Chapter 296-17A WAC

Last Update: 5/21/19

CLASSIFICATIONS FOR WASHINGTON WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE

WAC Sections

296-17A-0101Classification 0101.
296-17A-0103Classification 0103.
296-17A-0104Classification 0104.
296-17A-0105Classification 0105.
296-17A-0106Classification 0106.
296-17A-0107Classification 0107.
296-17A-0108Classification 0108.
296-17A-0112Classification 0112.
296-17A-0201Classification 0201.
296-17A-0202Classification 0202.
296-17A-0210Classification 0210.
296-17A-0212Classification 0212.
296-17A-0214Classification 0214.
296-17A-0217Classification 0217.
296-17A-0219Classification 0219.
296-17A-0301Classification 0301.
296-17A-0302Classification 0302.
296-17A-0303Classification 0303.
296-17A-0306Classification 0306.
296-17A-0307Classification 0307.
296-17A-0308Classification 0308.
296-17A-0403Classification 0403.
296-17A-0502Classification 0502.
296-17A-0504Classification 0504.
296-17A-0507Classification 0507.
296-17A-0508Classification 0508.
296-17A-0509Classification 0509.
296-17A-0510Classification 0510.
296-17A-0511Classification 0511.
296-17A-0512Classification 0512.
296-17A-0513Classification 0513.
296-17A-0514Classification 0514.
296-17A-0516Classification 0516.
296-17A-0517Classification 0517.
296-17A-0518Classification 0518.
296-17A-0519Classification 0519.
296-17A-0521Classification 0521.
296-17A-0540Classification 0540.
296-17A-0541Classification 0541.
296-17A-0550Classification 0550.
296-17A-0551Classification 0551.
296-17A-0601Classification 0601.
296-17A-0602Classification 0602.
296-17A-0603Classification 0603.
296-17A-0604Classification 0604.
296-17A-0606Classification 0606.
296-17A-0607Classification 0607.
296-17A-0608Classification 0608.
296-17A-0701Classification 0701.
296-17A-0803Classification 0803.
296-17A-0901Classification 0901.
296-17A-1002Classification 1002.
296-17A-1003Classification 1003.
296-17A-1004Classification 1004.
296-17A-1005Classification 1005.
296-17A-1006Classification 1006.
296-17A-1007Classification 1007.
296-17A-1101Classification 1101.
296-17A-1102Classification 1102.
296-17A-1103Classification 1103.
296-17A-1104Classification 1104.
296-17A-1105Classification 1105.
296-17A-1106Classification 1106.
296-17A-1108Classification 1108.
296-17A-1109Classification 1109.
296-17A-1301Classification 1301.
296-17A-1303Classification 1303.
296-17A-1304Classification 1304.
296-17A-1305Classification 1305.
296-17A-1401Classification 1401.
296-17A-1404Classification 1404.
296-17A-1405Classification 1405.
296-17A-1407Classification 1407.
296-17A-1501Classification 1501.
296-17A-1507Classification 1507.
296-17A-1701Classification 1701.
296-17A-1702Classification 1702.
296-17A-1703Classification 1703.
296-17A-1704Classification 1704.
296-17A-1801Classification 1801.
296-17A-1802Classification 1802.
296-17A-2002Classification 2002.
296-17A-2004Classification 2004.
296-17A-2007Classification 2007.
296-17A-2008Classification 2008.
296-17A-2009Classification 2009.
296-17A-2101Classification 2101.
296-17A-2102Classification 2102.
296-17A-2104Classification 2104.
296-17A-2105Classification 2105.
296-17A-2106Classification 2106.
296-17A-2201Classification 2201.
296-17A-2202Classification 2202.
296-17A-2203Classification 2203.
296-17A-2204Classification 2204.
296-17A-2401Classification 2401.
296-17A-2903Classification 2903.
296-17A-2904Classification 2904.
296-17A-2905Classification 2905.
296-17A-2906Classification 2906.
296-17A-2907Classification 2907.
296-17A-2908Classification 2908.
296-17A-2909Classification 2909.
296-17A-3101Classification 3101.
296-17A-3102Classification 3102.
296-17A-3103Classification 3103.
296-17A-3104Classification 3104.
296-17A-3105Classification 3105.
296-17A-3303Classification 3303.
296-17A-3304Classification 3304.
296-17A-3309Classification 3309.
296-17A-3402Classification 3402.
296-17A-3403Classification 3403.
296-17A-3404Classification 3404.
296-17A-3405Classification 3405.
296-17A-3406Classification 3406.
296-17A-3407Classification 3407.
296-17A-3408Classification 3408.
296-17A-3409Classification 3409.
296-17A-3410Classification 3410.
296-17A-3411Classification 3411.
296-17A-3412Classification 3412.
296-17A-3414Classification 3414.
296-17A-3415Classification 3415.
296-17A-3501Classification 3501.
296-17A-3503Classification 3503.
296-17A-3506Classification 3506.
296-17A-3509Classification 3509.
296-17A-3510Classification 3510.
296-17A-3511Classification 3511.
296-17A-3512Classification 3512.
296-17A-3513Classification 3513.
296-17A-3602Classification 3602.
296-17A-3603Classification 3603.
296-17A-3604Classification 3604.
296-17A-3605Classification 3605.
296-17A-3701Classification 3701.
296-17A-3702Classification 3702.
296-17A-3708Classification 3708.
296-17A-3802Classification 3802.
296-17A-3808Classification 3808.
296-17A-3901Classification 3901.
296-17A-3902Classification 3902.
296-17A-3903Classification 3903.
296-17A-3905Classification 3905.
296-17A-3906Classification 3906.
296-17A-3909Classification 3909.
296-17A-4101Classification 4101.
296-17A-4103Classification 4103.
296-17A-4107Classification 4107.
296-17A-4108Classification 4108.
296-17A-4109Classification 4109.
296-17A-4201Classification 4201.
296-17A-4301Classification 4301.
296-17A-4302Classification 4302.
296-17A-4304Classification 4304.
296-17A-4305Classification 4305.
296-17A-4401Classification 4401.
296-17A-4402Classification 4402.
296-17A-4404Classification 4404.
296-17A-4501Classification 4501.
296-17A-4502Classification 4502.
296-17A-4504Classification 4504.
296-17A-4802Classification 4802.
296-17A-4803Classification 4803.
296-17A-4804Classification 4804.
296-17A-4805Classification 4805.
296-17A-4806Classification 4806.
296-17A-4808Classification 4808.
296-17A-4809Classification 4809.
296-17A-4810Classification 4810.
296-17A-4811Classification 4811.
296-17A-4812Classification 4812.
296-17A-4813Classification 4813.
296-17A-4814 Classification 4814.
296-17A-4815Classification 4815.
296-17A-4816Classification 4816.
296-17A-4900Classification 4900.
296-17A-4901Classification 4901.
296-17A-4902Classification 4902.
296-17A-4903Classification 4903.
296-17A-4904Classification 4904.
296-17A-4905Classification 4905.
296-17A-4906Classification 4906.
296-17A-4907Classification 4907.
296-17A-4908Classification 4908.
296-17A-4909Classification 4909.
296-17A-4910Classification 4910.
296-17A-4911Classification 4911.
296-17A-5001Classification 5001.
296-17A-5002Classification 5002.
296-17A-5003Classification 5003.
296-17A-5004Classification 5004.
296-17A-5005Classification 5005.
296-17A-5006Classification 5006.
296-17A-5101Classification 5101.
296-17A-5103Classification 5103.
296-17A-5106Classification 5106.
296-17A-5108Classification 5108.
296-17A-5109Classification 5109.
296-17A-5201Classification 5201.
296-17A-5204Classification 5204.
296-17A-5206Classification 5206.
296-17A-5207Classification 5207.
296-17A-5208Classification 5208.
296-17A-5209Classification 5209.
296-17A-5300Classification 5300.
296-17A-5301Classification 5301.
296-17A-5302Classification 5302.
296-17A-5305Classification 5305.
296-17A-5306Classification 5306.
296-17A-5307Classification 5307.
296-17A-5308Classification 5308.
296-17A-6103Classification 6103.
296-17A-6104Classification 6104.
296-17A-6105Classification 6105.
296-17A-6107Classification 6107.
296-17A-6108Classification 6108.
296-17A-6109Classification 6109.
296-17A-6110Classification 6110.
296-17A-6120Classification 6120.
296-17A-6121Classification 6121.
296-17A-6201Classification 6201.
296-17A-6202Classification 6202.
296-17A-6203Classification 6203.
296-17A-6204Classification 6204.
296-17A-6205Classification 6205.
296-17A-6206Classification 6206.
296-17A-6207Classification 6207.
296-17A-6208Classification 6208.
296-17A-6209Classification 6209.
296-17A-6301Classification 6301.
296-17A-6303Classification 6303.
296-17A-6305Classification 6305.
296-17A-6306Classification 6306.
296-17A-6308Classification 6308.
296-17A-6309Classification 6309.
296-17A-6402Classification 6402.
296-17A-6403Classification 6403.
296-17A-6404Classification 6404.
296-17A-6405Classification 6405.
296-17A-6406Classification 6406.
296-17A-6407Classification 6407.
296-17A-6408Classification 6408.
296-17A-6409Classification 6409.
296-17A-6410Classification 6410.
296-17A-6411Classification 6411.
296-17A-6501Classification 6501.
296-17A-6502Classification 6502.
296-17A-6503Classification 6503.
296-17A-6504Classification 6504.
296-17A-6505Classification 6505.
296-17A-6506Classification 6506.
296-17A-6509Classification 6509.
296-17A-6510Classification 6510.
296-17A-6511Classification 6511.
296-17A-6512Classification 6512.
296-17A-6601Classification 6601.
296-17A-6602Classification 6602.
296-17A-6603Classification 6603.
296-17A-6604Classification 6604.
296-17A-6605Classification 6605.
296-17A-6607Classification 6607.
296-17A-6608Classification 6608.
296-17A-6618Classification 6618.
296-17A-6620Classification 6620.
296-17A-6625Classification 6625.
296-17A-6626Classification 6626.
296-17A-6627Classification 6627.
296-17A-6704Classification 6704.
296-17A-6705Classification 6705.
296-17A-6706Classification 6706.
296-17A-6707Classification 6707.
296-17A-6708Classification 6708.
296-17A-6709Classification 6709.
296-17A-6801Classification 6801.
296-17A-6802Classification 6802.
296-17A-6803Classification 6803.
296-17A-6804Classification 6804.
296-17A-6809Classification 6809.
296-17A-6901Classification 6901.
296-17A-6902Classification 6902.
296-17A-6903Classification 6903.
296-17A-6904Classification 6904.
296-17A-6905Classification 6905.
296-17A-6906Classification 6906.
296-17A-6907Classification 6907.
296-17A-6908Classification 6908.
296-17A-6909Classification 6909.
296-17A-7002Classification 7002.
296-17A-7100Classification 7100.
296-17A-7101Classification 7101.
296-17A-7103Classification 7103.
296-17A-7104Classification 7104.
296-17A-7105Classification 7105.
296-17A-7106Classification 7106.
296-17A-7107Classification 7107.
296-17A-7108Classification 7108.
296-17A-7109Classification 7109.
296-17A-7110Classification 7110.
296-17A-7111Classification 7111.
296-17A-7112Classification 7112.
296-17A-7113Classification 7113.
296-17A-7114Classification 7114.
296-17A-7115Classification 7115.
296-17A-7116Classification 7116.
296-17A-7117Classification 7117.
296-17A-7118Classification 7118.
296-17A-7119Classification 7119.
296-17A-7120Classification 7120.
296-17A-7121Classification 7121.
296-17A-7122Classification 7122.
296-17A-7200Classification 7200.
296-17A-7201Classification 7201.
296-17A-7202Classification 7202.
296-17A-7203Classification 7203.
296-17A-7204Classification 7204.
296-17A-7205Classification 7205.
296-17A-7301Classification 7301.
296-17A-7302Classification 7302.
296-17A-7307Classification 7307.
296-17A-7308Classification 7308.
296-17A-7309Classification 7309.
296-17A-7400Classification 7400.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
296-17A-4002Classification 4002. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1), and Title 51 RCW. WSR 09-16-107, § 296-17A-4002, filed 8/4/09, effective 1/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4002, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-619, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-619, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-619, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-619, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-619, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-619, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-619, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.] Repealed by WSR 10-05-109, filed 2/17/10, effective 4/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100.
296-17A-4601Classification 4601. [WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4601, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-641, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-641, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 74-40, § 296-17-641, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-641, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.] Repealed by WSR 10-24-118, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1).
296-17A-4801Classification 4801. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-4801, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08.] Repealed by WSR 08-15-132, filed 7/22/08, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW.
296-17A-6304Classification 6304. [WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6304, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-699, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-699, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-699, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-699, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-699, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-699, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-699, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.] Repealed by WSR 18-05-080, filed 2/20/18, effective 1/1/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035.
296-17A-6614Classification 6614. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6614, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6614, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6614, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-23-092, § 296-17-73105, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-73105, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). WSR 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), § 296-17-73105, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-6615Classification 6615. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6615, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6615, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6615, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-73106, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). WSR 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), § 296-17-73106, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-6616Classification 6616. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6616, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6616, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6616, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-23-092, § 296-17-73107, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-73107, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). WSR 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), § 296-17-73107, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-6617Classification 6617. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6617, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6617, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6617, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-73108, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). WSR 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), § 296-17-73108, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-6622Classification 6622. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6622, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6622, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6622, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-23-092, § 296-17-73201, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-6623Classification 6623. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-18-064, § 296-17A-6623, filed 9/2/11, effective 10/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-6623, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6623, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-23-092, § 296-17-73203, filed 11/14/06, effective 1/1/07.] Repealed by WSR 12-24-067, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210.
296-17A-7102Classification 7102. [WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-7102, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-755, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), § 296-17-755, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-755, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-755, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-755, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-755, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.] Repealed by WSR 15-02-060, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035.


296-17A-0101
Classification 0101.

0101-00 Land clearing: Highway, street and road construction, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in clearing right of ways for subsurface construction on a new or existing highway, street, or roadway project that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). The subsurface is the roadbed foundation consisting of dirt, sand, gravel and/or ballast which has been leveled and compressed. Unless the finished project is a compressed gravel road, the subsurface or sub base is constructed prior to any asphalt or concrete paving activities. Work contemplated by this classification involves the excavation of rocks and boulders, removal of tree stumps, clearing or scraping land of vegetation, grubbing, earth excavation, cut and fill work, and bringing the roadbed to grade. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, shovels, scrapers, bulldozers, graders, rollers, and dump trucks.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing or resurfacing on roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0210; construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; bridge or tunnel construction including the abutments and approaches which is to be reported separately in classification 0201; felling of trees which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; and logging road construction which is to be reported separately in classification 6902.
0101-01 Land clearing: Airport landing strips, runways and taxi ways; alleys and parking lots
Applies to contractors primarily engaged in clearing right of ways for subsurface construction on a new or existing airport landing strip, runway, and taxi way. This classification also includes clearing of right of ways for alley and parking lot projects. The subsurface is the foundation consisting of dirt, sand, gravel and/or ballast which has been leveled and compressed. Unless the finished project is compressed gravel, the subsurface or sub base is constructed prior to any asphalt or concrete paving activities. Work contemplated by this classification involves the excavation of rocks and boulders, removal of tree stumps, clearing or scraping land of vegetation, grubbing, earth excavation, cut and fill work, and bringing the roadbed or project site to grade. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, shovels, scrapers, bulldozers, graders, rollers, and dump trucks.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing or resurfacing on roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0210; construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; and felling of trees which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
0101-02 Excavation work, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in general excavation work for others that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification involves excavating or digging of earth to form the foundation hole such as for a wood-frame or nonwood-frame building and side sewer hookups (street to house) when performed as part of the excavation contract. Activities include, but are not limited to, excavation of rocks and boulders, removal of tree stumps, clearing or scraping land of vegetation, grubbing, piling or pushing of earth, earth excavation, cut and fill work, backfilling, etc. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, shovels, scrapers, bulldozers, graders and dump trucks.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing or resurfacing on roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 and felling of trees which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
0101-03 Grading work, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in various forms of grading work for others that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Typical equipment used is a grader, but other equipment such as a bulldozer and a front end loader may also be used. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, leveling and grading lands, spreading dirt, sand, gravel and/or ballast to desired contour on farm lands or other tracts of land.
0101-04 Land clearing, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in general land clearing work that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes, but is not limited to, excavation of rocks and boulders, removal of tree stumps, clearing or scraping land of vegetation, grubbing, piling or pushing of earth to rearrange the terrain, earth excavation, cut and fill work, backfilling, and slope grooming. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, shovels, scrapers, bulldozers, graders and dump trucks.
This classification excludes felling of trees which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
0101-16 Railroad line: Construction, maintenance and repair, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance and repair of railroad tracks not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), including the dismantling of track and the sale of salvaged track metal and ties. Work contemplated by this classification includes all operations on new or existing main lines, side tracks and spurs to industrial properties. This classification includes, but is not limited to, the laying of rock or ballast, laying of ties and track, installation of crossover frogs and switches, erection of switch stands and switch mechanism, erection of cattle guards, the placing of grade crossing planks, and similar activities related to the laying or relaying of railroad lines and also includes the dismantling of railroad main lines, side tracks and spurs to include track, ties, etc., and the subsequent storage and sale of salvaged material after the railroad line is dismantled.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing/resurfacing and all concrete construction work which is to be reported separately in the applicable asphalt or concrete construction classification; logging railroad construction which is to be reported separately in classification 6902; and the construction, maintenance, or repair of an elevated railway which is to be reported separately in classification 0508.
0101-17 Retaining wall: Construction or repair when done in connection with road, street and highway construction, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or repair of retaining walls in connection with highway, street, or roadway projects that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Retaining walls are often constructed to protect against potential problems such as earth slides or erosion of banks alongside a roadway or overpass. Work contemplated by this classification involves large scale excavation to contour a specific area of earth serving as a retaining wall. Activities include, but are not limited to, excavation, clearing, cut and fill work, backfilling, grading and slope grooming. Fill material used may include dirt, sand, stone or boulder. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, scrapers, bulldozers, graders, backhoes and dump trucks.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing or resurfacing on roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0210; concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the applicable concrete construction classification; construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; bridge or tunnel construction including the abutments and approaches which is to be reported separately in classification 0201; felling of trees by chain saw which is to be reported separately in classification 5001; logging road construction which is to be reported separately in classification 6902; and tunnels and approaches including lining, cofferdam work, shaft sinking and well digging with caissons which is to be reported separately in classification 0201.
0101-37 Soil remediation
Applies to establishments engaged in various types of remediation of soil contaminated with hazardous or toxic materials. Soil remediation can take place at the site of the contamination, or the contaminated soil may be hauled to another area for remediation. This classification also includes oil spill cleanup on land. Equipment used will include backhoes and front end loaders, as well as other types of dirt moving equipment.
The methods used for soil remediation include, but are not limited to:
- Bio-remediation: Contaminated soil is mixed with nutrients, sawdust, and various other additives. Naturally occurring bacteria in the soil break down the pollutants.
- Encapsulation: Contaminated soil is enclosed in some type of protective material to prevent drainage into surrounding soil.
- Excavation and hauling to an approved disposal site.
- Hot air vapor extraction: A burner unit is mounted on a trailer. Contaminated soil is arranged in layers on which an aluminum perforated pipe system is placed at 2' intervals, with a return pipe on the top layer. The soil stack is enclosed in visqueen, then hot air is pumped into the piping system which creates the steam that is recycled through the system and carries the contaminants back through the catalytic burner. Because of the catalytic action there are virtually no contaminants exhausted into the atmosphere.
- Soil vapor extraction: A series of holes are bored in the ground and vacuum pumps are used to suck the trapped gases which are drawn through carbon filters for decontamination.
- In situ vitrification: Graphite electrodes are fed into contaminated soil at a specified rate, where high voltage "melts" the organic and inorganic materials in the soil and forms a solid, glasslike substance.
- Land farming: Contaminated soil is deposited and spread out by a farm type spreader on an area of ground dedicated for this purpose. Chemical or manure fertilizer is added to provide a medium for naturally occurring bacteria to thrive. (This part is similar to bio-remediation.) The soil is turned frequently by tillers or rototillers to assist in the aeration of the soil and in the growth of the bacteria. It may take anywhere from a month to two years to cleanse the soil, depending on the volatility of the contaminants. This method is used particularly with soil that is heavily contaminated with oil.
- Mobile incineration: Contaminated soil is loaded onto a conveyor belt which carries it into the hopper of a mobile unit mounted on a lowboy trailer. The unit is heated to burn off the contaminants in the soil. The mobile unit contains a type of dust-collecting mechanism which filters out gases and other nondesirable elements so only clean air enters the atmosphere as the refreshed soil is produced. There are various methods of mobile incineration, but the general process and the end result are similar.
- Thermal disabsorption: A process similar to mobile incineration.
- Stabilization: Concrete landfill cells are created by mixing cement with refuse or other contaminated soil to stabilize the material and reduce the seepage into the surrounding soil.
This classification excludes oil spill cleanup involving diking or ditching work which is to be reported separately in classification 0201.
0101-39 Pool or pond excavation
Placement of pool or pond liners
Applies to contractors engaged in the excavation of pools or ponds. Work contemplated by this classification involves excavating or digging of earth to form the hole such as for a swimming pool or pond. Work contemplated by this classification includes excavation of rocks and boulders, removal of tree stumps, clearing or scraping land of vegetation, grubbing, piling or pushing of earth, earth excavation, cutting, filling or backfilling, etc. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, shovels, bulldozers, backhoes and dump trucks. This classification includes the placement of plastic pool and pond liners provided it is not in connection with concrete work.
This classification excludes concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the applicable concrete construction classification.
0101-40 Mowing or chemical spraying of roadway median strips, roadsides, and/or power line right of ways
Applies to contractors engaged in mowing, grooming, picking up litter, and chemical spraying of roadway median strips and edges, roadsides, and power line right of ways. Work contemplated by this classification includes spraying chemicals to control weeds and unwanted vegetation, tall grass, brush, brambles and tree seedlings as part of a roadway, roadside or right of way maintenance contract. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, a variety of equipment such as backhoes, tractors, push mowers, brush mowers, weed eaters, as well as hand tools such as machetes, sickles, and pruners.
This classification excludes mowing and/or grooming of roadway median strips, roadsides, and power line right of ways when performed by employees of cities, counties, state agencies, or other municipalities which is to be reported in the classification applicable to the type of municipality performing the work; forest, timber or range land contract work which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; and the felling and removal of trees by chain saw which is to be reported separately in classification 5001.
Special note: Classification 0301, "landscape construction," and classification 0308, "landscape maintenance," are not to be assigned to mowing and/or grooming of roadway median strips, roadsides, and power line right of ways.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 14-24-049, § 296-17A-0101, filed 11/25/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 09-24-082, § 296-17A-0101, filed 11/30/09, effective 1/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0101, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-501, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-501, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-501, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-501, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-051, § 296-17-501, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94; WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-501, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-501, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-501, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-501, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-501, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 76-36, § 296-17-501, filed 11/30/76; Order 75-38, § 296-17-501, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-501, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-501, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0103
Classification 0103.

