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WAC 296-17A-7301

Classification 7301.

7301-00 Farms: Dairy
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in the raising of dairy cattle for the purpose of milk production.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Tending;
• Feeding animals;
• Raising crops for feed;
• Erecting or mending fences;
• Breeding;
• Milking;
• Transporting animals to or from market;
• Artificial insemination and veterinary care when performed by employees of employer subject to this classification;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• 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 cleaning stalls or barns, weeding or planting crops, 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-7301, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-7301, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-772, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-772, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-772, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-772, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]
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