations or warehouses; Steamship line or agency – port employees – talliers, checking clerks and employees engaged in mending or repacking of damaged containers; Stevedoring – Talliers and checking clerks engaged in connection with stevedore work – Coverage Under State Act only.  Refer to Code 8719 “Stevedoring – Talliers and Checking Clerks Engaged in Connection with Stevedore Work – Coverage Under State Act Only.”

  2. Freight handlers:
    1. On piers or in terminals or areas adjoining piers.  Refer to Code 7366F “Freight Handlers – On Piers or in Terminals or Areas Adjoining Piers.”
    2. Packing, handling or shipping explosives or ammunition – under contract.  Refer to Code 7367 “Freight Handlers – NOC.”
  3. Steamship line or agency – port employees – superintendents, captains, engineers, stewards, or their assistants, pay clerks.  Refer to Code 8726F “Steamship Line or Agency – Port Employees – Superintendents, Captains, Engineers, Stewards or Their Assistants, Pay Clerks.”

Stone Crushing & Drivers

Note:

Shall not be assigned to a risk engaged in operations described by another classification unless the operations subject to Code 1710  are conducted as a separate and distinct business.

Description

Code 1710  applies to employers that are engaged in crushing stone or gravel which has been dug or quarried by others.  Crushing is performed as a service to the employer’s customers. Stone can also be purchased from a quarry or gravel pit operator and custom crushed for customers. It includes operating portable mobile crushers.  

Stone or gravel is crushed to size but cannot be pulverized to a fine powder under this classification.  Equipment  such as gyratory, rotary, jaw or roll crushers are used to crush the stone or gravel.  After crushing is performed, the stone may be washed and/or screened.  The crushed stone is placed in piles and may be delivered by the employer or loaded into their customers’ trucks.

This classification also applies to concrete recycling centers that are engaged in crushing slabs or chunks of concrete that were removed by demolition contractors.

This classification shall only be applied when stone crushing is performed as a separate and distinct business and not incidental to other operations conducted by the same employer such as quarrying, phosphate works, dredging, ore milling, sand or gravel digging. 

Includes construction, repair or maintenance of all buildings, structures or equipment and the installation of machinery.

Assignment By Analogy

• Recycling or reclaiming concrete – crushing concrete slabs or chunks by recyclers
• Rock crushing – by service contractors

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Crushing stone incidental to manufacturing operation.  Assign the appropriate manufacturing classification.

  2. Dredging – all types.  Refer to Code 7333 “Dredging – All Types – Program I”, Code 7335 “Dredging – All Types – Program II – State Act,” or Code 7337 “Dredging – All Types – Program II – USL Act.”

  3. Hone stone, oil stone or soapstone manufacturing.  Refer to Code 1748 “Abrasive Wheel Mfg. & Drivers.”   

  4. Pulverizing stone or minerals to a fine powder.  Refer to Code 1741 “Flint or Spar Grinding & Drivers,” or Code 1747 “Emery Works & Drivers.”

  5. Mining:
    1. Underground – with shafts, tunnels or drifts.  Refer to Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”
    2. Surface mining.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.” 
  6. Ore milling, or phosphate works.  Refer to Code 1452 “Ore Milling & Drivers.”

  7. Quarrying.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.” 

  8. Stone:
    1. Crushing by clay, gravel, sand, shale or slag digging operator.  Refer to Code 4000 “Sand or Gravel Digging & Drivers.”
    2. Crushing by quarry operator.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.” 
    3. Cutting or polishing.  Refer to Code 1809 “Stone Cutting or Polishing – Marble or Limestone & Drivers” or Code 1810 “Stone Cutting or Polishing – NOC & Drivers.” 

Stone Cutting or Polishing – Marble or Limestone & Drivers

Note:

Description

Code 1809 applies to employers engaged in the operation of cutting or polishing marble or limestone slabs for the purpose of producing items such as building materials, columns, mantels, table tops, kitchen or bathroom countertops, lamp or trophy bases, statuary and similar items, only when both of the following conditions exist:

  1. When the books of account show that gross receipts from handling or processing marble or limestone, or both, constitute at least 80% of the total receipts from all kinds of stone during the policy period; and
  2. The cutting or polishing of marble or limestone is not performed at a quarry. 