0103-09 Drilling or blasting: N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in drilling operations for others not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, well drilling for oil, gas or water; exploratory well drilling; and drilling of holes in rock for shot holes. Such drilling generally contemplates the digging of a hole using a rotating or pounding type tool. Equipment used by drilling contractors includes earth auger drills, jackhammers, drilling rigs, and bits which will vary in size depending upon the terrain or material to be drilled and the depth and size of holes to be drilled. This classification also includes blasting operations not covered by another classification (such as the blasting of rock in connection with highway, street or road construction).
This classification excludes drilling operations performed in connection with concrete or building construction which is to be reported separately in the construction classification applicable for the work being performed; drilling done in connection with all types of underground or surface mining and quarry operations which is to be reported separately in the applicable mining classification; and blasting performed as part of building demolition which is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
0103-10 Geophysical exploration: Seismic detection of the mechanical properties of the earth
Applies to establishments engaged in geophysical exploration, by seismic detection, of the earth's subsurface. Work contemplated by this classification involves a seismograph work crew consisting of a party chief, a permit person, a surveyor, drillers, shooters, observers and a computer analyst. The seismic method utilizes a dynamite blast that simulates a miniature earthquake. The recorder of the vibrations is the sensitive earthquake detector which records the intense vibrations on a rapidly moving tape. The data collected from the tapes and photographic records are interpreted and a contour map of the rocks and their foundation to depths of several thousand feet is developed.
This classification excludes geophysical exploration without seismic detection which is to be reported separately in classification 1007.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0103, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-23-161, § 296-17-503, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-503, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-503, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-503, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-503, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-503, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 74-40, § 296-17-503, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-503, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0104
Classification 0104.

0104-12 Dredging, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in providing dredging services to others that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes cleaning, deepening or widening a body of water such as a harbor or other waterway. Scooping or suction machinery is generally employed in the dredging process to remove sand, clay, mud or other material from the body of water that is being dredged.
This classification excludes diving operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0202; underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1702; and dredging for the production of sand, gravel, or shale which is to be reported separately in classification 0112.
Special note: Dredging projects could occur on or adjacent to navigable waters (a harbor, river, canal) which is defined as those which form a continuous highway for interstate or international commerce. Workers who perform the work activities from a vessel could be subject to the Admiralty Law which recognizes such work crews and workers as a master or member of a vessel, and subject to federal law known as the Jones Act. Every person on board a vessel is deemed a seaman if connected with the operation while on navigable water. The term vessel has been interpreted by the courts to include any type of man-made floating object such as a floating derrick or dredge, or type of pontoon which is a flat bottom boat or portable float. Workers who perform the work activities from the shoreline or from adjacent areas such as an existing dock or bridge may or may not be subject to federal law covered under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. Usually, dredging projects involve a variety of types of work crews such as those working from a floating derrick or dredge, a pontoon, a shoreline dredge, workers who are on shore distributing the discharged material, as well as the maintenance and repair of the dredge and equipment. Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to either or both of these acts. The criteria used in determining federal law and coverage is based on the most current federal court decisions and case law.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0104, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-504, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-504, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-504, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-504, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0105
Classification 0105.

0105-13 Fence erection or repair: N.O.C.; parking meter installation; and placement of wire mesh on slopes for slope protection
Applies to contractors engaged in the erection and repair of all types of metal, wood, plastic, or vinyl fences not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes the use of a tractor with a propelled auger, or a mechanical or manual post hole digger. The poles or posts are set in the ground with small quantities of sand, gravel or concrete. Occasionally, a fence contractor may pour a concrete footing around the perimeter of the fence to be constructed. Work of this nature, when done in connection with a fence construction project, is included within the scope of this classification. This classification also includes the installation or removal of entire parking meter units, and the placement of wire mesh on slopes for slope protection.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in the erection or repair of brick, masonry or stone fences or planters which are to be reported separately in classification 0302; erection or repair of concrete fences or planters which are to be reported separately in classification 0217; and service or repair of parking meters which is to be reported separately in classification 0606.
Special note: It is common for contractors subject to this classification to sell kennel kits, fence repair parts and fencing materials. Sales of fencing materials by a fence contractor are included in classification 0105. Classifications 2009, 6309 or similar store classifications are not to be assigned to a contracting business.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0105, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-505, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-505, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-505, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), § 296-17-505, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-505, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-505, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-505, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-505, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-505, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-505, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0106
Classification 0106.

0106-00 Tree care and pruning services, N.O.C.
Applies to specialist contractors engaged in providing a variety of tree care services such as tree topping and tree pruning that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification generally takes place in residential areas, parking lots, business parks, shopping malls, or settings adjacent to nonforestry or timberland roadways. A primary purpose of this work is to remove tree or branch hazards from power lines, structures, or buildings. This classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Incidental ground operations such as picking up branches and limbs;
• Operating mobile chip machines used in connection with a tree care service;
• Spraying or fumigating of trees;
• Debris removal and stump removal when conducted by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes:
• Tree care services done in connection with an orchard operation which is to be reported separately in classification 4803 when performed by orchard employees;
• Tree care services done in connection with a nursery operation which is to be reported separately in classification 4805;
• Tree care services done in connection with a public or private forest or timberland which is to be reported separately in classification 5004;
• Tree care services done in connection with a Christmas tree farm operation which is to be reported separately in classification 7307; and
• Felling trees which is to be reported separately in classification 5001.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 14-24-049, § 296-17A-0106, filed 11/25/14, effective 1/1/15.]



296-17A-0107
Classification 0107.

Utility line and pipelaying construction, underground, N.O.C.
Applies to: Contractors engaged in underground utility line, cable, and pipelaying or pipeline construction.
Construction services performed by utility line construction and pipelaying contractors include, but are not limited to:
• Installation and maintenance of underground communication and power lines, including main, extension and outside service connection lines by utility contractors;
• Installation and maintenance of underground gas, oil or water mains;
• Pipelines such as those extending cross country.
Typical activities include, but are not limited to:
• Digging narrow trenches;
• Laying pipe or conduit;
• Making connections;
• Laying line or cable;
• Filling or backfilling trenches.
Typical machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Backhoes;
• Mechanical or manual trench diggers;
• Dump trucks;
• Automatic equipment which in one operation opens the trench, lays the line and backfills.
Excluded activities in this classification:
• Land or road clearing and excavation (report in 0101);
• Overhead television, power, or telephone lines including poles or towers (report in 0509 or the applicable utility company classification);
• Asphalt surfacing/resurfacing (report in 0210 or 0212);
• Concrete construction (report in applicable concrete construction classification(s));
• Construction specialty services including the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping (report in 0219);
• Installation and hookup of electrical wiring from where the utility company's lines end to the structure's power meter by the contractor wiring a building (report in 0601);
• Construction of sewer lines, drainage systems, canals, ditches, or underground tanks (report in 0108);
• Installation of cable in buildings (report in 0601).
For administrative purposes, classification 0107 is divided into the following subclassification(s): 0107-00; and 0107-01.
0107-00 Utility line construction: Underground, N.O.C.
0107-01 Pipelaying, N.O.C.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0107, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0107, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0107, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-50601, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50601, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-50601, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-50601, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-50601, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-50601, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-50601, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-50601, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



296-17A-0108
Classification 0108.

0108-00 Ditches and canals, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction of ditches and canals not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). A ditch or canal consists of a long trench dug in the ground that will remain uncovered to serve as an artificial waterway or artificially improved river such as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line. Work contemplated by this classification includes digging of main irrigation canals or drainage ditches and all laterals extending from the canal or ditch, installation of pipe, making connections as needed, and filling or backfilling as needed. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of machinery and equipment such as power shovels, backhoes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and mechanical or hand tool trench diggers.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 or 0212, and concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the applicable concrete construction classification(s).
0108-01 Sewer construction; septic tank installation
Applies to: Contractors engaged in the construction or repair of new or existing sewer lines and systems. This includes, but is not limited to, sewers, cesspools, drainpools, storm drains, and septic tanks including the drainfield construction.
Construction services include, but are not limited to:
• Installation and maintenance of all types of storm, sanitary or sewage lines and systems;
• Excavation and trench digging;
• Leveling trenches with fill material such as sand or gravel, including filling or backfilling;
• Installation of force main type sewage work;
• Installation of storm sewer lines including the outfall construction of drain concrete boxes, catch basins, manholes, and handling and laying of pipe (regardless of the size of pipe or depth below the ground);
• Making connections.
Typical machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Power shovels;
• Backhoes;
• Bulldozers;
• Dump trucks;
• Trenchless or directional boring equipment;
• Manual digging.
Excluded activities in this classification:
• Side sewer hookups (street to house) when performed by a plumbing contractor as part of a plumbing contract (report in 0306);
• Sewer pipe cleaning including services engaged in line cleaning and unplugging of waste lines (report in 0306).
0108-02 Tanks, N.O.C. - Underground: Installation, repair, or removal
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, repair or removal of underground tanks not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) such as those used to store gas or oil. Activities include excavating or digging of holes, placement or removal of tank, and filling or backfilling. This classification makes no distinction as to the size of tank being placed or removed. Usually, the actual lifting into or out of the ground occurs with the use of a power shovel, front end loader or backhoe. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes a variety of earth moving equipment such as power shovels, front end loaders, backhoes, bulldozers, and dump trucks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0108, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-0108, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0108, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50602, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-50602, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-50602, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-50602, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-50602, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-50602, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-50602, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-50602, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-50602, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



296-17A-0112
Classification 0112.

0112-00 Commercial production of sand, gravel, clay and stone products
Applies to establishments engaged in the production of sand, gravel, clay and stone products. Material may be excavated in an open or surface type pit at the production site, or from a mine or quarry operation. Sand, gravel and stone is washed, crushed, sorted, graded and screened. Sand or gravel in its natural state usually requires only screening with the larger stones being removed. The larger stones are crushed and rescreened. Clay is screened and graded. Refined products are stored in bins, hoppers, piles or yards prior to delivery by truck or rail to customers. This classification includes dealers who stockpile or store products in a yard type of environment prior to delivery to the customers when done in connection with the production of such products. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, scrapers, shovels, front end loaders, trucks, conveyors, jaw crushers, gyrators, roll crushers, and shaking tables.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in selling custom soil mixes, bark, decorative rock, sand, or gravel purchased from others which are to be reported separately in classification 1103.
Special note: Classifications 0112 and 1103 are not to be assigned to the same business unless all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
0112-01 Humus or peat digging
Applies to establishments engaged in the digging or stripping of humus or peat. Humus is a brown or black organic substance consisting of decayed vegetable matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the water retention of soil. Peat is a partially carbonized vegetable matter found in bogs and used as fertilizer and fuel. Work contemplated by this classification involves stripping material from the surface or bogs with mechanical equipment such as, but not limited to, power shovels, scrapers, drag lines, clamshell diggers or cranes, and hydraulic dredges. The material is conveyed from the pit or bog to hoppers by trucks or belt conveyors. At times it is necessary to grade, screen and dry the material prior to storage or delivery to customers. This classification includes dealers who stockpile or store material in a yard type of environment prior to delivery to customers when done in connection with the digging or stripping of such products.
Special note: Classifications 0112 and 1103 are not to be assigned to the same business unless all of the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
0112-02 Pit, crusher and bunker operations for road, street and highway construction
Applies to establishments engaged in pit, crusher and bunker operations in connection with highway, street or roadway construction projects. Generally, this type of operation is located in close proximity to the project site and is only set up for the duration of the project. Work contemplated by this classification includes excavating open or surface pits, scraping or stripping the surface, crushing, and bunker (storage) of material. Products extracted from the pit or surface include boulders, stone, rock, gravel, aggregate, sand, dirt or clay. These products can be used directly without any further refinements or could be washed, sorted, crushed and/or screened. Products are stored in bunkers or piles until needed. These products are used in a variety of ways as part of the roadway project such as, but not limited to, making preliminary roads into an area, filling in low or uneven areas, use as natural barriers, and bringing the roadbed and surrounding areas to grade. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, power shovels, scrapers, bulldozers, front end loaders and other earth moving equipment, trucks, conveyors, jaw crushers, gyrators, roll crushers, shaking tables, etc.
Special note: This classification is not assigned to contractors making the materials for their own road construction project.
0112-03 Sand, gravel, or shale: Digging, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the digging or dredging of sand, gravel or shale that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). The material is excavated from surface pits with mechanical equipment such as power shovels, drag lines, clamshell diggers or cranes, or obtained from nonnavigable waters by means of hydraulic dredges, clamshell dredges, etc. The material is conveyed from the bank, pit or dredge to hoppers by trucks, belt conveyors, narrow gauge railroads or pipelines. It is then washed, graded, screened and stored in bins, hoppers, or piles prior to delivery by truck or rail to customers. Sand or gravel in its natural state usually requires only screening with the larger stones being removed. In some instances, the larger stones may be crushed and rescreened which is included in this classification. This classification includes dealers who stockpile or store material in a yard type of environment prior to delivery to customers when done in connection with the digging or stripping of such products.
This classification excludes underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1702.
Special note: Classifications 0112 and 1103 are not to be assigned to the same account unless all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0112, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0112, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-50603, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50603, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50603, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0201
Classification 0201.

0201-01 Bridge, trestle, overhead crossing and viaduct: Construction, maintenance and repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of bridges, trestles, overhead crossings and viaducts including the foundations and approaches. These types of structures provide a series of spans or arches, or a type of vertical and horizontal framework for a road or railroad passage over an obstacle such as a waterway, wide valley, other roads, or railroads. Work contemplated by this classification includes the construction of approaches, abutments, foundation supports, framework, and includes all concrete, iron or steel, timber, or carpentry work to completion of the project. The approach is the area of ground or roadway built up just before entering onto a structure such as a bridge or trestle. The abutments are the reinforced foundation supports at the end of the approach which will bear much of the weight for the structure. The erection of the structure usually begins at both ends of the approaches and abutments and gradually continues toward the center of the structure. This classification includes activities such as, but not limited to, the placement and securing of piles, beams and members by way of boom or crane, forming columns, piers and supports, tying reinforcing steel, set-up and tear down of forms, pouring and finishing of concrete, installing precast deck supports, decking slabs and nonstructural members, constructing the retaining walls, erecting iron railings, and the installation of suspension cables and cable clamps. This classification also includes shaft sinking, pile driving, caisson and cofferdam work as it is considered an integral part of the structure's foundation and support.
This classification excludes asphalt surfacing/resurfacing on roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 and concrete paving which is to be reported separately in classification 0214.
Special note: Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to federal laws covered by the Jones Act or by the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. A detailed description of these acts can be found in classifications 0104 or 0202.
0201-04 Breakwater, jetty, levee: Construction, maintenance and repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of a jetty, levee or breakwater. These types of barriers or embankments are very similar to a dike, but involve substantially more construction in that they usually begin away from the water and extend into a body of water and are sometimes used as protection for a harbor to prevent adverse currents from interfering with shipping. Work contemplated by this classification involves building, protecting and/or filling in an embankment or barrier of a river, harbor or other body of water. The predominant activity involves earth moving or placing of fill or other material. This classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land, excavation, filling, and grading and involves earth moving equipment such as, but not limited to, drag lines, graders, scrapers, bulldozers, and dump trucks. Materials include, but are not limited to, dirt, sand, stones or boulders, concrete piles, timber or heavy timber cribbing filled with stones or boulders. Often, the barrier or embankment being built is seeded or paved in part with asphalt, concrete, soil, or cement to assist in strengthening the structure.
This classification excludes pile driving operations in connection with jetty, levee and breakwater operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0202, and asphalt surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to federal laws covered by the Jones Act or by the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. A detailed description of these acts can be found in classifications 0104 or 0202.
0201-05 Bulkhead retaining walls: Construction, maintenance and repair, riprapping - All water hazard
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of a bulkhead. A bulkhead is a wall or embankment constructed to protect against potential problems such as earth slides, erosion of banks alongside water, or excessive increases in the water level. Work contemplated by this classification involves building, protecting and/or filling in a wall or embankment of a river, harbor or other body of water, or other areas of land. The predominant activity involves earth moving or placing of fill or other material. This classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land, excavation, filling, and grading. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, drag lines, graders, scrapers, bulldozers, and dump trucks. Materials include, but are not limited to, dirt, sand, stones, boulders, concrete piles, timber or heavy timber cribbing filled with stones or boulders. Often, the wall or embankment being built, or if it already exists, is seeded or paved in part with asphalt, concrete, cement, or soil to assist in strengthening the structure. This classification includes riprap work which is a loose assemblage of broken stones erected in water or on soft ground. Such stone serves as a fill-in material to assist with the building of a dike, levee, or bulkhead.
This classification excludes pile driving operations in connection with bulkhead construction operations which is to be reported separately in classification 0202, and asphalt surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to federal laws covered by the Jones Act or by the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. A detailed description of these acts can be found in classifications 0104 or 0202.
0201-06 Concrete culverts; aluminum, steel, or other types of culverts over 12 feet
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or placement of concrete culverts or other types of culverts greater than twelve feet in diameter. A culvert is a sewer or drain running under a road, embankment, or structure such as a bridge. Culverts can be made of material such as, but not limited to, concrete, aluminum, and galvanized steel. Their primary purpose is to channel excess water away from the road, embankment, or structure to assist in preventing water damage or flooding. Work contemplated by this classification includes excavation, laying of sand or gravel, placement of culverts, and filling in the site.
0201-08 Tunnels and approaches
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction of tunnels and approaches including the lining, cofferdam work, shaft sinking, and well digging with caissons. A tunnel is a passage through or under a barrier to be used as a roadway, railway or pedestrian walkway. The approach is the area of ground built up before the entrance of a tunnel or similar type of structure. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the construction of approaches, shaft sinking, caisson and cofferdam work, boring, the framework or lining, and all concrete, iron or steel, timber, and carpentry work to completion of the project. In some instances, the initial phase of a tunnel project may require that the approaches and abutments be put in place. This may involve extensive excavation and fill work depending on how uneven the terrain is with the proposed tunnel entrances. The abutments are the reinforced foundation supports at the end of the approach and will bear much of the weight at the tunnel entrances. Most often, the abutments will consist of metal beams or concrete with reinforced steel, that are placed vertically, horizontally or at an angle into the ground. The boring of the tunnel may include the removal of earth, rock and water with mechanical equipment, drilling and boring machines, rock drills and chippers, explosives, well drilling with caissons, and the need for pumps and drains piped to the outside of the bore. Occasionally, a cofferdam is erected which is a temporary structure from which water can be pumped or sucked to provide a dry work area during construction of the structure. Once the structural support is complete, the cofferdam is taken apart and removed. As the bore progresses steel I-beams are placed and horizontal beams or solid bar stock are bolted or welded for support. Shielding the bore between the I-beams requires bolting or welding steel plates to the beams. This is followed by filling the gaps between the face of the bore and the shielding with sand or concrete grout. Some tunnels will then be lined with concrete, steel or tile, and lighting, ventilation and drains may be installed.
This classification excludes underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1702, and asphalt surfacing/resurfacing or concrete paving which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
0201-09 Diking, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction of dikes not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). A dike is a type of protective barrier or embankment which keeps a body of water such as a river in its proper channel and prevents the erosion of banks. Work contemplated by this classification involves building up and/or protecting the embankment. This classification includes, but is not limited to, earth moving work, assemblage of loose stone or rock, placement of sandbags or concrete piles, fill dirt or broken pieces of concrete, or building of crib work which may be filled in with stone or other types of fill. This classification also applies to diking or ditching work in connection with oil spill clean-up such as alongside a river bank or other shoreline.
This classification excludes pile driving operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0202.
Special note: Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to federal laws covered by the Jones Act or by the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. A detailed description of these acts can be found in classifications 0104 or 0202.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0201, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-508, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-508, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-508, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-508, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-508, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0202
Classification 0202.

