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PDFWAC 296-17A-2002

Classification 2002.

Classification 2002 applies to providing freight handling services for others. Freight handling services have a facility at a fixed location where they provide services that include, but are not limited to:
• Checking goods
• Handling freight by hand, or with machinery and equipment
• Icing refrigeration cars
• Loading
• Packing
• Repacking
• Repackaging goods from damaged containers
• Reloading goods for shipment
• Shipping
• Sorting
• Storage
• Tiering (placing goods in a series of rows one above the other)
• Unloading
• Weighing.
Note: The term "lumper" is sometimes applied to laborers who unload cargo.
Machinery and equipment may include, but is not limited to:
• Boom trucks
• Compressors
• Hand trucks
• Hand tools
• Forklifts
• Mobile or overhead-track cranes
• Pallet jacks.
Special note: Hours cannot be split between 1102 and 2002. Classification 2002 excludes workers engaged in the following activities:
• All hours for workers who also drive transport vehicles for hauling freight to or from the freight handling facility must be reported in classification 1102.
• All hours for workers who sometimes ride along with drivers, to assist in loading or unloading freight at a customer's location, must be reported in classification 1102.
Excluded operations: Classification 2002 excludes:
• Businesses primarily storing goods belonging to others in warehouses for periods of time, which are classified in 2102.
• Firms handling their own goods. Handling of goods owned by your employer is a general inclusion, and is classified according to the nature of the employer's business.
• Trucking firms that only ship and handle freight at customers' locations and do not own or lease a separate facility for freight handling, which are classified in 1102.
Special notes:
• For rules on assigning and reporting in more than one basic classification, see WAC 296-17-31017 Multiple classifications.
• Freight handling operations performed in connection with the loading or unloading of vessels or rail lines on piers or adjoining areas may be subject to coverage under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. Care should be exercised prior to the assignment of this classification to determine proper jurisdiction.
For administrative purposes, classification 2002 is divided into the following subclassification(s):
2002-13 Freight handling services, N.O.C.
This subclassification also applies to moving, uncrating, and assembly of modular work stations or other types of office furniture.
2002-31 Loading, unloading, or icing refrigeration cars and containers
Note: Icing the refrigeration systems by adding water, ammonia, or other additives to maintain the cold temperatures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-2002, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2002, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-555, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-555, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 54.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-555, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-555, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-555, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-555, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-555, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 75-38, § 296-17-555, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-555, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
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