This classification also applies to cutting, lettering or designs into granite cemetery monuments, whether at the shop location or in cemeteries. 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1.  Installation:
    1.  Cemetery headstone – cementing stone monument on concrete foundation.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Cemetery headstone – pouring concrete foundations only.  Refer to Code 5221 “Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways, Yards or Sidewalks – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
    3.  Marble or stone products such as columns, countertops, fountains, fireplace mantels, monuments, statuary, slabs or tile installed on interior surfaces or in interior locations.  Refer to Code 5348 “Marble or Stone Setting – Inside – All Operations to Completion.”
    4.  Marble or stone products such as columns, fountains, monuments, statuary, slabs, facings or tile installed on exterior surfaces or in exterior locations.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
  2.  Stone cutting or polishing involving less than 80% limestone or marble.  Refer to Code 1810 “Stone Cutting or Polishing – NOC & Drivers.”

  3. Slate grinding by pulverizing to a powder.  Refer to Code 1741 “Flint or Spar Grinding & Drivers.”

  4. Brickwork (masonry) on exterior or interior surfaces.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”

  5.  Stone cutting in quarries.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”

Stone Cutting or Polishing – NOC & Drivers

Note:

Description

Code 1810 applies to employers engaged in the operation of cutting or polishing stone slabs to produce building materials, headstones, table tops, and kitchen or bathroom countertops.  It also applies to slate milling, which involves cutting and smoothing the surface of the slate so it can be used for paving materials, table tops and similar uses. 

This classification also applies to cutting lettering or designs into granite cemetery monuments, whether at the shop location or in cemeteries.

This classification is also applicable to employers that principally cut marble and/or limestone as opposed to other stone, however, this classification is only applicable as long as the gross receipts from marble and/or limestone constitute less than 80% of total receipts during the policy period.

Assignment By Analogy

• Granite – cutting, carving and polishing 
• Graphite – natural – cutting
• Lamps or lighting fixtures – cut and polish      
• Millstones – grain grinding
• Onyx goods – cut and polish 

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Brickwork (masonry) on exterior or interior surfaces.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
  2. Cemetery headstone installation:
    1. Cementing stone monument on concrete foundation.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Pouring concrete foundations only.  Refer to Code 5221 “Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways, Yards or Sidewalks – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”
  3. Mining:
    1. Surface mining.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”
    2. Underground – with shafts, tunnels or drifts.  Refer to Code 1170 “Mining – NOC – With Shafts, Tunnels or Drifts & Drivers.”    
  4. Slate:
    1. Grinding by pulverizing to a powder.  Refer to Code 1741 “Flint or Spar Grinding & Drivers.”
    2. Splitting or roofing manufacturing.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”
  5. Stone:
    1. Quarrying and cutting at quarries.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”
    2. Cutting or polishing involving at least 80% limestone or marble.  Refer to Code 1809 “Stone Cutting or Polishing – Marble or Limestone & Drivers.”
    3. Products installation:
      1. Columns, countertops, fountains, fireplace mantels, monuments, statuary, tiles, slabs or other items installed on interior surfaces or in interior locations.  Refer to Code 5348 “Marble or Stone Setting – Inside – All Operations to Completion.”
      2. Columns, fountains, monuments, statuary, slabs, facings or tile installed on exterior surfaces or in exterior locations.  Refer to Code 5022 “Masonry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.

 

Storage Warehouse – Cold

Note:

Description

Code 8291 applies to employers engaged in operating cold storage warehouses for other concerns that require storage space with refrigeration services.  These cold storage firms have no equity in the products they store.  This classification contemplates the maintenance of the warehouse and its equipment, and the receiving, safekeeping and the releasing of the products for shipment.

This classification includes incidental repackaging.  It does not include sorting, grading or delivering the products, which are generally taken to and from the warehouse by common carrier, or by the concerns that own the products.

Assignment By Analogy

• Freezing and storing of meats, fruits or vegetables for other than private individuals
• Fur skin storage, by cold storage firms and by commercial establishments

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Freezing and storing meats, fruits or vegetables for private individuals.  Refer to Code 8031 “Fish, Poultry or Meat Store – Retail.”

  2. If an employer assigned to this classification employs a driver engaged exclusively in pickup or delivery, the driver’s payroll would be separately classified.  Refer to Code 7380 “Drivers, Chauffeurs and Their Helpers – NOC – Commercial.”

Storage Warehouse – NOC

Note:

Applies to baled cotton.  Includes warehouse or yard employees.

Description

Code 8292 applies to employers engaged in the warehousing or storage of general merchandise for other business concerns provided such operations are Not Otherwise Classified (NOC).  Firms falling within the scope of this classification have no equity in the merchandise they store. For example, if an entity operates a chain of stores and maintains a central storage warehouse for distribution of goods owned to its various stores, then that warehouse is properly assigned to the applicable store classification, not to this classification.