0202-02 Pile driving - Wood or concrete piling construction
Applies to contractors engaged in pile driving and piling construction. Pile driving involves long sturdy posts or columns of timber, steel, or concrete being driven into the earth as a foundation or support for a structure such as a building, pier or wharf. This type of activity usually occurs when a portion of the structure is going to be under water, in mud, at a site where the ground is soft or unstable, or when the structure is expected to be of extraordinary weight. Work contemplated by this classification includes driving wood or steel beams, driving concrete columns, shaft sinking or caisson work, stacking of concrete piles, erection of a cofferdam, and includes all cross beaming, decking, and similar carpentry incidental to, and connected with, pile driving operations as part of the foundation construction project. Shaft sinking is removal of earth from a hole with a relatively small diameter and usually at a considerable depth. The cofferdam is a temporary structure from which water can be pumped or sucked to provide a dry work area during construction of the foundation or substructure. Once the foundation support is complete, the cofferdam is taken apart and removed.
This classification excludes diving operations or activities which are to be reported separately in classification 0202-04.
Special note: Pile driving projects could occur on or adjacent to navigable waters (harbors, rivers, canals) which is defined as those which form a continuous highway for interstate or international commerce. Workers who perform the work activities from on board a vessel could be subject to the Admiralty Law which recognizes such work crews and workers as a master or member of a vessel, and subject to federal law known as the Jones Act. Every person on board a vessel is deemed a seaman if connected with the operation while on navigable water. The term vessel has been interpreted by the courts to include any type of man-made floating object such as a floating derrick, pile driver or dredge, a barge, or a pontoon (which is a flat bottom boat) or portable float. Workers who perform the work activities from the shoreline or from adjacent areas such as an existing dock, pier, or bridge may or may not be subject to federal law covered under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. Usually, pile driving projects involve a variety of types of work crews such as those working from a floating derrick or pile driver, a barge, a pontoon, a shoreline pile crew, workers inside the cofferdam, as well as the maintenance and repair of the construction material or equipment. Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to either or both of these acts. The criteria used in determining federal law and coverage is based on the most current federal court decisions and case law.
0202-03 Wharf, pier, dock and marine railway: Construction, maintenance and repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of piers, wharves, docks and marine railways. A pier or wharf is a platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars. A dock is the area between two piers or alongside a pier or wharf. These types of platforms are for vessels to tie up and provide an area for loading, unloading, or repairing vessels. Most often, the construction of such platforms will include the foundation or substructure being under water or mud, and the remainder of the platform being exposed above the water or mud. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, construction of the foundation or substructure which consists of shaft sinking, pile driving, stacking of piles and/or erection of a cofferdam, and includes all concrete, steel or carpentry work after the foundation or substructure is built to completion of the project. Shaft sinking involves the removal of earth from a hole with a relatively small diameter and usually at a considerable depth. Pile driving involves long sturdy posts or columns of timber, steel, or concrete being driven into the earth as a foundation or support for the structure. The cofferdam is a temporary structure from which water can be pumped or sucked to provide a dry work area during construction of the foundation or substructure. Once the foundation support is complete, the cofferdam is taken apart and removed. This classification also includes caisson work as part of the construction for the foundation or substructure support.
This classification excludes diving operations or activities which are to be reported separately in classification 0202-04.
Special note: The construction of piers, wharves, docks and marine railways could occur on or adjacent to navigable waters (harbors, rivers, canals) which is defined as those which form a continuous highway for interstate or international commerce. Workers who perform the work activities from on board a vessel could be subject to the Admiralty Law which recognizes such work crews and workers as a master or member of a vessel, and subject to federal law known as the Jones Act. Every person on board a vessel is deemed a seaman if connected with the operation while on navigable water. The term vessel has been interpreted by the courts to include any type of man-made floating object such as a floating derrick, floating barge, a pontoon (which is a flat bottom boat) or portable float. Workers who perform the work activities from the shoreline or from adjacent areas such as an existing dock, pier, or bridge may or may not be subject to federal law covered under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. Usually, these types of projects involve a variety of work crews such as those working from a floating derrick or barge, a pontoon, a shoreline pile crew, workers inside the cofferdam, as well as the maintenance and repair of the construction material or equipment. Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to either or both of these acts. The criteria used in determining federal law and coverage is based on the most current federal court decisions and case law.
0202-04 Diving operations and subaqueous work, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in diving operations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Diving operations such as underwater diving, skin diving or scuba diving are performed in numerous types of uncontrolled environments such as the ocean, harbors, bays, dams, lakes, as well as controlled environments such as swimming pools or aquarium tanks. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, marine salvage and wreckage, underwater mining and sweeping, underwater construction or demolition, installation, repair and/or inspection of wharves, piers, and docks, inspection of ships, barges, and other vessels, underwater exploration, as well as diving instruction. Classification 0202 includes all diving activities with the following exception: Diving instructors who provide instructional lessons in a controlled environment such as a swimming pool may be reported separately in classification 6209 provided accurate time records are maintained for the instructional lesson hours. Failure to maintain accurate time records will result in the hours in question being assigned to classification 0202 without a division of hours between the two classifications.
Special note: Many diving operations and activities occur on or adjacent to navigable waters (a harbor, river, canal, dam, lake) which is defined as those which form a continuous highway for interstate or international commerce. Workers who perform diving activities (to include divers, deck hands, or "diving tenders" who are support personnel such as line handlers and pump persons) from on board a vessel could be subject to the Admiralty Law which recognizes such work crews and workers as a master or member of a vessel, and subject to federal law known as the Jones Act. Every person on board a vessel is deemed a seaman if connected with the operation while on navigable water. The term vessel has been interpreted by the courts to include any type of man-made floating object such as a floating derrick or dredge, a boat or ship, a barge, or type of pontoon (which is a flat bottom boat) or portable float. Workers who perform diving activities (to include divers, deck hands, or "diving tenders" who are support personnel such as line handlers and pump persons) from the shoreline or from adjacent areas such as an existing dock, pier or bridge may or may not be subject to federal law covered under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to either or both of these acts. The criteria used in determining federal law and coverage is based on the most current federal court decisions and case law.
0202-05 Geoduck harvesting by divers (to be assigned only by the maritime specialist)
Applies to establishments engaged in diving operations to harvest wild geoduck clams from natural areas. Work contemplated by this classification includes subaqueous harvesting of geoduck clams, sea cucumbers or similar marine life.
Special note: Many diving operations and activities occur on or adjacent to navigable waters (a harbor, river, canal, dam, lake) which is defined as those which form a continuous highway for interstate or international commerce. Workers who perform diving activities (to include divers, deck hands, or "diving tenders" who are support personnel such as line handlers and pump persons) from on board a vessel could be subject to the Jones Act or Admiralty Law which recognize such work crews and workers as masters or members of a vessel, and subject to federal law known as the Jones Act. Every person on board a vessel is deemed a seaman if connected with the operation while on navigable water. The term vessel has been interpreted by the courts to include any type of man-made floating object such as a floating derrick or dredge, a boat or ship, a barge, or type of pontoon (which is a flat bottom boat) or portable float. Workers who perform diving activities (to include divers, deck hands, or "diving tenders" or other support personnel such as line handlers and pump persons) from the shoreline or from adjacent areas such as an existing dock, pier or bridge may or may not be subject to federal law covered under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to either or both state fund or federal jurisdiction. The criteria used in determining federal law and coverage is based on the most current federal court decisions and case law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-0202, filed 7/22/08, effective 1/1/09. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0202, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-509, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-509, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-509, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-509, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-509, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-509, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 76-36, § 296-17-509, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-509, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0210
Classification 0210.

0210-00 Asphalt paving or surfacing: Highway, street or roadway
Applies to contractors engaged in forms of asphalt paving or surfacing, resurfacing, scraping, sawing, cutting or patching operations performed on or in connection with new or existing highway, street, or roadway projects including approaches and bridges. The process begins after the roadbed or roadside grade has already been established and the subsurface or sub base has been prepared. Work contemplated by this classification is limited to laying crushed stone, placement of expansion joints, application of oil or other adhesive bonding materials, and the surface spreading and rolling of crushed aggregate. Equipment used by a contractor subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, scrapers, graders, rollers, paving machinery, oil trucks and dump trucks.
This classification excludes preliminary roadbed or roadside construction such as clearing of right of ways, establishing grades, subsurfaces or sub bases which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; asphalt surfacing/resurfacing not in connection with highway, street or roadway projects which is to be reported separately in classification 0212; construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; and concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0210, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50908, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50908, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0212
Classification 0212.

0212-00 Asphalt paving or surfacing, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in asphalt paving or surfacing not in connection with highway, street, or roadway projects not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification covers all forms of asphalt paving or surfacing, resurfacing, scraping, sawing, cutting or patching operations not in connection with highway, street, or roadway projects such as, but not limited to, parking lots, airport runways and landing strips, driveways, walking paths, bicycle trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, and golf cart paths. The process begins after the land grade has already been established and the subsurface or sub base has been prepared. Work contemplated by this classification includes the laying of crushed stone, placement of expansion joints, application of oil or other adhesive bonding materials, and the surface spreading and rolling of crushed aggregate. Equipment used by a contractor subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, scrapers, graders, rollers, paving machinery, oil trucks and dump trucks. This classification also applies to the application of various types of cushion surfaces for playgrounds.
This classification excludes the preliminary clearing of land, establishing grades, subsurfaces or sub bases which are to be reported separately in classification 0101; asphalt surfacing/resurfacing in connection with highway, street, or roadway projects which is to be reported separately in classification 0210; application of asphalt sealant to roadways and parking lots which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; application of asphalt sealant to driveways which is to be reported separately in classification 0504-06; construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which are to be reported separately in classification 0219; and concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0212, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-50910, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50910, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50910, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0214
Classification 0214.

Concrete paving, repaving, and other concrete work associated with or connected to roadways (highways, streets, and other roads used for vehicles). This includes concrete work for:
• Highway approaches to roadways;
• Paving public or commercial parking lots (single-level and nonenclosed);
• Paving bridges;
• Curbs, gutters, and sidewalks along roadways;
• Median (divider) walls between roadways;
• Retaining walls along roadways.
The concrete paving and repaving reported in classification 0214 starts after the road's right of way has been cleared and excavated and its sub base is level and compressed.
Paving includes, but is not limited to, the following operations:
• Laying of crushed stone and grading or rolling the fill to level and compress;
• Placement of reinforcing steel or expansion joints;
• Set-up and tear down of forms;
• Pouring the concrete;
• Rolling and other finish work.
Operations reported in classification 0214 can also include work on existing surfaces; for example, scraping, sawing, drilling, or cutting concrete for:
• Repaving;
• Placing manholes, drainage grates, poles and posts;
• Repairing damaged concrete;
• Exposing underground pipes and utilities.
This classification does not include operations such as:
• Clearing right of ways, establishing grades, and preparing the sub base which are to be reported separately in classification 0101;
• Constructing covered or multilevel, public, or commercial parking garages, which are reported separately in classification 0518;
• Asphalt paving, surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• Concrete flatwork not in connection with highway, street, or roadway projects which is to be reported separately in classification 0217;
• Construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which are to be reported separately in classification 0219.
Classification 0214 is a construction industry classification (see WAC 296-17-31013).
For administrative purposes, classification 0214 is divided into the following subclassification(s):
0214-00 Concrete paving and repaving: Highways, streets or roadways, N.O.C.
0214-01 Concrete curbs, gutters, and sidewalks: Construction and repair in connection with highways, streets or roadways.
0214-02 Concrete median walls and retaining walls: Construction and repair in connection with highways, streets or roadways.
0214-03 Concrete sawing, drilling, and cutting: In connection with highways, streets or roadways.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-14-085, § 296-17A-0214, filed 7/5/16, effective 1/1/17. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0214, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50912, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50912, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0217
Classification 0217.

Applies to:
Contractors engaged in the construction and/or repair of:
• Concrete flatwork not covered by another classification (N.O.C.);
• Concrete foundations and flatwork for wood structural buildings;
• Concrete sawing, drilling and cutting not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Set-up and tear down of forms;
• Placement of reinforcing steel and wire mesh;
• Pouring and finishing of concrete;
• Concrete sawing, drilling and cutting operations in connection with wood frame and nonwood frame buildings and structures.
Projects could include, but are not limited to:
• Walkways, pathways, patios, fences and curbing;
• Concrete footings, stem walls, floor pads, cellar or basement floors, garage floors;
• Swimming pools and ponds;
• Sawing, cutting and drilling for ventilation boxes in the footings or stem walls;
• Cutting out for windows or doorways;
• Preparing to mount brackets for stairways or interior bearing walls;
• Cutting interior walls as part of a building renovation project;
• Cutting out for electrical and switch boxes;
• Repairing defective areas.
Excluded phases of work:
• Worker hours engaged in land clearing or excavation work for a land clearing or excavation contract, which are classified in 0101;
• Worker hours engaged in concrete work contained within a building or structure made of concrete, masonry, iron or steel frame, such as the foundation, floor slab, precast or poured in place bearing floors or wall panels, columns, pillars, metal erection or any other portion of the building or structure itself, which are classified in 0518;
• Worker hours engaged in paver stone installation projects such as, but not limited to: Driveways, walkways, patios and pool decks, which are classified in 0301;
• Worker hours engaged in concrete work performed on or in connection with projects on highways, streets, or roadways, including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, median or retaining walls, or sawing, drilling or cutting operations as part of the roadway which are classified in 0214;
• Worker hours engaged in bridge construction which are classified in 0201;
• Worker hours engaged in new dam construction which are classified in 0701;
• Worker hours engaged in concrete landscape curbing which are classified in 0301.
For administrative purposes, classification 0217 is divided into the following subclassifications:
0217-00 Concrete flatwork - Construction and/or repair: N.O.C.
0217-01 Concrete foundation and flatwork construction and repair: Wood structural buildings
0217-02 Concrete sawing, drilling and cutting, N.O.C.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-0217, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 17-03-109, § 296-17A-0217, filed 1/17/17, effective 4/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-0217, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0217, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0217, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50915, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50915, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0219
Classification 0219.

0219-00 Construction specialty services, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or removal of lighting for highways, streets, roadways, parking lots, and light standards. It also applies to the installation, repair, or removal of signs, guardrails, roadside reflectors, lane buttons or turtles, or lane markers not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Usually, these activities occur as finishing touches after new or existing roadways are paved or surfaced. Roadway lighting includes traffic signal lights, and halogen or mercury vapor lights mounted to metal standards erected alongside the roadway. Signs (such as speed limit, road condition, city and town mile destination) are mounted on overpasses or on wood or metal poles erected alongside the roadway. Guardrails include metal barriers mounted on wood or metal poles driven into the roadside shoulder. Lane markers, lane buttons or turtles consist of small reflectors, or chips of plastic or concrete attached to the road with an adhesive bonding material. This classification includes the related hook-up of power to the light standard.
This classification excludes the installation of power lines that feed into power poles which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification for the work being performed.
Special note: This classification excludes exterior sign erection, repair, or removal not in connection with displaying highway, street, or roadway information or conditions even though such signs may be erected or placed alongside roadways (such as advertisement bill boards, business, or personal property signs) which is to be reported separately in classification 0403.
0219-01 Construction specialty services
Applies to contractors engaged in specialty services such as the painting or striping of highways, streets, roadways, or parking lots not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes painting, striping, numbering, or lettering of highways, streets, roadways, parking lots, parking garages, airport runways, taxi ways, curbs, roadway dividers, median strips, and special traffic areas such as fire, bus, handicap, and no parking zones. The paint or other material used for these markings is usually applied to the surface using a mechanical device, either self-propelled or towed by a truck or other motor vehicle. In some instances, the paint will be applied manually with brush or roller which is included in this classification. This classification includes the application of asphalt sealants to roadways or parking lots; mechanically placed block or prefab panels next to a roadway for noise barrier, median, or retaining walls; and concrete barrier installation, in connection with road construction, by a concrete barrier rental business or by a flagging contractor who also supplies the concrete barriers. This includes the flaggers who are necessary during the installation of the barriers as well as any flaggers the company supplies to the road construction project itself.
This classification excludes the interior painting of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0521, the exterior painting of buildings or structures which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; application of asphalt sealant to driveways which is to be reported separately in classification 0504-06; the rental of the concrete barriers and other flagging equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 6409; and flaggers who are not employed by a concrete barrier rental business or by a flagging contractor who also supplies the concrete barriers which are to be reported separately in classification 7116 or 7118 as appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-0219, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0219, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0219, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-50917, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-50917, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-50917, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0301
Classification 0301.

Applies to:
Contractors engaged in the installation, service and repair of:
• Lawn type sprinkler systems;
• Agriculture sprinkler and irrigation systems, including above or below ground;
• New landscape construction or renovation projects;
• Invisible fence installation, which is used to confine animals within a given area;
• Paver stone installation projects such as, but not limited to: Driveways, walkways, patios and pool decks. Common types of pavers used include brick, concrete and stone.
Common methods of paver installation include:
- Interlocking concrete pavers, which are primarily sand set, but in some cases mortar set;
- Permeable interlocking concrete pavers, which are installed to help reduce stormwater runoff;
- Pedestal set pavers, when used for roof top decks and plaza areas to increase living space, or to meet certain environmental requirements (not acting as a roofing system).
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Producing preliminary drawings of a landscape or renovation project;
• Identifying area of land to be covered, to determine size and amount of pipe and sprinkler heads needed for irrigation/sprinkler system install;
• Preparing the ground (may include tilling and spreading of top soils);
• Trenching;
• Burying wire in trench (invisible fencing);
• Connecting low voltage transmitter box for invisible fencing;
• Installing/repairing sprinkler systems;
• Planting trees, plants or shrubs;
• Planting or replacing grass from seed or sod;
• Installing ground cover material or plastic to retard weeds;
• Placing concrete borders;
• Installing concrete, brick or stone pavers to create walkways, pathways, pool decks, or patios.
Typical machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Electric power tools;
• Fertilizer spreaders;
• Hand tools/rakes;
• Mowers;
• Small front end loaders;
• Tractors with till attachments;
• Trenchers;
• Wheelbarrows;
• Vibrating plow or pipe pulling machine.
This classification includes:
• Incidental construction of rockery, extruded concrete curbing, fences, ponds, walls, arbors, trellises and gazebos when performed by employee of a landscape contractor as part of a landscape contract.
- If these activities are conducted separately from a landscape contract and not part of a landscape project, they must be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
• Incidental construction of walls and rockery performed by employees of a paver stone installation contractor as part of a paver installation contract.
- If these activities are conducted separately from a paver stone installation contract and not part of a paver stone project, they must be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Note:
Incidental work is a minor part of an overall project or contract.
Example: A paving installation company creates the driveway, walkways, and patio at a residential home. The company finds that the lawn will slide onto the driveway unless a three foot tall retaining wall the length of the driveway is created. The creation of the retaining wall to protect the driveway is incidental to the paving installation project and may be reported in 0301.
Excluded phases of work:
• Worker hours engaged in open canal type irrigation systems, which are classified in 0108.
• Worker hours engaged in maintenance and cleaning of lawn sprinkler system pipes and heads done in connection with a landscape maintenance contract which are classified in 0308.
• Worker hours engaged in grading, clearing, or contouring of land which are classified in 0101.
• Worker hours engaged in bulkheads not adjacent to water, or similar structures built of rock, which are classified in 0302.
• Worker hours engaged in installation or on-site maintenance of roofing materials composed of impermeable barriers, sod, soil, and plants, sometimes termed landscape roofing, living roofing, or vegetative roofing, which are classified in 0507.
• Worker hours engaged in paver installation on a roof by a roofing contractor, when acting as part of the roofing system, which are classified in 0507.
• Worker hours engaged in installation or maintenance of a landscape roofing irrigation system, which are classified in 0507.
• Worker hours engaged in lawn care maintenance or chemical spraying or fumigating which are classified in 0308.
Note:
For rules on assigning and reporting in more than one basic classification, see WAC 296-17-31017 Multiple classifications.
For administrative purposes, classification 0301 is divided into the following subclassifications:
0301-04 Lawn type sprinkler systems: Installation, service or repair
0301-06 Agricultural sprinkler/irrigation systems, N.O.C.: Installation, service or repair
0301-08 Landscape construction operations, N.O.C.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 17-03-109, § 296-17A-0301, filed 1/17/17, effective 4/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0301, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0301, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0301, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-510, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-510, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-510, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-510, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-510, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-510, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-510, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-510, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 76-36, § 296-17-510, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-510, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0302
Classification 0302.

0302-01 Brick, block, and stone masonry work, including repairs N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in interior or exterior work in brick, block, stone, brick or stone veneer, granite, marble, slate, or quartz, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).
Projects in this classification include, but are not limited to:
• Decorative additions to buildings;
• Fences;
• Walls;
• Installation of slab stone or concrete countertops;
• Construction of entire buildings or structures with brick, block or stone products;
• Setting tombstones.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Cutting;
• Laying or installing;
• Polishing;
• Dry setting or adhering with mortar;
• Tuck pointing (filling and/or finishing brickwork or stonework joints with cement or mortar).
Excluded phases of work:
• Worker hours engaged in tile setting and countertop installations, as described in 0502, which are classified in 0502;
• Worker hours engaged in plastering, stuccoing or lathing work which are classified in 0303;
• Worker hours engaged in paver stone installation work projects such as, but not limited to, driveways, walkways, patios and pool decks which, if the conditions of WAC 296-17-31013 Building construction are met, may be reported separately in 0301;
• Worker hours engaged in mechanically placed block or prefab panels next to a roadway for noise barrier, median or retaining walls, which are to be reported in classification 0219;
• Worker hours engaged in concrete flat work which are to be classified separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• Worker hours engaged in all other masonry work (as described in 0302-02), which are classified in 0302-02.
Special notes: Contractors who operate a shop to cut, mill and polish stone products are to be assigned classification 3104-53 for the shop work; contractors operating a shop to make finished concrete products are to be assigned classification 3509 for the shop work. When a business is assigned classification 3104 or 3509 for the shop operation, then classification 5206 "Permanent yard or shop" may no longer be applicable to the business.
Contractors often have a showroom to display examples of their work and products which they install. If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met, then employees engaged exclusively in showing the display area or showrooms to customers are to be assigned classification 6303.
0302-02 Masonry
Applies to contractors engaged in interior or exterior masonry work including, but not limited to, the construction, repair, lining or relining of:
• Blast furnaces;
• Benches;
• Chimneys;
• Decorative columns;
• Fire pits;
• Fireplaces/pads;
• Outdoor barbeques;
• Ovens;
• Planter boxes.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Cutting and laying brick, block or stone;
• Tuck pointing (filling and/or finishing brickwork or stonework joints with cement or mortar).
Excluded phases of work:
• Worker hours engaged in plastering, stuccoing or lathing work which are classified in 0303;
• Worker hours engaged in tile setting and countertop installations, as described in 0502, which are classified in 0502;
• Worker hours engaged in concrete work, which is classified in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• Worker hours engaged in all other masonry work (as described in 0302-01), which are classified in 0302-01.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 17-03-109, § 296-17A-0302, filed 1/17/17, effective 4/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0302, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0302, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-511, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-511, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-511, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-511, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-511, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-511, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, § 296-17-511, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-511, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-511, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0303
Classification 0303.

