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PDFWAC 296-17A-4813

Classification 4813.

4813-00 Vineyards
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in the planting, cultivating, pruning, and harvesting of grapes.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Pruning vines;
• Installing posts and wire supports;
• Tying vines;
• Machine or hand harvest of grapes;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Fresh fruit packing operations (report in classification 2104);
• Canneries or freezer operations and jam or syrup manufacturing (report in classification 3902);
• Winery operations (report in classification 3702); 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-4813, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4813, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-64905, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-64905, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-64905, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91.]
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