The operations of this classification involve the care and maintenance of the warehouse and its equipment and the receiving, safekeeping and subsequent release of the merchandise from storage.  Such merchandise is usually stored over long periods of time and there is no exposure to constant piling or breaking down of the merchandise.  This classification is assigned to the storage of bulk materials such as dry cement and rice, coffee, potatoes, peanuts, or other nonperishable food products.

Assignment By Analogy

• Ammunition storage – no manufacturing
• Automobile warehouse – dead storage
• Cotton or rayon storage – applies to baled cotton or rayon.  Includes warehouse or yard employees.
• Silk storage – raw silk in bales

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Drivers engaged in hauling general merchandise to or from the warehouse.  Refer to Code 7219 “Trucking – NOC – All Employees & Drivers.”

Storm Door, Storm Sash, Screens or Weather-Stripping Installation – All Operations to Completion

Note:

Description

Code 5428 applies to employers engaged in installing of storm doors, storm sash, screens or weather-stripping.  These operations are performed using hand tools and require measurements to be taken.  Most work pertaining to this classification is interior work.

Storm windows are combination windows and screens, which are designed to be installed over double-hung windows.  They are permanently installed and easily opened with a screen slid into place for ventilation.  New aluminum tracks and frames are nailed to the inner wood frame.  Windows are inserted into a track on the window frame.  New molding may be installed around the inside of the door and windows.  Outside frames will be caulked to prevent water leakage. 
 
Metal frame combination screen and storm windows are installed by setting a metal guide frame in the window frame, which is secured in place with several screws and installed from inside the building.  Normally, these types of windows have interchangeable panels.  Panels of glass or screening are then slid into the guides in the frame. 

Weather-stripping is normally installed around windows and doors.  There are various types and thickness of weather-stripping material, some of which are made of foam, felt, vinyl, metal or a combination of these materials.  Most weather-stripping materials are self-adhesive and other types require nailing or tacking into place.  Normally, weather-stripping is attached to the window frame.  However, some weather-stripping material is attached to the window or door sash.  Double-hung and sliding doors have the weather-stripping attached to where the movable and fixed portions meet.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Installation:
    1. Doors - jalousies – windows, metal door installation.  Refer to Code 5102 “Door, Door Frame or Sash Erection – Metal or Metal Covered – All Operations to Completion.”
    2. Window glass (glazier) installation – at the customer’s premises.  Refer to Code 5462 “Glazier – Away From Shop – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

Stove Mfg.

Note:

Description

Code 3169 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing stoves such as household gas ranges, stoves or wall ovens, space heaters, ceramic kilns, industrial cast iron stoves, and stoves that burn coal, oil or wood such as a woodburning stoves.  The above products may be made from cast iron or sheet metal, and include pipes, heating elements, grates and controls.

A variety of processes to manufacture these products include cutting and shaping sheet metal, welding, piping work, shearing, blanking, molding, painting and any other work necessary to complete the final product.   

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
    1. Bakery oven.  Kilns or drying ovens – sheet metal – industrial type.  Refer to Code 3076 “Fireproof Equipment Mfg.”
    2. Ranges, stoves, convection ovens, – electric household type, toaster oven, and microwave ovens.  Refer to Code 3179 “Electrical Apparatus Mfg. – NOC.”  

Street Cleaning – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Description

Code 9402 applies to specialist contractors or municipal employees engaged in street cleaning.  The cleaning may be performed by either manual means or mechanical means such as the use of mechanical sweepers.  Some sweepers direct a spray onto the street surfaces and rotary brooms sweep dirt and other debris in storage bins.  Filled bins are then disposed of at commercial dumps.  Streets may also be cleaned by water sprinkling trucks.  The clearing of snow from public or private parking lots, streets or roads is assignable to this classification.  This classification also includes employees of toll roads who have been hired specifically to perform snow removal operations.  Cleaning of oil and gas spills is inclusive under this classification.  This classification is also applicable to specialist contractors or municipal employees engaged in cleaning mainline sewers and storm sewers where material and other refuse from the street is likely to accumulate. 

Specialists engaged in cleaning cesspools or septic tanks utilizing vacuum pump trucks as well as specialists who rent, deliver, install and service portable toilets are also assignable to this classification.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Garbage or trash collection – including containerized.  Refer to Code 9403 “Garbage, Ashes or Refuse Collection & Drivers.”

Street or Road Construction – Paving or Repaving – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

 Applies to all kinds of paving and repaving, surfacing or resurfacing or scraping, including airport runways or warming aprons.

A complete road building job requires payroll division between Codes 5507 “Street or Road Construction – Sub-Surface Work – All Operations to Completion & Drivers” and 5506 along with any other applicable classes contemplated by the work performed.