0303-00 Plastering, stuccoing and lathing buildings, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in interior and exterior plastering, stuccoing and lathing work on buildings or structures not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes the lathing work which involves nailing thin wood or metal strips and wire mesh or Styrofoam panels to studs or joists to support the application of plaster or stucco, mixing of plaster or cement with water, and applying the mixture by hand trowel or low pressure spray apparatus to the lathing material.
This classification excludes masonry or brick work which is to be reported separately in classification 0302; interior painting which is to be reported separately in classification 0521; exterior painting which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; and concrete work which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0303, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-51101, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-51101, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0306
Classification 0306.

0306-00 Plumbing, N.O.C
Applies to contractors engaged in plumbing work not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes activities such as, but not limited to, rough-in plumbing work as part of new or remodel projects, placement of pipe (plastic, copper or galvanized), cutting and/or threading pipe, soldering, welding or gluing all types of pipe, fittings or valves, installation of fixtures (sinks, showers and tubs, faucets), installation of appliances (dishwashers, hot water tanks, refrigerators with ice and water dispensers), and other necessary plumbing activities in connection with water supplies, water carrying, dispensing, or drainage systems. This classification includes incidental side sewer hook ups (street to house) when performed by a plumbing contractor subject to this classification, and only when it is performed as a part of a plumbing contract which includes installation of waste lines and waste carry systems within a building; and sewer pipe cleaning including services provided by service providers engaged in cleaning or unplugging waste lines.
This classification excludes side sewer hook ups performed as part of an excavation contract which are to be reported separately in classification 0101, and underground water line or water main construction which is to be reported separately in classification 0107.
Special note: This classification includes the installation of display areas or showrooms which provide prospective customers an opportunity to inspect the quality of workmanship and products carried by the contractor. Generally, displays or showrooms are installed where the contractor stores his materials. It is common for contractors subject to this classification to sell plumbing fixtures and supplies, but the intent of these areas is not to sell products to walk-in customers. Sale of these products by a plumbing contractor is included in classification 0306. Classifications 2009, 6309, or similar store classifications are not to be assigned to a contractor's business. Employees engaged exclusively in showing the display areas or showrooms to customers are to be assigned classification 6303 provided the conditions of the standard exception general reporting rule have been met.
0306-02 Automatic sprinkler systems or fire extinguishing systems: Installation, service or repair within buildings
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of automatic sprinkler or fire extinguishing systems within buildings. Work contemplated by this classification includes installation of pipe, fittings, couplings, valves, hangers, regulators, and alarms in ceilings, walls and floors, and cutting and/or threading pipe. These systems are usually equipped to release dry chemicals or water automatically when the surrounding temperature exceeds a predetermined limit.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of outside lawn type and agricultural/irrigation sprinkler systems who are to be reported separately in classification 0301, and contractors engaged in all types of general plumbing installation or repair work who are to be reported separately in classification 0306-00.
0306-03 Boilers, steam pipes, water pipes, heating ducts: Installation of covering insulation
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation of insulated covering on boilers, steam pipes, water pipes and heating ducts to help them retain heat. A boiler is a type of enclosed storage tank erected within a building which heats and circulates extremely hot water or converts hot water into steam. Contractors subject to this classification may also install water jets inside the tanks.
This classification excludes contractors primarily engaged in the erection of boiler tanks who are to be reported separately in classification 0306-04, and the removal of asbestos from boilers which is to be reported separately in classification 0512.
0306-04 Boilers, N.O.C.: Installation, service or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of boilers not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), including boiler scaling and tank erection within buildings. A boiler is a type of enclosed storage tank erected within a building which heats and circulates extremely hot water or converts hot water into steam. Work contemplated by this classification includes the erection and/or installation of the boiler or tank (which is above ground), pipes, tubing, ducts, heating units, valves, headers, jets and insulation coverings. Also included is the process of boiler scaling which is the removal of scales or residue from the tank or pipes using chemicals, steam or mechanical methods.
This classification excludes contractors primarily engaged in covering a boiler and pipes with insulation covering who are to be reported separately in classification 0306-03, and the erection of exterior tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0508.
0306-05 Pump installation, service or repair, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of pumps related to water or waste carrying systems, and which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification applies to all types of water or sump pumps in connection with residential or commercial settings, water wells, and irrigation and drainage systems. A pump is a device that siphons or transfers material from one source or container to another. Activities include pump installation or repair services related to a building's water lines and water carrying systems, plumbing fixtures, dispensers, swimming pools and hot tubs, water wells, and agricultural or irrigation systems.
This classification excludes the installation of water pumps in connection with drilling operations which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; the installation or repair of service station pumps which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; and contractors engaged in all types of general plumbing installation or repair work who are to be reported separately in classification 0306-00.
0306-06 Water softening or treatment systems - Installation of new equipment systems
Applies to establishments engaged in the installation of plumbing lines for new water conditioning, purifying or softening systems. Establishments providing this type of service are not required to be a "licensed plumber" to do the installation; however, it does involve plumbing work. The installation involves cutting the water line between the water source and the building or home. The line is cut with a hacksaw, reciprocating saw, or copper tube cutter, depending on the type of pipe involved. After the line is cut, the water source is connected to the intake of the system and the building or home is connected to the outlet of the system with supply and return lines. The bypass unit will allow the water to remain hard for the outside faucet. A small rubber hose is installed under the house into the drain. Occasionally, a sump pump is needed. For plastic pipes, glue is used to seal the connections. On copper pipes, soldering equipment is used to secure the connections. Water softening is a process by which the water passes through a resin tank where calcium ions are exchanged for sodium ions, resulting in "soft" water. Periodically, the resin is recharged by "back flushing" with a saturated salt solution from another tank. Installations of this type include the two tanks, pressure regulators, valves, and in new facilities an automatic timer.
Special note: This classification allows for the service or repair of water softening or treatment systems to be reported separately in classification 0607 provided accurate time records are maintained which distinguishes new installation contract work from service or repair contract work.
0306-07 Hot water heater: Installation, service or repair
Applies to contractors engaged exclusively in the installation, service or repair of hot water heater units. Work contemplated by this classification includes removal of old units and the installation of new or replacement units. This includes activities such as disconnecting hot heater units, removal of plastic, copper or galvanized water pipes, installing or setting up new or replacement units, installing new pipes, cutting and/or threading pipe, soldering, welding or gluing all types of pipe, fittings or valves, filling and testing the new or replacement units, and wrapping hot water heaters with insulation blankets.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in all types of general plumbing work, or when the installation, service or repair of a hot water heater unit is performed as part of a general plumbing contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0306-00.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0306, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-512, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-512, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-512, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-512, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-512, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-512, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-512, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-512, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-512, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 74-40, § 296-17-512, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-512, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0307
Classification 0307.

Description:
Installation, service, or repair of:
• Heating systems, ventilation systems, air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems, furnaces, built-in vacuum systems, and pneumatic tube systems;
• Stoves that burn wood, pellets or gas.
Goods installed, serviced or repaired may include, but are not limited to:
• Air conditioning units;
• Air purification systems;
• Concrete pads;
• Duct systems;
• Gas stoves;
• Gas or electric furnace units;
• Heater units;
• Pellet stoves;
• Refrigeration units;
• System controls;
• Thermostats;
• Vents;
• Wood stoves.
Materials used by firms in this classification may include, but are not limited to:
• Fireplace inserts or units;
• Fittings;
• Flat sheets of metal;
• Galvanized pipe;
• Hoods and protective metal covers;
• Gas fireplace logs;
• Heat pumps;
• Hot water tanks;
• Insulation wrap;
• Preformed or bent venting duct and pipe;
• Vent collars and reels.
Work environments in this classification may include, but are not limited to:
• Construction sites;
• Residential customer locations;
• Commercial customer locations;
• Yards and shops;
• Display areas or showrooms.
Exclusions: Classification 0307 excludes:
• Worker hours engaged in sheet metal fabrication shop operations, which are reported separately in classification 3404. If records are not maintained for dividing worker hours between classifications, these hours must be reported in the highest rated classification as described in WAC 296-17-31017(4);
Note:
When a contractor's business is assigned a manufacturing shop or plant classification such as classification 3404, all shop and yard operations are reported in the manufacturing shop or plant classification and the special exception classification 5206 is no longer applicable to the contractor's business.
• Worker hours engaged in duct cleaning work, which are reported separately in classification 1105. If records are not maintained for dividing worker hours between classifications, these hours must be reported in the highest rated classification as described in WAC 296-17-31017(4);
• Worker hours engaged in other sheet metal installation or sheet metal construction, which are reported separately in classification 0519. If records are not maintained for dividing worker hours between classifications, these hours must be reported in the highest rated classification as described in WAC 296-17-31017(4).
Additional considerations for 0307:
• Classification 0307 is a construction industry classification (see WAC 296-17-31013);
• In most cases, contractors cannot have a store classification in addition to classification 0307, unless store operations are their principal business. To determine if a contractor can also have a store classification such as classification 2009 or 6309, apply the multiple classification rule (WAC 296-17-31017). If a contractor does not qualify for a store classification and if the work meets the restrictions described in the exception rule (WAC 296-17-31018) and the classification descriptions (chapter 296-17A WAC), the contractor may report employees working in a display area or showroom in classification 5206 or 6303.
Subclassifications:
For administrative purposes, classification 0307 is divided into the following subclassifications:
0307-01 Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and furnace systems: Installation, service or repair.
0307-05 Wood, pellet or gas stove: Installation, service or repair.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-14-085, § 296-17A-0307, filed 7/5/16, effective 1/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0307, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-0307, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0307, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-513, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-513, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-513, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-513, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-513, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-513, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0308
Classification 0308.

0308-00 Chemical spraying and fumigating
Applies to establishments engaged in providing chemical spraying and fumigating services only to established residential landscaping and commercial properties. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the application of various liquid and granular chemicals (fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, iron, nitrogen, slow release food stakes) for use on grass, plants, shrubs, flowers, trees, moss, ivy or weeds. Employees of establishments subject to this classification arrive at the location site in a tank truck equipped with a premixed solution that is dispensed with a spray hose, or by fertilizer spreaders, injection guns, and back pack dispensers.
This classification excludes chemical spraying of roadway median strips by nonmunicipal employees adjacent to state, city or town roadways which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; chemical spraying done in connection with forest roads or reforestation projects which is to be reported in the applicable forestry classification; pest and termite control which is to be reported separately in classification 6602; chemical spraying and fumigating by employees of cities, counties, state agencies, or other municipalities which is to be reported in the classification applicable to the type of municipality performing the work; chemical spraying of agricultural farms or orchards which may be reported separately in classification 4808 or in the agricultural classification applicable to the employer's operation; and crop dusting by aircraft which is to be reported separately in classification 6903.
0308-01 Lawn care maintenance
Applies to contractors engaged in maintenance of established lawns and gardens. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, mowing and thatching lawns, edging, weeding flower beds, raking, rototilling gardens, application of fertilizers, and spraying and trimming of shrubs. Also included is minor landscape renovation and/or restoration activities incidental to, and performed as part of, the lawn care maintenance contract for an existing lawn or landscape such as the removal and replacement of plants, turf repair or reseeding of grass, and the spreading of decorative rock, topsoil, or bark. This classification includes replacement of sprinkler heads and cleaning of lawn type sprinkler systems only when performed in connection with and incidental to the lawn care maintenance contract. Contractors who provide snow blowing and snow removal services using hand-held or push-propelled equipment are included in this classification. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, riding or power lawn mowers, power sweepers, edgers, thatchers, weed eaters, grass blowers, fertilizer spreaders, sprayers, gas or electric power tools, and hand tools.
This classification excludes new landscape construction which is to be reported separately in classification 0301; tree care and pruning services which are to be reported separately in classification 0106; grading, clearing, or contouring of land which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; installation, service or repair of lawn type sprinkler systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0301; the installation, service or repair of above or below ground agricultural irrigation systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0301; the installation or on-site maintenance of roofing materials composed of impermeable barriers, sod, soil, and plants, sometimes termed landscape roofing, living roofing, garden roofing, green/environmentally beneficial roofing, brown/biodiverse roofing, or vegetative roofing, which is to be reported in classification 0507; any installation or maintenance of a landscape roofing irrigation system, which is reported in classification 0507.
Special notes: Classifications 0308 and 0301 may be assigned to the same business provided that the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
Care should be exercised in the assignment of this classification when tree services are included. Tree care service contracts generally call for the radical topping, pruning or cutting of tree limbs to remove or eliminate a hazard to buildings, property, or power lines. Tree trimming as part of this classification is only for the purpose of shaping and maintaining healthy trees and to control size for the visual relationship to other landscape material.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 14-24-049, § 296-17A-0308, filed 11/25/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0308, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 09-16-110, § 296-17A-0308, filed 8/4/09, effective 10/1/09. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0308, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-51301, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-51301, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0403
Classification 0403.

0403-00 Sign: Erection, repair, and/or removal, including related painting and maintenance
Applies to contractors engaged in the erection, repair, and/or removal of signs, including related painting and maintenance. Signs include, but are not limited to, commercial business or personal property signs, advertisement billboards, poster panels erected at commercial or residential properties, private properties, buildings or structures, or open spaces. Signs may be made of wood, metal, plastic, glass, or neon tube. Free standing sign erection process begins with digging or drilling holes in which to stand or set poles or posts. The sign is attached to the pole or post prior to standing or is lifted with a boom or crane to be mounted and secured. Other signs are mounted and secured directly to buildings or structures. This classification includes the related electrical hook-up work to install neon and digital signs such as those located at banks and stores including the maintenance, repair, and painting of signs at the customer's location or at the contractor's shop.
This classification excludes the installation or removal of highway, street, or roadway signs that specify roadway information (such as speed limits, road conditions, city and town mile destinations) which are mounted on overpasses or erected alongside the roadway which are to be reported separately in classification 0219; the placement of temporary signs which is to be reported separately in classification 4910; or the manufacturing of signs which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
0403-10 Sign painting or lettering outside buildings or structures, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in sign painting or lettering outside buildings or structures not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), and includes all contractor's shop operations. Generally, this classification involves specialty lettering or painting such as, but not limited to, business logos, addresses, business hours or phone numbers, murals or other artwork.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in the installation or removal of highway, street, or roadway signs that specify roadway information (such as speed limits, road conditions, city and town mile destinations) which are mounted on overpasses or erected alongside the roadway which are to be reported separately in classification 0219; striping parking lots and painting curbs (and numbering on curbs) which is to be reported separately in classification 0219; sign painting or lettering inside of buildings, including inside murals or other artwork, which is to be reported separately in classification 4109; exterior painting of buildings or structures which are to be reported separately in classification 0504; painting or lettering in connection with an automotive body shop which is to be reported separately in classification 3412; and the erection, repair or removal of outdoor signs which is to be reported separately in classification 0403-00.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0403, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-516, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-516, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-516, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-516, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-516, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 74-40, § 296-17-516, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-516, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0502
Classification 0502.

0502-04 Floor coverings or countertops: Installation or removal
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or removal of floor coverings or countertops.
• Floor coverings include, but are not limited to, carpet, vinyl, laminate, tile, terrazzo, or parquet;
• Countertops include, but are not limited to, laminate, tile, and solid surface (synthetic).
Tile is various sizes and shapes, usually from 1" x 1" up to 24" x 24" and packaged in a box. Tile installation in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Ceramic, glass, or clay tiles;
• Stone in tile-size dimensions, often used for interior installations in floors, showers, countertops, and backsplashes such as:
– Granite;
– Marble;
– Slate.
Work contemplated by this classification includes the installation and/or removal of:
• Countertops;
• Flooring;
• Padding;
• Tack or door strips;
• Subflooring;
• Base boards;
• Artificial turf when used for areas such as patios, and laid similarly to carpet.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in:
• The installation of stone countertops as described in classification 0302;
• The installation of hardwood countertops or flooring which is to be reported separately in classification 0513;
• The installation of countertops as described in this classification when the installation is part of an interior finish carpentry or cabinetry contract, which is to be reported in classification 0513;
• The installation of brick, block and slab stone as described in classification 0302;
• The installation of roofing tiles which is to be reported separately in classification 0507;
• The installation of artificial field turf in landscaping projects or athletic fields which is to be reported in classification 0301; and
• Floor covering stores which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
Special note: Contractors often have a showroom to display examples of their work and products which they install. If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met, employees engaged exclusively in showing the display areas or showrooms to customers are to be assigned classification 6303.
0502-99 Floor coverings or countertops: Installation or removal
Applies to floor covering contractors who consider themselves to be independent contractors, have no employees, and have not elected owner coverage for themselves.
The purpose of assigning this classification is to allow the independent contractor the opportunity to be checked for "account in good standing" status for prime contractor liability.
Special note: Any contractor who hires employees or elects owner coverage is required to report in the applicable construction classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0502, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-0502, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0502, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-517, filed 6/6/06, effective 7/7/06; WSR 05-23-161, § 296-17-517, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 243, RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 04-20-023, § 296-17-517, filed 9/28/04, effective 11/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-517, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-517, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), § 296-17-517, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-517, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-517, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 75-38, § 296-17-517, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-517, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0504
Classification 0504.

0504-06 Waterproofing, N.O.C.: Buildings or structures
Applies to contractors engaged in waterproofing buildings or structures not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes the application of waterproofing or sealant material to surfaces or cracks and voids to eliminate leaks in all types of buildings or structures, regardless of height. Such structures may include, but are not limited to:
• Foundations and foundation walls;
• Walls;
• Floors;
• Decks;
• Fences;
• Walkways; and
• Driveways.
Waterproof material is applied to a variety of surfaces such as:
• Wood;
• Concrete;
• Asphalt;
• Steel;
• Metal;
• Plaster; or
• Stone.
There are several types of waterproof processes which may include:
• Membrane, which adheres long strips of rubber and pumice to exterior walls or foundations with the use of primer;
• Pressure injection, which uses a long wand inserted into the ground to fill cracks;
• Epoxy injection, which is performed on the interior or exterior with use of a caulk gun to inject a silicon material into cracks; or
• Application with use of a brush, roller or spray directly onto the surface.
This classification excludes:
• Excavation work performed in conjunction with a waterproofing contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0101;
• Waterproofing operations performed in connection with roofing or subaqueous work which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• The application of asphalt sealant or waterproof materials to roadways and parking lots which is to be reported separately in classification 0219;
• Filling cracks or voids with like materials which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the repair work being performed; and
• The application of waterproof materials performed by a concrete contractor as part of the concrete construction project which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: If excavation work is performed (to remove dirt away from a foundation wall or to push it against the wall after the waterproofing material is applied) classification 0101 applies, regardless of the type of contractor performing the excavation work.
0504-18 Pressure washing services or sandblasting, N.O.C.: Buildings or structures
Applies to contractors engaged in pressure washing or sandblasting buildings or structures, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes cleaning, washing, pressure washing or sandblasting to remove dirt, moss, rust or old paint. Pressure washing involves a forced spray of air and water to remove unwanted surface materials. Sandblasting, or abrasive blasting, involves a forced spray of sand, steel, or glass. This classification includes the cleaning of roofs, gutters, and downspouts, and the removal of moss or snow from multiple story buildings.
This classification excludes:
• Contractors engaged in multimedia blasting in shop which is to be reported separately in classification 3402;
• Pressure washing or sandblasting by a painting contractor as a part of the preparation for painting exterior buildings, structures, or the interior/exterior of tanks which is to be reported separately in the classification 0504-21;
• Pressure washing as a part of interior building painting contracts which is to be reported separately in classification 0521;
• Cleaning or washing roofs, or removing snow from, single story buildings (when the cleaning or washing is not part of a painting or roofing contract) which is to be reported separately in classification 6602;
• Waterproofing buildings or structures, N.O.C. which is to be reported separately in classification 0504-06; and
• Pressure washing or sandblasting operations performed in conjunction with and as a part of another type of business such as a foundry, metal goods manufacturer, auto body repair shop, etc., which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
0504-20 Lead abatement
Applies to contractors engaged in lead abatement which is performed on structures where there are significant amounts of lead-based paint and lead dust. Contractors must comply with various governmental regulations. The first step in all lead abatement projects is the preliminary testing of the site to determine the presence of lead and the extent of the contamination. If the ground surrounding the proposed worksite is contaminated, it will require remediation, which is done by a soil remediation contractor who is to be reported separately in the appropriate classification. The next step is deciding which abatement procedure is right for the project such as:
• Encapsulation which is used on interior surfaces to seal the lead-based paint with a bonding material;
• Enclosure which is used on interior and exterior surfaces and involves constructing special airtight enclosures made out of gypsum wallboard, plywood paneling, aluminum, vinyl or wood exterior sidings;
• Component replacement which involves removing building components such as paneling, moldings, windows and doors which are coated with lead-based paint and replacing them with new components; and
• Chemical removal, abrasive removal or hand scraping which are methods to physically remove the lead paint.
This classification includes all preparation work and all cleanup work.
This classification excludes:
• Soil remediation work which is to be reported separately in classification 0101;
• Asbestos abatement which is to be reported separately in classification 0512; and
• Lead abatement as part of a painting contract for interior/exterior of buildings or structures, or the interior/exterior of tanks which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
0504-21 Painting: Exterior buildings or structures, N.O.C.; Cleaning: Interior/exterior of oil or gas storage tanks, beer vats, and sewage treatment tanks
Applies to contractors engaged in painting the exterior of all types of buildings or structures not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), regardless of height. Buildings and structures include, but are not limited to:
• Bridges;
• Towers;
• Smokestacks;
• Stadiums;
• Factories;
• Warehouses;
• Stores;
• Churches; and
• Residential or commercial single or multiple story buildings.
Paint is applied by brush, roller or spray to a variety of surfaces such as wood, concrete, steel, metal, plaster, stone, or other types of exterior surfaces. This classification includes all preparation work such as the set up of scaffolding or power lifts, pressure washing, removal of old paint or asbestos, sandblasting, taping or masking, and cleanup work. This classification also applies to cleaning, coating, or painting the interior/exterior of oil or gas storage tanks, beer vats, or sewage treatment tanks.
This classification excludes:
• Contractors engaged in waterproofing buildings or structures, N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 0504-06;
• Pressure washing services or sandblasting of buildings or structures which are to be reported separately in classification 0504-18;
• Interior painting of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0521;
• Painting of murals or other artwork on the interior of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 4109; and
• Painting of murals or other artwork on the exterior of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0403.
Special note: See asbestos certification and training requirements at www.lni.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-11-082, § 296-17A-0504, filed 5/17/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0504, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0504, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-519, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-519, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-519, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-519, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-519, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 90-13-018, § 296-17-519, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-519, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-519, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-519, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-519, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-519, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 76-36, § 296-17-519, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-519, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0507
Classification 0507.

