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WAC 296-17A-4811

Classification 4811.

4811-00 Farms: Hops
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising hops for sale.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Installing poles and wires;
• Harvesting hops;
• Initial drying and bailing;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Further processing of hops after the initial drying and bailing;
• Production of hop pellets (report in classification 2101);
• Establishments engaged in the manufacture of a liquid hop extract (report in classification 3701); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
4811-01 Farms: Mint
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising mint for sale.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Harvesting mint, and mint distillation when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the distillation of mint leaves to obtain a mint extract or mint oil that are not engaged in the raising of mint crops (report in classification 3701); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-02-060, § 296-17A-4811, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4811, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-64903, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-64903, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-64903, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-64903, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86.]
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