Description

Code 5506 applies to employers engaged in the laying of the road, including the sub-base and surface, regardless of the type of road.  Finishing includes trimming shoulders, installing curbing or erecting guard rails or fences.  This classification also applies to the paving of roads, regardless of the type of material used.  Also contemplated by this classification is the spraying of roads with liquid asphalt and the scraping and maintenance of dirt roads.

In the case of reconstruction of old roads, this classification includes the removal of old surfaces and the sub-base and the relaying, renewing or repairing of the surface.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Clearing of right-of-way, earth excavation, filling or grading.  Refer to Code 5507 “Street or Road Construction – Sub-surface Work – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  2. Paving or repaving – cement or concrete – driveways, floors, sidewalks or yards.  Refer to Code 5221 “Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways, Yards, or Sidewalks – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  3. Rock excavation.  Refer to Code 5508 “Excavation – Rock – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

 

Street or Road Construction – Sub-Surface Work – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

A complete road building job requires payroll division between Codes 5507 and 5506 “Street or Road Construction – Paving or Repaving – All Operations to Completion & Drivers”, along with any other classes contemplated by the work performed.

Description

Code 5507 applies to employers that perform street or road construction involving sub-surface work.  This classification includes the clearing of right-of-way, earth excavating, and filling and grading when performed by the principal street or road contractor or other employer street or road subcontractors.  In connection with earth excavation, it is not uncommon that some detached rock or small boulders may be removed and broken up.

This classification also includes sand and gravel digging when performed by contractors as part of, and incidental to, its earth excavating and filling operations to place the roadbed at the proper grade.  Additionally, it is customary for contractors who cut and fill the final grade of the earth foundation to put in small bridges or culvers, provided that the clearance is not more than 10 feet at any point or the distance between terminal abutments does not exceed 20 feet.  Street or road contractors who widen or change the line or grade of the subsurface roadbed of existing streets or roads are also classified under this classification.  This classification is also applied to street or road construction contractors or specialist who excavate, grade, lay the crushed stone base and install concrete drains in connection with the installation of artificial turf for baseball and football stadiums.

Assignment By Analogy

• Dam construction or lock construction – roads – permanent – earth excavating
• Excavation – street or road – no rock excavating
• Municipalities, sub surface work – bed preparation

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Bridge building, bridge or culvert building where clearance is more than 10 feet at any point or the entire distance between terminal abutments exceeds 20 feet.  Refer to Code 5222 “Concrete Construction in Connection with Bridges or Culverts – All Operations to Completion.”

  2. Quarrying.  Refer to Code 1624 “Quarry – NOC & Drivers.”

  3. Road paving.  Refer to Code 5506 “Street or Road Construction – Paving or Repaving – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  4. Rock excavation.  Refer to Code 5508 “Excavation – Rock – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  5. Tunneling - Pneumatic or Not Pneunamatic.  Refer to Code 6251 “Tunneling –  All Operations to Completion & Drivers."

Sugar Refining

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Description

Code 2021 applies to employers engaged in operating mills where sugarcane is received and crushed or rolled to obtain juice.  The juice is lime-treated, heated, and pumped into settling tanks.  The syrup is then run through centrifugal extractors, removing the molasses, and then through a process of drying and crystallization.  The crystallized or raw sugar is then filtered, cleaned, screened, and conveyed to the packaging department where it is bagged, stored, or shipped.  Molasses and sugar syrups resulting from the processing operations are heat-treated, skimmed, blended, canned, or pumped into storage pending shipment.

This classification also applies to employers engaged in manufacturing sugar from sugar beets that are received from outside suppliers.  The beets are washed, sliced, and cooked.  The juice is extracted and is then purified, filtered, evaporated, and crystallized.  The centrifugal extractors separate the syrup from the sugar crystals, which are then dried, granulated, and made ready for packing.

 

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Manufacturing:
      1. Blending, mixing, repacking only of already powdered or pulverized sugars.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”  
      2. Fruit syrup – cooking and blending process.  Refer to Code 2112 “Fruit Evaporating or Preserving.”
      3. Glucose also known as corn syrup.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”    
      4. Honey processing.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”
      5. Purchasing pure maple syrup and blending it with corn syrup or other sugars by cold mix or cooking process.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”
  2. Bottling syrup manufactured by others.  Refer to Code 2157 “Bottling – NOC & Drivers.”