0507-05 Roofwork construction and repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or repair of roofing material on all types of new or existing buildings or structures. Roofing materials include, but are not limited to, felt roofing paper, rolled composition, wood, fiberglass or composition shingles or shakes, aluminum or sheet metal, masonry or ceramic tile, tar, and polyurethane foam. Installation of roofing materials varies with the product. Wood, fiberglass and composition shingles are nailed; masonry, slate or ceramic tiles require drilling, nailing or cementing; polyurethane foam is applied by spray then coated with a protective layer of paint-like material; hot tar requires melting in tanks, usually at ground level, then it is pumped or raised by bucket to the roof top and applied by spray or mop; cold apply uses an adhesive to bond roofing membranes to form a roofing system; cold tar is applied by brush, spray or mop; single ply involves large sheets of roofing material which are unrolled on the roof with edges overlapping and seamed; and metal roofing is seam welded or nailed. For purposes of this classification the term "roofwork" includes repairs to the subroof such as the replacement of trusses, rafters, supports, and sheathing, but excludes the placement of trusses, rafters, supports or sheathing on new building construction. Essentially, when removing the existing roof material from an existing building or structure it is not uncommon to find dry rot or deterioration to parts of the subroof. The repair of the subroof is part of the roof repair or replacement project and is included in this classification. By contrast, when a subroof is constructed on new buildings or structures, this activity is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed such as 0510 for wood frame construction or 0518 for nonwood frame construction. This classification includes the installation or on-site maintenance of roofing materials composed of impermeable barriers, sod, soil, and plants, sometimes termed landscape roofing, living roofing, garden roofing, green/environmentally beneficial roofing, brown/biodiverse roofing, or vegetative roofing; and any installation or maintenance of a landscape roofing irrigation system.
This classification excludes roof cleaning, moss or snow removal on single story buildings not incidental to, or part of, a roofing contract which is to be reported separately in classification 6602; roof cleaning or moss removal of multiple story buildings not incidental to, or part of, a roofing contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; the installation of gutters and downspouts which is to be reported separately in classification 0519; waterproofing parts of buildings other than roofs which is to be reported separately in classification 0504 and/or 0101; placing roof trusses, rafters, supports and sheathing on new wood frame buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0510; the application of polystyrene strips used as insulation on mobile homes which is to be reported separately in classification 0512; and placing roof trusses, rafters, supports and sheathing on new buildings, N.O.C. which is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
0507-99 Roofwork construction and repair (only to be assigned by the roofing specialist)
Applies to roofing contractors who consider themselves to be independent contractors, have no employees, and have not elected owner coverage for themselves.
The purpose of assigning this classification is to allow the independent contractor the opportunity to be checked for "account in good standing" for prime contractor liability.
Special note: Any contractor who hires employees or elects owner coverage is required to report in the applicable construction classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0507, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0507, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 243, RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 04-20-023, § 296-17-52002, filed 9/28/04, effective 11/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52002, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-52002, 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), § 296-17-52002, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-52002, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-52002, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-52002, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-0508
Classification 0508.

0508-00 Radio, television, cellular or water towers, poles and towers, N.O.C.: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of iron, steel, or wood radio, television, cellular or water towers, poles, towers and those towers which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the foundation/excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting them into place, and the installation, removal, service and/or repair of antennas, dish units and/or other transmitting/receiving apparatus to the structure. This classification also includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of a control building or installation of a modular control building which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow the separate reporting of excavation or foundation work irrespective of who performs the work. This classification includes specialty contractors who install, remove, service or repair antennas, dish units and/or other transmitting/receiving apparatus to a structure covered by this classification.
0508-01 Smokestack: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of iron, steel or concrete smokestacks. These structures are part of an industrial complex and facilitate the discharge of combustion vapors, gases, or smoke. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, installation of scaffolding, raising segments into place with a crane and welding or bolting them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and installation of any apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of a control building or installation of a modular control building which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation work irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-02 Windmill and silo: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of iron, concrete, steel, or wood windmills or silos. Windmills use the force of wind passing around the rotor blades to turn turbines and produce electric power. These may be built individually or in groups known as "wind farms." Additional apparatus and storage batteries are housed in separate buildings nearby. Silos are large cylindrical structures used to store grain or fodder (silage). They are filled through the top by means of a conveyor. Within the structure, augers and pumps can move the grain to blend, aerate, or feed it out the chute. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and the installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of a control building or installation of a modular control building which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow the separate reporting of excavation or foundation work irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-03 Oil still or refinery: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of oil stills or refineries. These facilities are basically composed of multi-story storage tanks, chimneys, pipelines, separating apparatus and steam generating systems. They receive unprocessed petroleum (crude oil) and convert it into usable products such as gasoline, kerosene, wax, grease and chemical feed stocks. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation and other concrete, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting framework, installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and the installation of apparatus in an oil still or refinery when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery or apparatus by a specialty contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; plant maintenance contract work as described in classification 0603; preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of control or pump houses and other buildings not part of the main processing plant which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation work irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-04 Blast furnace and metal burners: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of blast furnaces and metal burners. These are tall, very heavy gauge, cylindrical steel structures in which heated air and combustible fuels are combined to produce the heat necessary to separate the usable material in metal ores from the waste products. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, installation of a brick lining, raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and the installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of additional buildings as part of an ore reduction or metal producing facility which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation contractors irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-08 Elevated railway, tram, lift or similar conveyances: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of elevated railways, trams, lifts or similar conveyances. An elevated railway can be a full scale railroad or a smaller scale system such as a recreational monorail. For the purposes of this classification, trams are overhead cable cars, and lifts are similar to the typical ski lift. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting frames and supports (metal or concrete), installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting them into place, and installing and securing tracks, cables or pulley systems. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and the installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; or the construction of a control building or installation of a modular control building which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation contractors irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-09 Exterior tanks, N.O.C.: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of all types of exterior tanks not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). These tanks may be part of water storage and distribution systems, chemical or petroleum processing and storage operations, or other industrial applications. This classification includes the erection or construction of tanks that are elevated on structural piers and those that rest on the ground. These tanks may be constructed singly or in groups known as "tank farms" which are common to the petroleum industry. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, and raising structural members by crane and welding or bolting them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of a control building or installation of a modular control building which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation contractors irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-11 Crane or derrick: Installation, construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of nonmobile cranes and derricks for commerce and industrial use. Cranes and derricks can be very similar in that they are both defined as machines for hoisting and moving heavy objects through the use of stationary or movable booms equipped with cables. An object, sometimes weighing many tons, can be secured to the cables and moved into position along the length of a stationary boom or to another location within the reach of a movable boom. A derrick, however, can also be a permanent framework over an opening, such as an oil-drilling operation, to support boring equipment. The cranes included in this classification are those that are permanently installed at a marine port, cargo handling facility or an industrial facility to move supplies, cargo containers, or heavy objects (vertically or horizontally) that are being assembled and must pass through the length of a building to complete the process. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the placement of forms and reinforcing steel for a foundation (in the case of some structures described above, the additional reinforcing required to support the crane is usually contemplated in the plan for the building's foundation where the crane is being anchored), on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by hoist and welding or bolting them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the operation of mobile cranes which is to be reported in classification 3506, the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; and delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
Special note: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation contractors irrespective of who performs the work.
0508-12 Water cooling towers or structures - metal or wood: Construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction or erection, dismantling, maintenance or repair of metal or wood water cooling towers or vertical structures. These structures are usually part of an industrial complex in which water is used as a cooling element in a manufacturing process. The water, which absorbs heat from the machinery being cooled, can be circulated and reused after is has been channeled through a cooling tower to be chilled sufficiently. A common design allows the hot water to tumble down numerous open louvers or steps to lower its temperature. These towers are often composed of prefabricated parts which are delivered to the site and then assembled by bolting or welding together, then the necessary motors, pipes, fans and pumps are installed. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing of land (if done by the excavation contractor), excavating for the foundation, the placement of forms, installation of reinforcing steel, pouring and finishing the foundation, on-site fabrication and assembly of parts, erecting the frame, installation of scaffolding, raising structural members by crane and welding, bolting or otherwise fastening them into place. This classification includes the delivery of material and supplies to the job site and installation of apparatus onto a structure covered by this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification; the installation of machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the preliminary clearing of land by a contractor who is not also excavating for the foundation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; delivery of material to the site by employees of a material supplier or a common carrier which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and the construction of other related buildings at the project site which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
Special notes: This classification does not allow separate reporting of excavation or foundation irrespective of who performs the work. Construction of a water cooling structure that uses a horizontal rather than tower-like design is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-0508, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0508, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-521, filed 6/6/06, effective 7/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-521, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-521, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-521, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-521, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-521, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-521, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-521, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-521, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-521, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 76-36, § 296-17-521, filed 11/30/76; Order 75-38, § 296-17-521, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-521, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-521, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0509
Classification 0509.

0509-00 Overhead telephone or telegraph lines: New construction or extension of lines - Including poles or towers; erection, maintenance or repair by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of overhead telephone or telegraph lines, poles and towers. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing a right of way (excluding logging-type operations), boring holes for poles to be set in, installing cross arms, insulators and brackets on poles (which may be wood or metal), setting poles or towers into position, installing guy wires if necessary, stringing the lines, incidental tree topping, tying into the low-voltage power source, and making service connections when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Towers may be of a solid wall, cylindrical steel construction or of a fabricated steel cross member design reaching a height of about 50 feet, and are secured to a concrete pad or set into the ground. They may be used to elevate the lines to cross long distances or to support microwave antennae or receivers.
This classification excludes specialty contractors engaged in any single phase of the work described above: Land clearing and grading operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0101; erection of poles or towers which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; drilling holes which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; tree topping which is to be reported separately in classification 0106; service connections which are be reported separately in classification 0608; underground telephone line installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; and the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
Special note: If done by a telephone or telegraph company the work described above is included in classification 1303. A contractor engaged in the installation of electric and/or cable television overhead lines in addition to telephone and telegraph lines is to be reported in classification 0509-03. If a specialty contractor is only stringing telephone or telegraph lines, and not erecting poles or towers, classification 0509-00 is still applicable.
0509-01 Overhead television lines: New construction or extension of lines - Including poles or towers; erection, maintenance or repair by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of overhead television lines, poles and towers. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing a right of way (excluding logging-type operations), boring holes for poles to be set in, installing cross arms, insulators and brackets on poles (which may be wood or metal), setting poles or towers into position, installing guy wires if necessary, stringing the lines, incidental tree topping, tying into the low-voltage power source, and making service connections when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Towers may be of a solid wall, cylindrical steel construction or of a fabricated steel cross member design reaching a height of about 50 feet, and are secured to a concrete pad or set into the ground. They may be used to elevate the lines over long distances or to support microwave antennae or receivers.
This classification excludes specialty contractors engaged in any single phase of the work described above: Land clearing and grading operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0101; erection of poles or towers which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; drilling holes which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; tree topping which is to be reported separately in classification 0106; service connections which are to be reported separately in classification 0601; underground television line installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; and the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
Special note: If done by a cable television company the work described above is included in classification 1305. A contractor engaged in the installation of overhead electric and/or telephone or telegraph lines in addition to overhead television lines is to be reported in classification 0509-03. If a specialty contractor is only stringing overhead television lines, and not erecting poles or towers, classification 0509-01 is still applicable.
0509-02 Overhead electric transmission lines: New construction or extension of lines - Including poles, or towers; erection, maintenance or repair by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of overhead electric transmission lines, poles and towers. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing a right of way (excluding logging-type operations), boring holes for poles to be set in, installing cross arms, insulators and brackets on poles (which may be wood or metal), setting poles or towers into position, installing guy wires if necessary, stringing the lines, installing circuit breakers and transformers, incidental tree topping, tying into the high-voltage power source, and making service connections when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Towers may be of a solid wall, cylindrical steel construction or of a fabricated steel cross member design reaching a height of about 50 feet, and are secured to a concrete pad or set into the ground. They may be used to elevate the lines over long distances or to support electric power distribution apparatus.
This classification excludes specialty contractors engaged in any single phase of the work described above: Land clearing and grading operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0101; erection of poles or towers which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; drilling holes which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; tree topping which is to be reported separately in classification 0106; underground electric line installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; and the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
Special note: If done by an electric power company the work described above is included in classification 1301. A contractor engaged in the installation of overhead telephone or telegraph lines and/or television lines in addition to overhead electric lines is to be reported in classification 0509-03. If a specialty contractor is only stringing overhead electric lines, and not erecting poles or towers, classification 0509-02 is still applicable.
0509-03 Overhead transmission lines, N.O.C.: New construction or extension of lines - Including poles or towers; erection, maintenance or repair by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of more than one type of overhead transmission line, including poles and towers which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). If the contractor specializes in either telephone, telegraph, television or electric lines, they can be specifically defined elsewhere within classification 0509. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, clearing a right of way (excluding logging-type operations), boring holes for poles to be set in, installing cross arms, insulators and brackets on poles (which may be wood or metal), setting poles or towers into position, installing guy wires if necessary, stringing the lines, incidental tree topping, installing circuit breakers and transformers, tying into the power source, and making service connections when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Towers may be of a solid wall cylindrical steel construction or of a fabricated steel cross member design reaching a height of about 50 feet, and are secured to a concrete pad or set into the ground. They may be used to elevate the lines over long distances or to support microwave antennae, receivers or electric power distribution apparatus.
This classification excludes specialty contractors engaged in any single phase of the work described above: Land clearing and grading operations which are to be reported separately in classification 0101; erection of poles or towers which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; drilling holes which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; tree topping which is to be reported separately in classification 0106; service connections for cable television lines which is to be reported separately in classification 0601; underground line installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; and the felling of timber which is to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
Special note: If done by a telephone or telegraph company, the work described above is included in classification 1303; if done by a cable television company it is included in classification 1305; if done by an electric utility company it is included in classification 1301. If a specialty contractor is only stringing a combination of types of overhead lines, and not erecting poles or towers, classification 0509-03 is still applicable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 14-24-049, § 296-17A-0509, filed 11/25/14, effective 1/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0509, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52101, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-52101, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-52101, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-52101, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-0510
Classification 0510.

0510-00 Wood frame building: Construction or alterations, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in wood frame building construction or alterations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). For the purposes of this classification, wood frame building construction means buildings erected exclusively of wood or wood products. This classification includes all building framing activities done in connection with wood frame building construction including:
• Placement of roof trusses;
• Sheathing roofs;
• Installation of exterior building siding;
• Installation of exterior doors and door frames;
• Installation of windows, window frames, and skylights when performed by framing workers as part of the framing contract on a wood frame building;
• Erection of log home shells at customer's location.
The manufacturing of log homes in a permanent yard which includes peeling the logs, notching the logs with chainsaws, and assembly is to be reported in classification 1003-06.
This classification excludes all other phases of wood frame building construction not listed as part of the framing activities above such as, but not limited to:
• Site preparation and excavation (0101);
• Overhead or underground utilities, asphalt work, or concrete work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification;
• New landscape work (0301);
• Brick work (0302);
• Stucco work (0303);
• Plumbing work (0306);
• HVAC work (0307);
• Carpet and tile work (0502);
• Exterior painting (0504);
• Roof work (0507);
• Insulation work (0512);
• Interior finish carpentry - Interior doors, cabinets, fixtures or molding (0513);
• Installation of garage doors (0514);
• Installation of sheet metal siding, gutters, and nonstructural sheet metal patio covers/carports (0519);
• Interior painting (0521);
• Electrical work (0601); and
• Wallboard installation, taping or texturing which are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications. For a more thorough description of the activities included and excluded from wood frame building construction, review the Construction Industry Guide.
Special note: Classification 0510 also includes wood frame building alterations or remodel work when the activity involves building new additions. The term "new additions" is defined as adding on to an existing wood frame building (upwards or outwards) in which the use of structural supports and main bearing beams is required. This is distinguishable from classification 0516 - Building repair or carpentry work that typically does not require the placement of structural supports or main bearing beams. The purpose of classification 0516 is to build or rebuild with nonstructural or bearing beams, or to replace an existing portion (including existing structural and bearing beams) of a wood frame building for appearances or as a result of deterioration to make it appear new again. Care should be exercised as the terminology to build, rebuild, remodel, construct or reconstruct is irrelevant to assignment of classification which should recognize what the project actually involves.
Guidelines:
• Altering all or part of an existing wood frame building by adding on new additions - 0510;
• Constructing a new wood frame building that never existed - 0510;
• Remodeling all or part of an existing wood frame building without adding on new additions - 0516;
• Altering all or part of an existing wood garage by adding on new additions - 0510;
• Altering the existing interior of a wood frame building by adding exterior additions - 0510;
• Constructing a new wood garage that never existed - 0510;
• Constructing, altering, or remodeling the interiors of nonwood frame buildings - 0516;
• Constructing a new wood carport or wood shed that never existed - 0510;
• Constructing or replacing a wood deck for any type of nonwood building - 0516;
• Constructing or replacing a wood deck on an existing wood house - 0516;
• Construction of a new wood deck by the framing contractor when a new wood house is being built - 0510;
• Installation of windows, window frames, and skylights when performed by framing workers as part of the framing contract of a wood frame building - 0510;
• Installation of nonmetal siding on a new wood frame building or a new addition - 0510;
• Installation of nonmetal siding on an existing structure by:
- A siding contractor – 0510;
- A remodeling contractor with subclassification 0516-02 – 0510;
- A remodeling contractor with subclassification 0516-00 – 0516-00;
• Rebuilding an existing wood carport or wood shed (all or part) with or without new additions - 0516;
• Remodeling all or part of an existing wood garage without adding on new additions - 0516;
• Remodeling the existing interior of a wood frame building without adding exterior additions - 0516.
0510-99 Wood frame building: Construction or alteration, N.O.C. (only to be assigned by the wood framing specialist)
Applies to framing contractors who consider themselves to be independent contractors, have no employees, and have not elected owner coverage for themselves.
The purpose of assigning this classification is to allow the independent contractor the opportunity to be checked for "account in good standing" status for prime contractor liability.
Special note: Any contractor who hires employees or elects owner coverage is required to report in the applicable construction classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0510, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14; WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-0510, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0510, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-0510, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-0510, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0510, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 243, RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 04-20-023, § 296-17-52102, filed 9/28/04, effective 11/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-52102, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52102, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52102, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-52102, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-52102, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-52102, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-52102, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86.]



296-17A-0511
Classification 0511.

0511-00 Glass installation in buildings
Applies to contractors and glass merchants engaged in the installation and/or removal of glass in buildings and residences. This type of work is generally performed by a "glazier" who installs, removes, and/or boards up broken or damaged window or door glass. This classification includes a variety of glass, plastic and similar materials in buildings and residences, including exterior glass curtain walls on multistory buildings, skylights, mirrors, storm windows, window sashes and window/door glass. This classification also includes glass tinting or the application of tinted plastic film to glass windows and doors in buildings or residences.
This classification excludes glass merchants which are to be reported separately in classification 1108; the installation of auto glass which is to be reported separately in classification 1108 when performed at or away from the glass merchant's shop; glass frosting, etching or beveling which is to be reported separately in classification 1108; tinting or the application of tinted plastic film to auto glass by an auto detailer which is to be reported separately in classification 3406; glass manufacturing which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; and the installation of windows, window frames and skylights when performed as part of a framing contract on a wood frame building by the framing workers which is to be reported separately in classification 0510.
Special note: Care should be exercised when determining if the business is a glass installation contractor or a glass merchant. A glass merchant in classifications 1108 and 0511, does not qualify for classification 5206 "Permanent yard or shop." However, if the business is engaged exclusively as a glass installation contractor, and not as a glass merchant, the contractor's business may qualify for classification 5206 for the storage of materials.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0511, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52103, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-52103, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-52103, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86.]



