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WAC 296-17A-2102

Classification 2102.

2102-00 Warehouses - General merchandise
Applies to establishments operating as warehouses for general merchandise. This merchandise belongs to a customer and is usually stored for long periods of time. Products typically involved are bulk, nonperishable materials which might include, but not be limited to:
• Coffee;
• Dry cement;
• Potatoes;
• Rice.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Maintaining the facility;
• Moving merchandise within the facility;
• Recordkeeping;
• Routine maintenance;
• Security.
Equipment and machinery used includes:
• Cleaning and recordkeeping supplies;
• Forklifts;
• Pallet jacks;
• Shop vehicles.
This classification excludes:
• Delivery drivers who are to be reported separately in classification 1102;
• Wholesale dealers who operate a warehouse for storage of their own product which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the product being sold;
• Warehousing of household furnishings by a moving and storage company which is to be reported separately in classification 6907;
• Cold storage plants which are to be reported separately in classification 4401;
• Ministorage warehousing which is to be reported separately in classification 4910;
• Field bonded warehouses which are to be reported separately in classification 2008;
• Warehousing of a manufacturer's own product which is to be reported separately in the manufacturing classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: Even though this type of operation may handle some "grocery" products, it differs from 2102-11 in that the products being handled in 2102-00 are in bulk packaging (not cases of consumer-size packages), do not belong to the business that is warehousing them, and are not intended for sale to a wholesaler/retailer.
2102-04 Recycle, collection and receiving stations; rags, bottles, paper and metal container dealers, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the collection of used paper, aluminum, tin, glass, and plastic for the purpose of selling the material to another business that will recycle/remanufacture it into new products. These facilities normally acquire material by placing collection bins at various remote locations, operating a drop-off center (this phase of the business is known in the trade as a "buy back center"). This classification includes dealers of rags, bottles, paper and metal containers not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Sorting material;
• Operating various pieces of equipment used to crush, reduce, wash, and bale material;
• Weighing containers;
• Paying customers for receipt of items that have a redemption value by the pound or piece ("buying back");
• Operating shop or yard vehicles.
Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to:
• Balers;
• Can crushers;
• Collection bins;
• Forklifts;
• Shredders;
• Rolloff trucks to handle the collection bins;
• Shop or yard vehicles;
• Weigh scales.
This classification excludes:
• All trucking outside of the yard which is to be reported separately in classification 1102;
• Establishments engaged in collecting, sorting and reducing scrap metal such as junk dealers, scrap metal dealers or processors, which also receive glass, paper, plastic, etc., which are to be reported separately in classification 0604; and
• Establishments engaged in collecting used computer equipment for recycling which may be reported in classification 4107.
Special note: Classification 2102-04 should not be assigned to an employer who also operates a business subject to classification 4305-18 (Garbage, refuse or ashes collecting) without careful review and an on-site survey. Most garbage collecting businesses have some type of "recycle" program as part of their normal operations in an effort to sort and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills and this is considered an inclusion.
2102-11 Grocery, fruit or produce distributors - Wholesale or combined wholesale and retail
Applies to establishments engaged in the wholesale, or wholesale/retail, distribution of a variety of grocery items, fruit and produce. A business in this classification buys products from the manufacturer and sells to retail grocery stores, restaurants, and similar businesses. Grocery items may include, but not be limited to:
• Beverages;
• Dairy products;
• Frozen foods;
• Household cleaning supplies;
• Packaged foods;
• Paper products;
• Personal care items.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Breakdown of merchandise into smaller lots;
• Incidental repackaging;
• Maintaining the facility;
• Moving merchandise within the facility;
• Recordkeeping;
• Security;
• Unloading deliveries.
Equipment and machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Forklifts;
• Pallet jacks;
• Strapping and shrink wrapping equipment;
• Vehicles.
This classification excludes:
• Delivery drivers who are to be reported separately in classification 1101;
• Any general merchandise warehouse operations in which the operator of the warehouse does not own the merchandise being handled and it is in bulk quantities, which is to be reported separately in classification 2102-00;
• Cold storage plants handling food products which are to be reported separately in classification 4401;
• Operations specializing in vegetable/fruit packing for wholesale distribution which are to be reported separately in classification 2104;
• Operations specializing in wholesale distribution of beer, wine, ale or soft drinks which are to be reported separately in classification 2105;
• Field bonded warehouses which are to be reported separately in classification 2008; and
• The warehousing of a manufacturer's own product which is to be reported separately in the manufacturing classification applicable to the work being performed.
2102-28 Wool or cotton merchants
Applies to establishments operating as wool or cotton merchants. Merchants subject to this classification buy raw wool or cotton from others, do incidental sorting, grading and repackaging, and sell the product to another business for use as a raw material to make products such as yarn, thread or fabric. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Hand sorting the product by grade (quality);
• Maintaining the facility;
• Moving merchandise within the facility;
• Repackaging;
• Recordkeeping;
• Security;
• Unloading deliveries.
Equipment and machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Forklifts;
• Pallet jacks;
• Repackaging equipment;
• Vehicles.
This classification excludes:
• Drivers who are to be reported separately in classification 1102;
• Wholesale dealers of a finished wool or cotton product which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the product; and
• The warehousing of a manufacturer's own product which is to be reported separately in the manufacturing classification applicable to the work being performed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-2102, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-2102, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2102, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-563, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-563, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-563, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-563, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-563, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-563, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-563, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-563, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 77-27, § 296-17-563, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 75-38, § 296-17-563, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-563, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-563, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
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