Supermarket – Retail

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Description

Code 8033 applies to a combined retail meat, grocery and “supermarket” type store engaged in the retail selling of groceries such as fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bakery products, frozen foods and sells fresh and cured meats, fish or poultry.  Other merchandise sold are items such as soda, beer, soap and other household cleaning items, paper products, cigarettes, drug store items, kitchen utensils, small hardware, potted plants, and flowers.  In addition, these stores may also sell delicatessen foods such as cold cuts, salads, pickles and smoked fish.  They may also prepare salads and cook meats such as roast beef, Virginia ham, barbeque chickens and spareribs.

This classification can be assigned only when the employer’s sales of fresh and cured meats, fish or poultry do not exceed 50% of the gross receipts for all merchandise sold by the employer.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Retail stores of the type described above where the sale of fresh and cured meats, fish or poultry exceeds 50% of the gross receipts for all merchandise sold.  Refer to Code 8031 “Fish, Poultry or Meat Store – Retail.”

  2. Bakeries operated by supermarkets that are engaged in making fresh baked goods from scratch.  Refer to Code 2003 “Bakery & Route Salespersons, Route Supervisors, Drivers.”

  3. Fast food restaurants including but not limited to, pizza parlors, sandwich shops, doughnut shops, concession stands, and hamburger, and taco and fried chicken establishments.  Refer to Code 9072 “Restaurant – Fast Food & Drivers.”

  4. Restaurant establishments that provide traditional service where patrons are served by a wait staff or the operation of a catering establishment.  Refer to Code 9071 “Restaurant – Full-Service – Including Entertainers and/or Musicians.” 

Swimming Pool Construction – Not Iron or Steel – All Operations to Completion & Drivers

Note:

Not available for division of payroll with Code 5213 “Concrete Construction – NOC – All Operations to Completion” at the same job location.

Description

Code 5223 applies to employers engaged in construction of in-ground or above-ground swimming pools excluding iron or steel construction.  This classification covers all operations necessary to complete the construction of the pool.  The employer installs various types of pools such as vinyl-lined, concrete, gunite, or fiberglass.  After excavation, which is separately rated, the employer assembles the wall and floor unit panels which are constructed of wood, aluminum or plastic.  The wall unit panels are set in place within the excavated site and braced by posts which are anchored in concrete.  The vinyl liner is fitted into the pool cavity.  Upon completion, the employer attaches any accessories or apparatus that is incidental to the swimming pool such as filtering system, pumps, pipes, etc.

This classification also applies to the installation of gunite swimming pools.  After excavation, the employer sculpts the hole to the design chosen by the customer.  A stone base is laid and reinforced (rebar) rods are installed along the walls and floor of the excavated ground.  The gunite (a building material consisting of a mixture of cement, sand and water that is sprayed onto a mold) is poured or sprayed on the rods to form the pool.

Assignment By Analogy

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Construction of iron or steel pools. Refer to Code 5059 “Iron or Steel Erection – Frame Structures – Not Over Two Stories in Height – All Operations to Completion.”

  2. Excavating. Refer to Code 6217 "Excavation – NOC – All Operations to Completion & Drivers.”

  3. Pool framing – above ground – wood framing and decks. Refer to Code 5403 “Carpentry – NOC – All Operations to Completion.”

Synthetic Rubber Mfg.

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Description

Code 4751 applies to employers engaged in manufacturing synthetic rubber such as Buna-S, styrene-butadiene rubber, acrylonitrile rubber, butyl rubber, cold rubber, neoprene, polysulfide rubbers and polyurethane foams and rubber.  Styrene, butadiene, acrylonitrile, isobutene isoprene, chloroprene, soap, ferrous sulfate, liquid hydrocarbon, dodecyl mercaptan, liquid toluene-diisocyanate, polyoxy-propylene glycol and catalysts such as peroxide and aluminum chloride are received from others in drums, via tank cars, or the chemicals may be piped in from tank farms.  The raw materials vary depending upon the synthetic rubber being produced.  The processing of the most common type of synthetic rubber involves co-polymerization of butadiene with styrene.  These materials are suspended in finely divided emulsion form with a large proportion of water with soap and an initiator or catalyst and a mercaptan.  At the end of this polymerization process, the water contains suspended finely divided globules of synthetic rubber.  The unreacted starting materials are vaporized and recovered for recycling.  A rubber stabilizer may be added to the globules, followed by coagulation by adding sodium chloride.  The crumbs of synthetic rubber are then filtered, washed, dried and compressed into blocks or slabs.  In the production of butyl rubber, the additional operation of vulcanization may be performed.

 

Assignment By Analogy

Caulking and sealing compounds or materials

Operations To Be Separately Rated

  1. Synthetic rubber intermediate manufacturing.  Refer to Code 4829 “Chemical Mfg. – NOC – All Operations & Drivers.”