296-17A-0512
Classification 0512.

0512-00 Insulation or sound proofing materials: Installation, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in installing insulation or sound proofing materials not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes the installation or removal of insulation material for all types of residential or commercial buildings or structures. Insulation materials include, but are not limited to:
• Flexible types in the form of blankets, rolls or quilts;
• Loose fills or mineral substances in granulated, powder, cellulose or fibrous wood forms;
• Pads and bats of mineral wool;
• Slabs of cork board or wood fiber;
• Rigid types such as wood and sugarcane fiberboard or panels; and
• The reflective type often consisting of aluminum foil encased in paper.
The methods of installation include hand, blower, nailing, or cementing with special adhesive.
This classification includes:
• Installation of suspended or acoustical grid ceilings;
• Installation of weather strip and caulking, roof or soffit ventilators, energy efficient doors and related carpentry work done in connection with the weatherization or retrofitting of buildings and residences;
• Application of polystyrene strips placed as insulation on the tops of mobile homes.
This classification excludes:
• Installation of glass windows in buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0511;
• Energy auditors with no installation or delivery duties who may be reported separately in classification 6303 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met;
• Asbestos abatement which is to be reported separately in classification 0512-01; lead abatement which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; and
• Installation of insulated covering on boilers or steam pipes which is to be reported separately in classification 0306.
Special note: See asbestos certification and training requirements at www.lni.wa.gov.
0512-01 Asbestos abatement
Applies to contractors engaged in the removal of asbestos. Work contemplated by this classification includes all operations such as, but not limited to:
• Removal of damaged, deteriorated or unwanted existing asbestos coverings and material from buildings and other structures such as, but not limited to, ceilings, walls, partitions, floors, and from around air conditioning and heating ducts;
• Removal of asbestos insulated covering around boilers and steam pipes, asbestos used as insulation, fireproofing, and in various building materials such as floor coverings, ceiling tiles, cement sheeting, granular and corrugated wrap, and acoustical and decorative treatment for walls and ceilings.
This classification excludes:
• Contractors engaged in the installation of boiler and steam pipe insulation coverings who are to be reported separately in classification 0306;
• Lead abatement which is to be reported separately in classification 0504;
• Asbestos abatement as a part of painting the interior or exterior of buildings or structures or the interior/exterior of tanks which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
Special note: See asbestos certification and training requirements at www.lni.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-11-082, § 296-17A-0512, filed 5/17/16, effective 7/1/16. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0512, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52104, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-52104, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-52104, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-52104, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-52104, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86.]



296-17A-0513
Classification 0513.

0513-00 Interior finish carpentry
Applies to contractors engaged in interior finish carpentry work for all types of buildings. Generally, the interior finish carpentry work begins after the drywall, taping, texturing, and painting or wallpapering is complete. This classification includes a variety of interior finish or trim carpentry work including, but not limited to, installation of:
• Cabinets such as kitchen, medicine, laundry and storage;
• Closet organizers;
• Filing systems;
• Hardwood counters and flooring;
• Interior doors and door frames;
• Interior fixtures such as towel bars and tissue holders;
• Stair railings, posts and banisters;
• Wood fireplace mantels;
• Wood paneling, wainscoting, and molding.
Included in this classification is the installation of countertops as described in classification 0502, when part of a contract which includes the installation of cabinets or other interior finish or carpentry work. Also included is the finishing and/or refinishing of hardwood floors.
Excluded from this classification are the following types of work which are to be reported in the applicable classification:
• Countertop installation as described in classification 0502 and not as part of a cabinet installation contract;
• Countertop installation as described in classification 0302;
• Carpentry work on the exterior of a building;
• Concrete;
• Electrical;
• Framing interior walls;
• Garage or exterior door installation;
• Glazing;
• Insulation;
• Masonry;
• Painting;
• Plastering;
• Plumbing;
• Taping and texturing;
• Wallboard.
Special notes: Generally, displays or showrooms are maintained where the contractors store their materials. It is common for contractors subject to this classification to sell some interior finish-related products, but the intent of these areas is not to sell products to walk-in customers. This classification includes the installation of cabinet display areas or showrooms which provide prospective customers an opportunity to inspect the quality of workmanship and products carried by the contractor. Sale of these products by an interior finish contractor is included in classification 0513. Classifications 2009, 6309, or similar store classifications, are not to be assigned to a contracting business. If all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering standard exception employees have been met, employees engaged exclusively in showing the display areas or showrooms to customers are to be assigned classification 6303.
Contractors who operate a wood cabinet manufacturing or assembly shop away from the construction site are to be assigned classification 2907 for the shop manufacturing work. When a contractor's business is assigned classification 2907 for the shop operation, then classification 5206, "Permanent yard or shop" may no longer be applicable to the contractor's business.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0513, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0513, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52105, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-52105, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-0514
Classification 0514.

0514-00 Garage or overhead door: Installation, service or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of garage or overhead doors made of wood or metal. As part of a new construction project, the installation usually occurs before the building or structure is painted. Garage or overhead door installation can also occur as a replacement to an existing door or as an alteration or addition to a building or structure. The process involves installing door tracks on both sides of the doorway, inserting the door, which usually consists of panels or sections, into the tracks, and attaching panels or sections to one another. This classification also includes the installation of automatic door openers when performed as a part of the garage or overhead door installation contract, and by the same contractor installing the doors.
This classification excludes the installation, service or repair of commercial automatic door openers when it is not performed as a part of the garage or overhead door installation contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the installation, service or repair of residential automatic door openers when it is not performed as a part of the garage or overhead door installation contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0607; the installation of exterior glass doors and door frames such as nonautomatic and automatic opening doors at retail establishments or commercial buildings which are to be reported separately in classification 0511; the installation of interior or exterior doors and door frames when performed by a framing contractor as part of framing a wood frame building which is to be reported separately in classification 0510; the installation of interior doors and door frames which is to be reported separately in classification 0513; the installation of wood, fiberglass or metal exterior doors as part of a nonwood frame building when performed by employees of the general contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0518; and the repair or replacement of wood, fiberglass or metal doors on an existing building which is to be reported separately in classification 0516.
0514-01 Nonstructural metal additions to buildings or structures: Installation, removal, alteration, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, removal, alteration, and/or repair of nonstructural additions to buildings or structures. Nonstructural metal additions include, but are not limited to, fire escapes, staircases, balconies, railings, roll down shutters, window or door lintels, protective window or door gratings, bank cages, decorative elevator entrances or doors, permanent stadium seating, and wall facades and facings. Generally, the process involves bolting, screwing, riveting, or welding these additions to the interior or exterior of buildings or structures. Contractors who operate a shop to prefabricate the additions are to be assigned the classification applicable for the shop manufacturing work being performed. When a contractor's business is assigned a manufacturing classification for shop operations, classification 5206, "Permanent yard or shop," is no longer applicable to the contractor's business for the storage of materials or repair of equipment.
This classification excludes sheet metal installation such as siding, gutters and downspouts, and nonstructural sheet metal patio covers/carports which are to be reported separately in classification 0519; the installation, repair or dismantling of portable bleachers or stages which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; and the erection of commercial metal carports, service station canopies, and structural iron or steel work as part of a building or structure which is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0514, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0514, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-23-161, § 296-17-52106, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-52106, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52106, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52106, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52106, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-52106, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88.]



296-17A-0516
Classification 0516.

0516-00 Building repair, remodeling and carpentry
This subcode applies to a firm that chooses to report all construction phases in one classification. This is to simplify recordkeeping.
Applies to contractors engaged in building repair, remodeling and carpentry work.
This classification applies to:
• Remodeling and carpentry-related framing work on concrete, brick and steel buildings.
• Wood framed building renovation and remodeling projects when the skeleton framework is not being modified or altered.
Typical projects include, but are not limited to:
• Interior building demolition ("strip outs") involving only the removal of interior walls, partitions, interior trim, cabinetry, doors, flooring and related construction materials;
• Converting a room from one use to another, such as a bedroom to a study, or a garage to a family room;
• Enlarging or reconfiguring a room by removing or adding an interior wall;
• Upgrading a kitchen or bathroom;
• Repairing or installing all types of siding on an existing structure;
• Adding structures such as a wooden deck to an existing building, screening a porch, installing a wood patio cover, or assembling sheet metal tool or garden sheds.
Contractors subject to this classification use a variety of dimensional lumber and wood products, light weight metal studs and plastic and fiber reinforced boards, metal fasteners (nails, screws and bolts), and metal reinforcing or support straps such as joist hangers and post brackets.
This classification includes:
• Framing of wood structures with light weight metal studs.
• Installation of earthquake tie downs on residential buildings.
• Specialty service providers or contractors engaged in providing general repair services or performing remodeling projects on buildings and structures.
Contractors who alter, remodel or repair existing structures and have opted to report their construction activities under this single subclassification 0516-00 are not to be assigned any other construction classification with the exception of roof work or roofing which is to be reported separately in classification 0507-05.
Special note: Businesses assigned to this classification are distinguishable from those assigned to classification 0516-02, in that 0516-02 requires each phase of construction to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification(s).
Contractors that build new wood structural additions as part of a remodeling contract must also report each phase separately. They must use classification 0510-00 to report the new framing. All other phases of the construction must be reported separately in the appropriate classification(s) as noted in the text of classification 0516-02.
Contractors that build new structural additions and also repair and remodel existing structures will be assigned both 0510-00 and 0516-02 in addition to any other appropriate classification. 0516-00 will not be assigned to these employers.
Subclassifications 0516-00 and 0516-02 cannot be active on an account at the same time.
0516-01 Wood playground equipment: Installation and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation and/or repair of wood playground equipment. Work contemplated by this classification begins after the area of land has been excavated and/or cleared and includes installing wood playground equipment at private residences and in public settings such as, but not limited to, schools, parks, day care centers, churches, and hotels. This classification usually includes a variety of playground equipment comprised of treated wood beams, poles, posts, and a variety of dimensional lumber used in building swings, forts, stationary and swinging bridges, balance beams, climbing towers, slides, and rope and tire walks. Generally, the process involves setting poles or posts with use of a post hole digger, backhoe or tractor equipped with an auger. The poles or posts may be set in concrete. Depending on the piece of equipment being built, use of beams, planks, dimensional lumber, rope, chains, tires, and metal bars or rings, are securely attached with nails, screws, bolts or eye hooks. This classification includes the building of borders surrounding the playground equipment area with beams or railroad ties and the spreading of pea gravel, sand or wood chips underneath the equipment.
This classification excludes the installation of metal playground equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603, and the excavation or clearing of land which is to be reported separately in classification 0101.
0516-02 Building repair, remodeling and carpentry, N.O.C.
This subcode applies to a firm that chooses to report all construction phases into separate construction classifications.
Applies to contractors engaged in building repair, remodeling and carpentry work, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).
This classification applies to:
• Remodeling and carpentry-related framing work on the interior of concrete, brick and steel buildings.
• Wood framed building renovation and remodeling projects when the skeleton framework is not being modified or altered.
Typical projects include, but are not limited to:
• Interior building demolition ("strip outs") involving only the removal of interior walls, partitions, interior trim, cabinetry, doors, flooring and related construction materials.
• Converting a room from one use to another, such as a bedroom to a study, or a garage to a family room.
• Enlarging or reconfiguring a room by removing or adding an interior wall.
• Upgrading a kitchen or bathroom.
• Adding structures such as a wooden deck to an existing building, screening a porch, installing a wood patio cover, or assembling sheet metal tool or garden sheds.
Contractors subject to this classification use a variety of dimensional lumber and wood products, light weight metal studs and plastic and fiber reinforced boards, metal fasteners (nails, screws and bolts), and metal reinforcing or support straps such as joist hangers and post brackets.
This classification includes:
• Framing of wood structures with light weight metal studs.
• Installation of earthquake tie downs on residential buildings.
• Specialty service providers or contractors engaged in providing general repair services or performing remodeling projects on buildings and structures.
Except for interior demolition, framing and drywall which are to be reported in classification 0516-02, each phase must be reported separately in the appropriate classification noted below, but not limited to:
Concrete foundations/slabs
0217
Interior painting
0521
Counter tops
0302/0502
Metal siding/gutters
0519
Drywall
0550/0551
Plumbing
0306
Electrical
0601
Roofing new construction
0507
Roof work includes repairs to trusses, rafters, supports and sheathing
0507
Exterior painting
0504
Wood framing/sheathing/windows/nonmetal siding
0510
Floor coverings
0502
Interior finish carpentry
0513
Window installation (not part of a framing contract)
0511
Insulation
0512
Masonry
0302
Brick
0302
Reference:
Contractors performing remodeling or alteration projects which involve new structural additions must report that activity in classification 0510-00 and any other applicable classification(s) noted above.
Contractors who alter, remodel or repair existing structures can choose to report all hours in classification 0516-00. This classification excludes roofing or roof work which is to be reported in 0507-05. This method can simplify recordkeeping.
Special note: Proper reporting in multiple construction classifications requires special care in maintaining required records. If these records have not been maintained as required, all worker hours for which the records were not maintained will be reassigned to the highest rated classification applicable to the work that was performed.
Reference:
Averages, estimates or percentages are not allowed.
Reference:
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0516, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14; WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-0516, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1), and Title 51 RCW. WSR 09-16-107, § 296-17A-0516, filed 8/4/09, effective 1/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0516, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-52108, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52108, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52108, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-52108, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52108, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-52108, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88.]



296-17A-0517
Classification 0517.

0517-00 Factory built housing units: Set up by contractor or by employees of the manufacturer
Applies to the set up of factory built housing units such as mobile/manufactured homes, modular homes, or prefab cedar homes by contractors who work independently from a sales dealership or by employees of the manufacturer. This classification includes, but is not limited to, delivery of the factory built unit when performed by the set up contractor. The set up process includes placement of the unit or unit sections on blocks or foundations; joining the interior and exterior sections which may involve incidental placement of ridge cap, siding, trim boards, moldings, and interior seams; plumbing and electrical connections; and the installation of skirting, awnings or decks.
This classification excludes mobile home or factory built housing sales dealerships who set up and/or deliver the unit to a sales location or customer's site which are to be reported separately in classification 3415; the delivery of a mobile home or other factory built housing unit by a trucking service which is to be reported separately in classification 1102; the pouring of foundations; and/or the construction of nonstructural sheet metal patio covers/carports, garages or storage sheds regardless if performed by employees of the set up contractor or by another contractor which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
0517-01 Building raising, moving and underpinning
Applies to contractors engaged in raising, moving and underpinning buildings. Work contemplated by this classification includes a variety of services involving the change of a building's elevation, location or support structure including incidental shoring and removal or rebuilding of walls, foundations, columns or piers. Employees of the contractor responsible for the overall completion of the project are to be reported in this classification. Underpinning is a process to correct wall cracks, foundation settling or collapse of a building or structure. Generally, underpinning involves one of two methods. In the first method, earth around a foundation is removed to permit construction of a new foundation to replace the old one or to allow for the installation of subfoundations to support the existing earth. This would include masonry or concrete work, blasting (when required) and shoring of surrounding ground and building or structure to prevent cave-ins while foundation work is being performed. The second method deals with steel or wooden beams being inserted through a lower point of the building or structure. The beams are raised and supported by jacks until the foundation is relieved of some or all of its ground pressure. Building raising or moving is a process to change a building's position, either raised to a new elevation in place or moved to a new site, or both. Workers, subcontractors or utility companies will first disconnect all utilities from the building or structure to be moved. Workers will remove all detachable items and open foundation walls to allow metal or wood beams to be placed under the floor structure. Once beams are placed, hydraulic jacks are used to lift the building or structure clear of the old foundation high enough for a new foundation to be constructed, or high enough to allow the carrying vehicle (trailer) to be placed under the beams if it is to be moved. The trailer is moved along a previously graded and cleared path to the new location. The building or structure is then set down on a new foundation which is usually constructed by a separate contractor. Miscellaneous repair work is performed and utilities are reconnected.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in clearing paths, grading and excavation work who are to be reported separately in classification 0101; contractors who disconnect or hook-up underground gas, water or power lines who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors who construct concrete foundations for wood frame or nonwood frame buildings who are to be reported separately in classification 0217, or in classification 0518 as applicable; and contractors engaged in the delivery and set up of factory built housing units who are to be reported separately in classification 0517.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0517, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-52109, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52109, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52109, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52109, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90.]



296-17A-0518
Classification 0518.

0518-00 Nonwood frame buildings and structures, new construction and repair, N.O.C.
Applies to work on nonwood frame buildings and structures (without regard to size or number of stories) when the superstructure (skeleton framework or building shell) consists of concrete, iron or steel, or a combination of concrete, iron, steel and/or wood, as well as all other building construction not covered by another classification. It includes, but is not limited to, structures such as:
• Waste treatment and waste disposal plants;
• Fish hatcheries;
• Public and commercial (covered and multilevel) parking lots and parking garages;
• Stadiums;
• High-rise office and housing complexes.
Activities include, but are not limited to:
• The set up and tear down of forms;
• Placement of reinforcing steel, rebar, or wire mesh;
• Pouring and finishing concrete within the building or structure such as:
− Foundations;
− Monolithic slabs;
− Ground supported floor pads;
− Precast or poured in place load bearing floors or wall panels;
− Columns;
− Pillars;
− Balconies;
− Stairways.
• The raising and/or standing up (by crane or boom) of concrete:
− Tilt-up walls;
− Precast floors and wall portions;
− Metal frames.
• Securing frame and slabs by:
− Bolts;
- Framing anchors;
- Seismic bearings, springs, and cylinders;
− Rivets;
− Welds.
Note:
The installation of exterior doors, door frames, all interior framing, and other interior rough-in carpentry work is reported separately in classification 0516.
All other phases of construction not specific to pouring a concrete foundation, placing or joining the iron or steel framework, or attaching concrete slabs, steel, iron, or wood to building shell, are classified separately according to their phase of construction.
The following structures are classified as indicated:
• 0701 applies to dams.
• 0201 applies to bridges, trestles, viaducts, tunnels, breakwaters, jetties, levees, and dikes.
• 0202 applies to piles, wharfs, piers, and docks.
• 0508 applies to towers, smoke stacks, blast furnaces, silos, windmills, exterior tanks, and derricks.
Classification 0518 is a construction industry classification (see WAC 296-17-31013).
0518-01 Metal carport and service station canopies
Subclassification 0518-01 excludes:
• Nonstructural sheet metal patio cover/carports which are reported separately in classification 0519;
• Wood carports which are reported separately in the applicable framing/siding classifications.
Classification 0518 is a construction industry classification (see WAC 296-17-31013).
0518-03 Building wrecking or demolition - Iron, steel, concrete, or wood
Applies to contractors engaged in wrecking or demolishing iron, steel, concrete, or wood buildings or structures not covered by another classification, whether dismantling board by board, by bulldozer, by crane equipped with a steel ball, explosives, or other means.
Work contemplated by this classification includes:
• Incidental sales of materials;
• Burning or hauling away of debris;
• Barricading the site and walkways;
• Guards and flaggers on-site and in adjacent areas when dismantling operations are underway.
Classification 0518 is a construction industry classification (see WAC 296-17-31013).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-0518, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17; WSR 16-14-085, § 296-17A-0518, filed 7/5/16, effective 1/1/17. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0518, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-52110, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52110, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52110, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-52110, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-52110, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52110, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90.]



296-17A-0519
Classification 0519.

0519-00 Building construction sheet metal work, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or repair of sheet metal work in building construction, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification applies to interior and exterior sheet metal work for residential or commercial buildings and includes wood frame, pole buildings, and nonwood frame buildings. This classification includes the installation of metal siding, gutters and downspouts, nonstructural sheet metal patio covers/carports, metal industrial shelving, stainless steel counter tops, and interior wall panels (such as the back splash behind stoves or sinks). Contractors who operate a sheet metal fabrication shop or prefabricate the gutters, downspouts and posts in a shop away from the construction site are to be assigned classification 3404 for the shop operations. When a contractor's business is assigned classification 3404 for shop operations then classification 5206 "Permanent yard or shop" is no longer applicable to the contractor's business for the storage of materials or repair to equipment.
This classification excludes sheet metal work as part of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0307; the installation of aluminum or sheet metal as part of roof work which is to be reported separately in classification 0507; the installation of light weight sheet metal tool sheds which is to be reported separately in classification 0516; and the installation of commercial metal carports and service station canopies which is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0519, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52111, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52111, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52111, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90.]



296-17A-0521
Classification 0521.

0521-00 Painting building interiors; wallpaper hanging/removal
Applies to contractors engaged in painting building interiors regardless of the height inside the building. This classification includes building interiors such as, but not limited to:
• Single and multiple story residential houses and commercial buildings;
• Warehouses;
• Factories;
• Coliseums;
• Theaters;
• Stores; and
• Churches.
The following structures are examples which would not meet the definition of a building or qualify as interior painting:
• Bridges;
• Refineries;
• Grain silos;
• Water towers;
• Service station canopies; or
• Tanks.
Paint is applied by brush, roller or spray to a variety of surfaces such as wood, wallboard, plaster, stucco, metal, concrete, or other types of surfaces found within the interior of a building.
This classification includes:
• All preparation work such as the set up of scaffolding, sanding, removal of old paint or asbestos, taping or masking, and clean up work;
• The hanging or removal of wallpaper. The process of hanging wallpaper includes cleaning or scraping walls to ensure the wallpaper will adhere to the surface. Depending on the type of wallpaper, adhesive is applied to the wall surface, the wallpaper, or both. Patterns are matched and the strip is applied to the surface and brushed smooth to remove the air pockets. This process is repeated until the entire job is complete;
• Refinishing or resurfacing of tubs, sinks, appliances and countertops.
This classification excludes:
• Exterior painting of buildings or structures which is to be reported separately in classification 0504. Classifications 0521 and 0504 may be assigned to the same employer provided accurate records are maintained which distinguish interior building painting contracts from exterior building or structure painting contracts;
• Contractors engaged in waterproofing buildings or structures N.O.C., pressure washing services or sandblasting of buildings or structures, lead paint abatement, and the exterior painting of buildings or structures, including interior/exterior tanks which are all to be reported separately in classification 0504;
• Painting of murals or other artwork on the interior of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 4109; and
• Painting of murals or other artwork on the exterior of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0403.
Special note: See asbestos certification and training requirements at www.lni.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-11-082, § 296-17A-0521, filed 5/17/16, effective 7/1/16. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0521, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-52113, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52113, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-52113, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-0540
Classification 0540.

0540-00 Wallboard installation, including scrapping - Discounted rate (to be assigned only by the drywall underwriter)
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or repair of wallboard. This classification includes the installation of wallboard, drywall, or sheetrock in all types of residential or commercial buildings or structures. The process consists of cutting wallboard with a utility knife, hacksaw, or power saw to the desired size and then butting material into place and nailing or screw fastening to wood or metal wall studs. Electrical box, window, or door openings are cut out where needed. Installation may require the use of scaffolding, ladders, specialty lifts, or stilts when working at heights, including the use of T holders or hydraulic lifts to hold material being installed on ceilings. This classification also includes wallboard scrapping (picking up and discarding unused portions of wallboard remnants or scraps) at the construction site when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor.
This classification excludes delivery of materials to the construction site by material dealer employees which is to be reported separately in the applicable delivery classification; delivery and stocking of materials to the construction site when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 1101; wallboard taping (including priming and texturing when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor) which is to be reported separately in classification 0541 or 0551; wallboard scrapping by nonwallboard contractor employees which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction debris cleanup classification; plastering, stuccoing or lathing work which is to be reported separately in classification 0303; and the framing of nonbearing walls when performed by the drywall contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0516.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0540, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073. WSR 02-09-093, § 296-17-52140, filed 4/17/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 01-23-059, § 296-17-52140, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02.]



296-17A-0541
Classification 0541.

0541-00 Wallboard taping, including texturing and priming - Discounted rate (to be assigned only by the drywall underwriter)
Applies to contractors engaged in taping wallboard in residential or commercial buildings or structures. The process of taping occurs after wallboard, drywall, or sheetrock has been installed and involves taping the seams, and spreading joint compound over the seams and nail or screw heads. When dry, the seams are sanded to remove any rough edges. This classification includes the following activities when performed by employees of a wallboard contractor and part of the taping process which includes wallboard texturing (a putty-like material that is sprayed over the prepared wallboard in a clump-like application and smoothed with a trowel or putty knife), and wallboard priming (the application of an undercoating that may be applied either directly to the wallboard or after it has been textured). This classification also includes incidental painting when performed by employees of a wallboard contractor and part of the taping process.
This classification excludes wallboard installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0540 or 0550; wallboard priming and texturing not performed by employees of the wallboard contractor and part of the taping process which is to be reported separately in classification 0521; interior painting which is to be reported separately in classification 0521; and wallboard scrapping by nonmaterial dealer employees which is to be reported separately in classification 0540 or 0550.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0541, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073. WSR 02-09-093, § 296-17-52141, filed 4/17/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 01-23-059, § 296-17-52141, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02.]



296-17A-0550
Classification 0550.

0550-00 Wallboard installation, including scrapping -Nondiscounted rate (to be assigned only by the drywall underwriter)
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation or repair of wallboard. This classification includes the installation of wallboard, drywall, or sheetrock in all types of residential or commercial buildings or structures. The process consists of cutting wallboard with a utility knife, hacksaw, or power saw to the desired size and then butting material into place and nailing or screw fastening to wood or metal wall studs. Electrical box, window, or door openings are cut out where needed. Installation may require the use of scaffolding, ladders, specialty lifts, or stilts when working at heights, including the use of T holders or hydraulic lifts to hold material being installed on ceilings. This classification also includes wallboard scrapping (picking up and discarding unused portions of wallboard remnants or scraps) at the construction site when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor.
This classification excludes delivery of materials to the construction site by material dealer employees which is to be reported separately in the applicable delivery classification; delivery and stocking of materials to the construction site when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 1101; wallboard taping (including priming and texturing when performed by employees of the wallboard contractor) which is to be reported separately in classification 0541 or 0551; wallboard scrapping by nonwallboard contractor employees which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction debris cleanup classification; plastering, stuccoing or lathing work which is to be reported separately in classification 0303; and the framing of nonbearing walls when performed by the drywall contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0516.
0550-99 Wallboard installation (only to be assigned by the drywall specialist)
Applies to drywall contractors who consider themselves to be independent contractors, have no employees, and have not elected owner coverage for themselves.
The purpose of assigning this classification is to allow the independent contractor the opportunity to be checked for account in good standing for prime contractor liability.
Special note: Any contractor who hires employees or elects owner coverage is required to report in the applicable construction classification.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0550, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: 2004 c 243, RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 04-20-023, § 296-17-52150, filed 9/28/04, effective 11/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073. WSR 02-09-093, § 296-17-52150, filed 4/17/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 01-23-059, § 296-17-52150, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02.]



296-17A-0551
Classification 0551.

0551-00 Wallboard taping, including texturing and priming - Nondiscounted rate (to be assigned only by the drywall underwriter)
Applies to contractors engaged in taping wallboard in residential or commercial buildings or structures. The process of taping occurs after wallboard, drywall, or sheetrock has been installed and involves taping the seams, and spreading joint compound over the seams and nail or screw heads. When dry, the seams are sanded to remove any rough edges. This classification includes the following activities when performed by employees of a wallboard contractor and part of the taping process which includes wallboard texturing (a putty-like material that is sprayed over the prepared wallboard in a clump-like application and smoothed with a trowel or putty knife), and wallboard priming (the application of an undercoating that may be applied either directly to the wallboard or after it has been textured). This classification also includes incidental painting when performed by employees of a wallboard contractor and part of the taping process.
This classification excludes wallboard installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0540 or 0550; wallboard priming and texturing not performed by employees of the wallboard contractor and part of the taping process which is to be reported separately in classification 0521; interior painting which is to be reported separately in classification 0521; and wallboard scrapping by nonmaterial dealer employees which is to be reported separately in classification 0540 or 0550.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0551, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073. WSR 02-09-093, § 296-17-52151, filed 4/17/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 01-23-059, § 296-17-52151, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02.]



296-17A-0601
Classification 0601.

0601-00 Electrical wiring in buildings; electrical wiring, N.O.C.; Permanent flood lighting: Installation
Applies to contractors engaged in the electrical wiring of buildings, or in electrical wiring not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification is characterized as general electrical work, including installation, service or repair at residential and commercial settings. This classification includes the installation, service or repair of extension lines and the hookup of electrical wiring from where the utility company's lines end to the structure's power meter and extends to the inside or outside of the building or its exterior setting, including, but not limited to, the installation of the breaker panel, fuses, plugs and snap switches, rough-in electrical work to include the stringing of insulated or encased wiring and mounting of plug-in or switch housing boxes, installation of plug-in, dimmer and switch units; installation of light fixtures, recessed canister and fluorescent lighting, track lighting, and other interior and exterior lighting fixtures, installation of ceiling fans, and the installation of residential and commercial appliances such as built-in microwaves, dishwashers, electric ovens and oven hoods. This classification also includes the installation of permanent flood lighting at stadiums and parks. Generally, flood lighting fixtures are mounted onto poles, buildings, or other structures; the erection or construction of those structures is not included in this classification.
This classification excludes the installation of overhead or underground power lines and poles by an electric utility company which is to be reported separately in classification 1301; the installation of overhead power lines by a nonelectric utility contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0509; and the installation of underground power lines by a nonelectric utility contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0107.
0601-07 Electrical machinery and auxiliary apparatus: Installation and repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation and repair of electrical machinery and auxiliary apparatus such as, but not limited to, heavy motors, generators, converters, transformers, compressors and power switchboard equipment. Generally, this type of work occurs at industrial or commercial plants, power plants, or sites where large machinery is to be installed. Work contemplated by this classification includes extending insulator or encased wiring or cable from the power meter, breaker or control panel to the physical location where the machinery is to be installed, and incidental wiring of the machinery or auxiliary apparatus.
0601-08 Temporary floodlights or search lights: Erection
Applies to contractors engaged in the erection or set up of temporary floodlights away from the contractor's premises. Usually, these lights are mounted on a truck or trailer, and then transported to the customer site or location where they are operated with use of a generator. Uses of temporary floodlights and searchlights include, but are not limited to, advertising grand openings or special sales at shopping malls, auto dealers, grocery and outlet stores, marking the location of special events such as carnivals or concerts, or at construction project sites.
This classification excludes the erection of permanent floodlight fixtures to poles, buildings or structures which is to be reported separately in classification 0601-00.
0601-15 Television cable: Installation service or repair in buildings by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of television cable in buildings. This classification includes the installation of television cable lines in residential and commercial buildings and includes the dropping of lines from the pole to the house, mounting of cable control panel boxes to the exterior of buildings, extending cable, mounting multiple line adapter units and relay switches, and affixing the cable end for hook-up to televisions and other stereo components.
This classification excludes the installation of underground or overhead television cable lines when performed by a television cable company which is to be reported separately in classification 1305; installation of underground television cable lines when performed by a nontelevision cable company contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; and installation of overhead television cable lines from pole to pole by a nontelevision cable company contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0509.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-0601, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0601, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-522, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-522, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-522, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-522, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-522, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, § 296-17-522, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-522, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-522, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0602
Classification 0602.

0602-03 Elevators or elevator door bucks: Installation, service and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service and/or repair of freight or passenger elevators and elevator door bucks in private residences and commercial buildings or structures. Generally, the process begins after the elevator shaft has been erected, to include, but not be limited to, the installation of elevator units, doors, door bucks, cables and hoisting systems, motors, and electrical apparatus and wiring in connection with operation of the elevator.
This classification excludes the installation or repair of escalators and industrial machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603, and the erection of temporary construction elevators as part of a construction project which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the phase of construction being supported.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0602, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-523, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-523, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-523, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-523, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0603
Classification 0603.

0603-00 Machinery: Installation, service and/or repair, N.O.C.; Millwright work, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service and/or repair of heavy machinery or equipment at a customer's location which is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Millwright work and the service or repair of engines and gas machines is also included. A millwright is a technician who specializes in installing and repairing industrial machinery. Typical customers include, but are not limited to, wood, metal and plastic manufacturing plants, fuel refineries, and mills. Types of machinery installed and repaired includes, but is not limited to, escalators, conveyor systems, printing presses, lathes, mill saws, dairy equipment and wind machines. (Store operations of dairy equipment/supply dealers or wind machine dealers are to be reported separately in classification 6407.) Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the pouring of a concrete pad on which the machinery will be installed, cutting and welding of brackets and mountings, assembling component parts, any incidental electrical connections needed to complete the installation, and calibrating the controls and testing the machinery's operation when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Placement of heavy machinery must often be done with cranes or by rigging hoists. This classification also includes the dismantling and removal of machinery and equipment covered by this classification.
0603-05 Dynamos, electrical generators and turbines: Installation, service and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service and/or repair of dynamos, electrical generators and turbines at a customer's location. A dynamo is a generator of direct electrical current; a turbine is a mechanism that converts moving fluid into mechanical power. Customers include, but are not limited to, electrical utilities, manufacturing plants, mills, and telecommunications companies. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparation of a concrete pad on which the machinery will be installed, cutting and welding of brackets and mountings, assembly of component parts if necessary, any incidental electrical connections needed to complete the installation, and calibrating and testing the machinery's operation when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Placement of heavy machinery must often be done with cranes or by rigging hoists. Also included is the dismantling and removal of dynamos, generators and turbines.
This classification excludes the installation of underground overhead power lines and poles by an electric utility company which is to be reported separately in classification 1301; the installation of overhead power lines by a nonelectric utility contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0509; and the installation of underground power lines by a nonelectric utility contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0107.
0603-07 Industrial plant maintenance by contractor
Applies to contractors engaged in maintaining, repairing and installing machinery on a long-term contract basis for customers at the customers' location. Customers include, but are not limited to, manufacturing or chemical plants, petroleum refineries, food processing plants and mills. Work contemplated by this classification includes all routine maintenance and repair of a customer's equipment such as, but not limited to, cleaning, oiling and regularly scheduled maintenance and replacement of machinery or machinery parts, equipment and other mechanical installations that are part of the customer's building when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
0603-08 Metal playground equipment, portable bleachers or stages, above ground swimming pools: Installation, dismantling, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, dismantling, and/or repair of metal playground equipment, portable bleachers or stages, and above ground swimming pools. Playground equipment includes, but is not limited to, swings, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds, and slides. Work contemplated by this classification includes all operations necessary for the erection of metal playground equipment including, but not limited to, boring holes in the ground (usually with an auger) into which the various pieces of equipment will be set in concrete, any incidental cutting, welding, drilling and bolting of the tubular steel components which are usually from one to four inches in diameter, and fastening on the chains, swings, handlebars, sliding surface, platforms, bench seats, or other components. This classification also includes the application of any finish material or paint when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the installation of wood playground equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0516.
0603-09 Commercial equipment: Installation, dismantling, service, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, dismantling, service, and/or repair of commercial equipment such as, but not limited to, commercial dishwashing units, bakery and restaurant ovens, stoves, grills, sanitizers, steam tables, car washing equipment, commercial laundry equipment, electric entry doors, dry cleaning equipment, gas pumps, or parimutuel totalizer equipment at horse racing facilities. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, placing and leveling the equipment, any assembly of component parts if necessary, connecting or bolting to the wall or floor, making any necessary incidental plumbing or electrical connections, and calibrating and testing the equipment when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Some pieces of equipment in this classification may be large enough that they must be moved and positioned with hoists or cranes. Also included is the dismantling and removal of commercial equipment.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0603, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-524, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-524, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-524, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-524, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-524, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-524, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-524, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-524, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-524, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, § 296-17-524, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-524, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0604
Classification 0604.

0604-04 Scrap metal dealers or processors: Collecting, sorting and reduction of scrap metal
Applies to establishments engaged as dealers or processors of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals for resale. Ferrous metals are primarily composed of iron or steel. Nonferrous metals include, but are not limited to, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, lead, magnesium, pewter, tin, and zinc. If the dealer collects scrap metals from mills, foundries, refineries, or fabricators, they usually leave dumpster containers with the "customer" and pick up the full containers with their own trucks. If they buy scrap from independent collectors, the collectors bring the metals to the dealer's yard. In either case, the metal is weighed, graded, and sorted by type at the dealer's yard. It may be resold as is to customers who occasionally come to the yard; however, it is usually further processed and prepared for shipping to industrial customers. Shipping is done by rail, ship, or common carrier. As an incidental service, scrap dealers may also buy back recyclable goods such as, but not limited to, aluminum cans, glass, and batteries; this activity is included within the scope of this classification when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. Processing includes one or more of the following operations: Cutting off impure metals or plastic parts with acetylene cutting torches; cutting scraps into smaller pieces with alligator shears or cutting torches; slicing heavier scrap metals or flattened automobiles with hydraulic guillotine shears; crushing auto bodies with crushers; ripping apart large pieces of scrap with shredders; separating metal from rubber, plastic, wood, dirt, and other materials with magnetic separators; removing insulated coverings from copper wire with wire choppers, and compressing scraps into bales with balers. Additional machinery includes, but is not limited to, conveyors, scales, forklifts, tractor-trailer trucks, cranes, electromagnets or grapples, front end loaders, and grinders. Because of recent EPA regulations, instead of melting down metals in their own furnaces, scrap dealers usually ship it to foundries or steel mills that conform with the regulations. However, reduction of metals is included within the scope of this classification if performed by an establishment subject to this classification.
This classification excludes dealers that sell new iron, steel, wire or cable which are to be reported separately in classification 2004; automobile or truck wrecking or dismantling establishments which are to be reported separately in classification 1104; and recycle, collection, and receiving stations (known as buy-back stations) for rags, bottles, paper, and metal containers which are to be reported separately in classification 2102.
Special note: Scrap metal dealers vary widely in the type of metals or usable items they buy and sell. Often the term "junk yards" is used to describe dealers who carry a sizable inventory of used goods, such as, but not limited to, bottles, rags, paper, appliances, nails, rubber, in addition to scrap metal in varying amounts. It is the activity of the business that must be considered when determining the classification, rather than how the business refers to its activities. Receiving/buy-back stations for recyclable items in classification 2102 are different from dealers in classification 0604. Receiving stations buy back only recyclable items which they do not process, other than condensing the materials into bales, and selling it to others.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0604, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-525, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-525, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-525, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-525, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 73-22, § 296-17-525, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0606
Classification 0606.

0606-01 Vending, coin-, or token-operated machines: Installation service and/or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the installation, service and/or repair of vending, coin- or token-operated machines. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, delivering machines to desired location, unloading and setting up machines, servicing machines, collecting money, repairing machines, and restocking product into machines. Coin-operated machines include pay telephone booths, weight machines, juke boxes, change makers, pull tabs, slot machines, and similar gaming devices. Vending machine products include, but are not limited to, soft drinks, candies, sandwiches, stamps, cigarettes, frozen desserts, coffee, and personal hygiene products. This classification also includes the preparation of products such as, but not limited to, salads, sandwiches, cookies, and desserts, and honor snack food services when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes honor snack services operated independently from, and not in connection with, coin-operated vending machine services which are to be reported separately in classification 1101; and the installation of parking meter units which is to be reported separately in classification 0105.
0606-02 Fire extinguisher and fire safety equipment: Sales and service
Applies to establishments engaged in the sales and servicing of fire extinguishers and related safety equipment. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, retail and wholesale store operations, field testing services, recharging services, and related safety training. Establishments subject to this classification routinely sell a variety of home and commercial type fire extinguishers, protective clothing, gloves, and hats, specialty shoes, smoke and fire alarms, and first-aid kits. Fire extinguisher sales and service companies may also carry other safety items such as traffic cones, construction and speed signs.
0606-03 Money collecting service of coin-operated and vending machines
Applies to establishments engaged in the removal and/or replacement of money into coin-operated machines. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to the collection and replenishing of coins in coin-operated or vending machines. This classification also applies to replenishing currency in automated teller machines (cash machines) and removal of coins from parking meters and pay telephones.
This classification excludes the servicing of machines, placement of products into machines for sale, installation of machines, or any product preparation, which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; installation of free standing automated teller machines which is to be reported separately in classification 0607; establishments engaged in the construction of structures which house automated teller machines, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers, which are to be reported separately in the applicable construction classifications.
0606-12 Coin- or token-operated amusement devices in stores or shopping malls, N.O.C.: Installation, removal, service and/or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the placement and servicing of coin- or token-operated amusement devices, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), within stores and shopping malls for use by the general public. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, the installation, service, repair, or removal of the devices, such as, but not limited to, video games, pinball machines, carrousels and small amusement rides for children. Establishments subject to this classification generally are not involved in the operations of arcades or amusement rides. If an establishment subject to this classification also operates a video or amusement arcade, such operations may be reported separately in classification 6406 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0606, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-526, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-526, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-526, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-526, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-526, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-526, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-526, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 73-22, § 296-17-526, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0607
Classification 0607.

0607-11 Household appliances: Installation, service and/or repair by nonstore service or repair company; dealers of used household appliances
Applies to establishments engaged in the installation, service and/or repair of electrical or gas household appliances and to dealers of used electrical or gas household appliances. Many establishments covered by this classification have small retail store operations where they offer reconditioned or second hand appliances for sale, a parts department, and an area where appliances brought into the shop are repaired. Although this classification deals primarily with service away from the shop, the store, parts department and shop operations are included within the scope of this classification. The term "household appliances" includes, but is not limited to, stoves, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, trash compactors, television sets, residential type garage door openers, washing machines, and clothes dryers. This classification also applies to the installation, service or repair of automated teller machines. Repair services provided by establishments subject to this classification may also include related smaller appliances such as video players, portable television sets, stereo systems, microwave and toaster ovens, blenders, coffee makers and mixers. The servicing of water softening systems, coffee and juice machines, and beer taps is also included in this classification.
This classification excludes dealers of new household appliances who are to be reported separately in classification 6306; installation, service, and/or repair of commercial appliances such as those used in laundries, bakeries, and restaurants which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; installation, service, and repair of commercial garage doors and openers which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; installation of water softening systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0306; and small table top or counter top appliance stores which are to be reported separately in classification 6406.
Special note: Classification 0607 is distinguishable from classification 6306-02 operations in that appliance stores covered in classification 6306-02 are engaged primarily in the sales of new appliances. Although classification 6306 includes repair of appliances, most repairs are related to warranty work and represent a minor part of the business. By contrast, the repair of appliances in classification 0607 is the primary activity of the business.
0607-16 Television antenna or satellite dish: Installation, removal, service and/or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the installation, removal, service and/or repair of television antennas or satellite dish receiving units. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to rooftop installation of television antennas or ground or rooftop-mounted satellite dish reception units. Establishments covered by this classification will generally employ technicians and installers to install systems and trouble shoot reception problems. Equipment is limited primarily to delivery trucks, vans, ladders, and small power and/or hand tools.
This classification excludes specialty contractors who install, remove, service or repair antennas, dish units, and/or other transmitting/receiving apparatus to a structure covered by classification 0508, who are to be reported separately in classification 0508; and establishments engaged in the sale of new console type and big screen televisions who also sell and install antennas which are to be reported separately in classification 6306.
0607-17 Safes or vaults: Installation, removal, service and/or repair
Lock sets and/or dead bolt locks: New installation
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, removal, service and/or repair of all types of safes or vaults regardless of size or application, private mail or postal boxes, or safe deposit box units within buildings. Safes and vaults are found in businesses such as, but not limited to, banks, jewelry stores, rare coin and stamp stores, grocery stores, and gasoline service stations, as well as in private residences. Services contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, safe opening services.
New installation of lock sets and/or dead bolt locks on buildings or structures by contractor or by employees of a locksmith also applies to this classification. The term new installation applies to installing a lock set (locking doorknob) or a dead bolt where none previously existed. The process consists of measuring and marking where the unit is to be placed on the door, boring holes into the door to accept the lock set or dead bolt lock, and installing the lock set unit using a power drill and basic hand tools.
This classification excludes the installation of a replacement lock set or dead bolt lock unit by employees of a locksmith, and locksmith store operations which are to be reported separately in classification 6309.
0607-18 Window/door blinds, shades, curtains and drapes: Installation
Applies to contractors and employees of store operations who are engaged in the installation of indoor or outdoor window coverings, such as, but not limited to, blinds, shades, screens, exterior roll shutters and draperies or curtains, but does not include awnings. The process consists of marking the location of covering on the frame or opening, securing brackets or hardware, rods and poles, and installing the covering.
This classification excludes the installation of window and door awnings which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification, and the manufacture of coverings which is to be reported in the applicable classification.
Special note: Care should be taken when considering the assignment of a store classification to an establishment engaged in the installation of coverings to verify that a store exists. It is common for establishments subject to this classification to have show rooms to help customers visualize covering products available for sale. These establishments have little or no product available for immediate sale, as most items are special order from the manufacturer. A bona fide window/door covering store will have a large assortment of coverings, as well as related home interior products such as, but not limited to, pillows, small rugs, and accent pieces, readily available for sale to customers.
0607-19 Advertising or merchandise display: Set up or removal within buildings by nonstore employees; staging services
Applies to contractors engaged in the set up or removal of advertising or merchandise displays within buildings for retail or wholesale store customers. Operations contemplated by this classification will vary from seasonal panoramas with extensive carpentry, painting, and art work to dressing mannequins to be displayed in store windows.
This classification also applies to establishments engaged in providing merchandising services, not covered by another classification, (N.O.C.), without the responsibility of delivering products to the customer's place of business. Merchandising services contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, taking inventory of goods on hand, restocking, reordering, removing outdated or damaged merchandise from shelves, and/or assembling temporary displays.
This classification also applies to establishments providing staging services. They prepare a vacant or occupied home, showroom, or other types of property for viewing to make it appealing to prospective buyers. Usually under the direction of an interior decorator, employees will rearrange existing furniture or add accessories, eliminate clutter and depersonalize a home to make it more spacious and inviting. Staging may also be done on the exterior to provide better curb appeal, but this would generally be minimal by these firms.
This classification excludes employees of store operations engaged in setting up displays or providing staging services who are to be reported in the applicable store classification as this is a common store activity; assembly of work stations or office furniture which is to be reported in classification 2002, and merchandising establishments or employees who deliver products to their customer's place of business, and may also perform related merchandising functions, who are to be reported separately in classification 1101.
0607-21 Meat slicer or grinder: Installation, service and/or repair
Applies to contractors and employees of equipment manufacturers engaged in the installation service and/or repair of meat cutting, slicing, or grinding equipment within stores, restaurants, or processing plants. Repair may be performed at the customer's location or in a shop operated by an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes repair shops, field technicians, installers, and warehouse or parts department employees.
Special note: Establishments subject to this classification generally do not have store operations. Equipment is generally ordered from the manufacturer or distributor and shipped to the customer's location where it will be installed. In the event that an establishment subject to this classification has a store operation it is included within classification 0607.
0607-22 Protective bumpers: Installation
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation of protective bumpers on structures such as, but not limited to, store loading docks for freight or cargo. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to measuring the dock to be fitted with a rubber bumper, finish cutting or otherwise fabricating the rubber pieces to fit the required application, and fastening the dock bumper with the use of hand tools. Dock bumpers are made of rubber from recycled tires or similar pliable materials.
This classification excludes the manufacture of loading dock bumpers which is to be reported separately in the applicable manufacturing classification.
0607-23 Cellular phone systems or audio components: Installation in vehicles, service and repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the installation of cellular phone systems and/or audio components in vehicles. Audio components include, but are not limited to, radios and stereo systems, speakers and amplifiers, alarm systems, television units, antennas, two-way radio systems. This classification applies to installation employees of stores that sell products as well as to auto service centers that specialize in the installation of products covered by this classification.
This classification excludes retail and wholesale store operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable store classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-0607, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0607, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-527, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 04-18-025, § 296-17-527, filed 8/24/04, effective 10/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-527, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-527, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-527, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-527, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-527, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-527, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-527, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-527, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-527, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-527, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-527, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0608
Classification 0608.

0608-01 Electrical alarm systems: Installation, service, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service, and/or repair of electrical alarm systems such as, but not limited to, burglar, smoke, security, and fire, within buildings. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, installing low voltage wiring for security units, connecting control panels, installing motion or magnetic sensors on doors, windows, and hallways, installing security cameras and recording equipment, and installing smoke and fire alarm units on walls or ceilings. This classification includes both field and shop operations.
0608-02 Intercom or audio call box: Installation, service, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service, and/or repair of all types of building or plant audio communication systems such as, but not limited to, intercoms, sound and paging systems in stores and shopping malls, and call box units in factories and refineries. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, installation of low voltage wiring, installation of audio and speaker units and connecting control units. This classification includes both field and shop operations.
0608-04 Telephone and/or telephonic equipment - Prewire by contractor: Installation, service, and/or repair
Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service, and/or repair of all types of telephone and/or telephonic equipment within residences, office buildings, stores and shopping malls, factories, refineries or other types of buildings. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, installation of low voltage wiring, installation of telephone units, and connecting control units. This classification includes both field and shop operations, as well as contractors engaged only in prewiring buildings for telephone and computer systems, but who do not install equipment.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0608, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-52701, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-52701, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-52701, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), § 296-17-52701, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-52701, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-52701, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85.]



296-17A-0701
Classification 0701.

0701-00 New dam construction: All operations in dam site area
Applies to contractors engaged in the construction of new dams only, and includes all operations in the dam site area. A dam is a barrier built across a waterway to control the flow or level of water. Work contemplated by this classification includes the construction of the foundation and substructure such as, but not limited to, earth and rock excavation; boring or tunneling; pile driving or shaft sinking; caisson work; erection of cofferdams; placement of reinforcing steel and rebar; setting and stripping of forms, false work (temporary forms and support structures), concrete distributing apparatus; erection of scaffolds; pouring and finishing concrete; and the placement of gates, turbines, control towers and electrical wiring apparatus. This classification also includes the incidental construction of fish ladders as part of the new dam construction project.
This classification excludes all other construction, service, or repair work done as part of an existing dam which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the phase of construction work being performed. For example, the inspection of the foundation by divers is to be reported separately in classification 0202; the patching of cracks in the dam is to be reported separately in classification 0518.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0701, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-528, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-528, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-528, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-528, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 76-36, § 296-17-528, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-528, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0803
Classification 0803.

0803-00 Cities and towns - All other employees
Applies to employees of cities or towns who:
• Perform manual labor;
• Supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance; and
• Operate machinery or equipment, including buses. This classification includes:
• Administrative personnel with field exposure, such as engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists. For purposes of this classification, field exposure is defined as any exposure other than the normal travel to a work assignment, such as an auditor or social worker would encounter.
This classification excludes:
• Municipal power districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301;
• Privately owned and operated bus or transit systems which are to be reported separately in classification 1407;
• Public utility water districts, co-ops, or privately operated water distribution systems, which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6905 and 6906, as appropriate;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Volunteers who are to be reported separately in classification 6901; and
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5305.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-0803, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0803, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06; WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-529, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-529, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-529, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-529, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-529, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-529, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-27, § 296-17-529, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, § 296-17-529, filed 12/1/77; Order 75-38, § 296-17-529, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-529, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-0901
Classification 0901.

0901-00 Ship building and/or repair, N.O.C. (to be assigned only by the maritime underwriter)
Applies to establishments engaged in the building and/or repair of ships not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) and to the dismantling of hulls. Ships contemplated by this classification are recreational vessels under sixty-five feet and some commercial vessels such as, but not limited to, military vessels, tugs, scows, and barges. This classification may also include vessels over sixty-five feet that do not meet the situs and status provisions of the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. This classification includes shop operations.
This classification excludes wood boat building and repair which is to be reported separately in classification 2903; sheet aluminum boat building which is to be reported separately in classification 3404; fiberglass boat building which is to be reported separately in classification 3511; plate aluminum boat building which is to be reported separately in classification 5209; and boat dealers, marinas, and boat house operations including repair centers which are to be reported separately in classification 3414.
Special note: This classification is seldom assigned as most work would be covered by LHWCA. Commercial vessels included in this classification are required to have a Small Vessel Exception Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-0901, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-532, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-532, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 90-13-018, § 296-17-532, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-532, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-532, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-532, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-532, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-532, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1002
Classification 1002.

1002-00 Sawmills: Operation and maintenance
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation and maintenance of a sawmill. Sawmills receive raw logs which they usually store temporarily in their yard before cutting them into rough and finished lumber. This classification includes operations such as, but not limited to, loading raw logs onto the conveyor or log slip; sawing logs with a variety of head, cut-off, circular or band saws; grading and sorting lumber; drying green (wet) lumber; and the stacking and storing of lumber. The raw logs are cut into rough lumber, such as cants and blocks, or into finished lumber, such as posts, planks or boards.
This classification excludes all operations conducted in the woods, such as logging or use of a portable sawmill, which is to be reported separately in classification 5001, and establishments engaged only in the manufacturing of wood, veneer, veneer products, or lumber remanufacturing which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the manufacturing being performed.
1002-08 Shake and shingle mills - Automated process
(to be assigned by classifications underwriter)
Applies to establishments operating an automated shake and shingle mill which manufacture shakes, shingles and/or ridge caps using automated processes. For purposes of this classification, automated processes refers to shake and shingle mills equipped with automatic feeders on all saws, adjustable packing and cutting stations, and fully automatic systems for conveying material to work stations. All equipment must be equipped with automatic shut off switches. Within a shingle mill the operation of a trim saw must be performed by an individual as a separate function from that of the shingle saw operator (shingle sawyer is not to perform both functions). Shake splitters must be equipped with a gauge control mechanism which permits the operator to automatically set the thickness of the cut. Conveyor systems must have dual controls to allow the deck man and sawyer the ability to control incoming material to the work station.
Block mills must be equipped with an automated pallet dump to eliminate the handling of material to the sawyer work station or an adjustable scissor lift adjacent to the shingle saw or shake splitter. Blocked wood purchased by mills must be contained in pallets prior to entering the mill yard or premises. Log mills must be equipped with a fully mechanized log slip (used to move logs into the deck area), log levelers, stabilizers, and lifters must be present in the deck area, automatic deck cut-off saw, live deck for moving material from the deck to the splitting area and overhead mounted splitters. Trim saws, also referred to as clipper saws, must be equipped with a laser guide or quartz light. This lighting reveals to the operator where its saw blade is in relationship to the material being processed.
For purposes of this classification, the following terms or words shall be given the meanings below:
Automatic deck or cut-off saw: A large saw, usually circular, used to trim logs to a specified length (rounds) before they enter a manufacturing plant.
Clipper saw: A machine used to make shingle edges parallel.
Shingle: Roofing or siding material having sawn faces and backs, are of a standard thickness at the butt end and tapered finish at the other end.
Shake: Roofing or siding material having at least one surface with a natural grain textured split surface.
Live deck: A chain driven platform located in the same proximity as the deck saw and is used to convey cut rounds from the cutting area to the splitting area.
Log stabilizer: A levered device adjacent to the deck saw used to hold the log steady while it is being cut.
Log slip: A chain driven conveyor used to move logs into the deck area.
Laser or quartz guide light: An overhead mounted light above a saw that illuminates that portion of a work surface where the saw blade will pass or make a cut.
Log leveler: A levered device adjacent to the deck saw used to level a log automatically.
Overhead splitter: A ceiling mounted hydraulic, air, or electrically operated apparatus with wedge shaped end that is used to split log rounds into block wood when activated by the splitterman.
Shingle saw: A machine used to make shingles.
Shake splitter: A machine used to split blocks into shake blanks.
Shake saw: A machine used to saw shake blanks into a finished wedged shaped product.
This classification excludes all operations conducted in the woods, such as logging or the cutting and splitting of shake or shingle bolts, which are to be reported separately in classification 5001.
Special notes: Shake and shingle mills not meeting all the conditions as set forth above shall be reported separately in classification 1005 "shake and shingle mills, N.O.C."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1002, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1002, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-534, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-534, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 90-01-013 (Order 89-21), § 296-17-534, filed 12/8/89, effective 1/8/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-534, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-534, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-534, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-534, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-534, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 77-27, § 296-17-534, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 76-36, § 296-17-534, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-534, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1003
Classification 1003.

1003-02 Dry kiln operations
Applies to establishments engaged in kiln drying of wood as a service for customers in the wood products industry. They may also purchase and dry wood themselves for later sale to a wood product manufacturer. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, receiving green lumber or logs, peeling (mechanized or manual), any incidental machining or turning, layering on a trolley (with spacers in between to allow for air circulation), drying in the heated kiln, and the incidental application of preservative, fire retardant, or insecticide treatments, storing, and delivery. Preservatives may be oil or water based and may be applied through a heated, pressurized vacuum process in an autoclave, by surface application (spraying, brushing, dipping) or by soaking in tanks. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, log handling and trimming machinery, kilns, boilers that heat the kilns, autoclaves, storage tanks, trolley cars, fork lifts, hand tools and delivery trucks.
This classification excludes dry kiln operations that are part of a wood, veneer or lumber product manufacturing or remanufacturing operation which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable for the operation being performed; all operations conducted in the woods, such as the felling of timber, which are to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification, and work conducted away from the shop or yard, except delivery, which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable for the work being performed.
1003-03 Creosote works; pile and pole treating
Applies to establishments engaged in treating wood poles with creosote or other chemicals to inhibit deterioration. Poles produced by this type of business are intended for use as utility line poles, supports for bridges and trestles, or piles to be driven into the ground as part of the support for a pier or other structure. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, receiving logs, storing, seasoning (either by air or kiln drying), peeling (mechanized or manual), any incidental machining and turning (which may include cutting material into ties or cross arms), the application of creosote or other chemical preservative, and pick up and delivery. Preservative may be applied to seasoned wood through a heated, pressurized vacuum process in an autoclave, by surface application (spraying, brushing, dipping), or soaking in tanks. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, log handling/trimming/cutting machinery, kilns, boilers that heat the kiln, autoclaves, storage tanks, trolley cars for use in the kiln, fork lifts, hand tools, and trucks.
This classification excludes all operations conducted in the woods, such as the felling of timber, which are to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification, and work conducted away from the shop or yard, except delivery, which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable for the work being performed.
1003-04 Pole yards
Applies to establishments engaged in producing wood poles to a customer's specifications or for their own resale. These poles are intended for a variety of uses and are finished to varying requirements. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, receiving logs, storing, seasoning (either by air or kiln drying), peeling (mechanized or manual), incidental machining or turning (which may include cutting some material into cross arms, cutting and boring), the application of creosote or other chemical preservative, and pick up and delivery. Preservative may be applied to seasoned wood through a heated, pressurized vacuum process in an autoclave, by surface application (spraying, brushing, dipping), or soaking in tanks. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, log handling/trimming/cutting machinery, kilns, boilers that heat the kiln, autoclaves, storage tanks, trolley cars for use in the kiln, fork lifts, hand tools, and trucks.
This classification excludes all operations conducted in the woods, such as the felling of timber, which are to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification, and work conducted away from the shop or yard, except delivery, which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable for the work being performed.
1003-05 Masts and spars yards
Applies to establishments engaged in producing wood masts and spars. Masts and spars are the main and secondary supports, respectively, for sails and running rigging on sailing vessels. These businesses may also produce poles for other uses which may need to be more precisely shaped and finished than those produced in 1003-04. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, receiving logs, storing, seasoning (either by air or kiln drying), peeling the logs (mechanized or manual), machining and turning to size (which may include cutting and boring holes), application of chemical preservative, sanding if necessary, and pick up and delivery. The application of wood finish is also included when performed by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Preservative may be applied to seasoned wood through a heated, pressurized vacuum process in an autoclave, by surface application (spraying, brushing, dipping), or soaking in tanks. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, log handling/trimming/cutting machinery, kilns, boilers that heat the kiln, autoclaves, storage tanks, trolley cars for use in the kiln, fork lifts, wood finishing equipment, hand tools, and trucks. This classification includes the production of finished logs that will be used in the manufacture of log houses or cabins.
This classification excludes all operations conducted in the woods, such as the felling of timber, which are to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification, and work conducted away from the shop or yard, except delivery, which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable for the work being performed.
1003-06 Log home manufacturing
Applies to establishments that receive logs either peeled or unpeeled. Work contemplated by this classification includes the use of hand tools such as, but not limited to, planers, grinders, skids, drawn knives, and slicks to peel or bring back the new appearance of the logs. Chainsaws and chisels are used to notch out the logs to assemble them together. Equipment such as loaders, forklifts, or cranes are used to maneuver the logs around the yard or to help in the assembly of the log home. Once the shell is assembled, it is numbered. The shell is then unassembled and is shipped to the customer's site to be erected. The erection of the log home shell at the customer's site is to be reported in 0510-00. This classification excludes all other phases of construction which will be reported in the applicable construction classifications.
Log home manufacturing performed in a sawmill environment using dimensional lumber is to be reported in 2903-12.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1003, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1003, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-535, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-535, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-535, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-27, § 296-17-535, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 74-40, § 296-17-535, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-535, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1004
Classification 1004.

1004-00 Log storage and log sorting yards
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of log storage or sorting yards. The logs may be owned by the yard, for later sale, or stored for others. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, loading/unloading log trucks, grading logs by type or size, stacking logs, recordkeeping, security and routine maintenance of grounds and equipment.
This classification excludes all trucking outside of the yard which is to be reported separately in classification 1102; log storage or sorting yards operated by a logging company at a side or a remote location, which are considered an inclusion and are to be reported separately in classifications 5001 or 5005 as applicable; and log storage yards operated in conjunction with a pole yard, log drying, or wood products manufacturing business which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the business.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1004, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53501, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-53501, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53501, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-53501, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-53501, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81.]



296-17A-1005
Classification 1005.

1005-02 Shake and/or shingle mills
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation and maintenance of a shake and/or shingle mill. Work contemplated by this classification includes receiving raw logs which they cut and split into shakes, shingles and ridge caps. A shake is a roofing or siding material having at least one surface with a natural grain textured split surface. A shingle is a roofing or siding material having sawn faces and backs and of a standard thickness at the butt end and tapered finish at the other end. A ridge cap is produced from two pieces nailed together to form a "v" shape placed on the center line of a roof. Raw logs are temporarily stored in the yard. This classification may include operations such as, but not limited to:
• Loading raw logs onto a conveyor or log slip;
• Cutting the log into rounds;
• Splitting the rounds into blocks;
• Feeding the blocks through a shake or shingle saw;
• Grading, sorting, bundling, and stacking finished shakes, shingles and/or ridge caps.
Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, log loaders, conveyors, log slips, overhead splitters, cut-off saws, shake saws, shingle saws, taper saws, head saws, pallet presses, and forklifts.
This classification excludes:
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the manufacturing of ridge caps or shims which are to be reported separately in classification 2903;
• All operations conducted in the woods, such as logging or the cutting and splitting of shake or shingle bolts, which are to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification;
• Automated shake and shingle mills which are to be reported separately in classification 1002 provided the entire process to produce shakes and shingles uses automated processes at the mill site, and meets the requirements defined in WAC 296-17A-1002.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-1005, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1005, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53502, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-53502, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53502, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-53502, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-53502, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82.]



296-17A-1006
Classification 1006.

1006-00 Land surveying services, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing professional land surveying services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).
Work in this rate classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Measuring the size and physical characteristics of earth surfaces to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, contours and boundaries; and
• Performing marine, mine, forestry, geological and photogrammetric surveys which utilize sophisticated instruments and techniques, including aerial photography.
Field data collected by surveyors may be used to produce maps, architectural and civil engineering plans and drawings. Maps and drawings may be produced by drafters who plot out the field data by hand or by using computer-aided drafting programs.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Draftsmen whose duties are limited to office work; if all conditions of the general reporting rules governing standard exception employees have been met, they may be reported separately in classification 4904; and
• Surveyors employed by construction companies or other types of businesses who are to be reported separately in the applicable classification for those businesses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020(1). WSR 13-10-080, § 296-17A-1006, filed 5/1/13, effective 7/1/13.]



296-17A-1007
Classification 1007.

1007-08 Geophysical exploration, N.O.C.
Applies to contractors engaged in geophysical exploration, with no core drilling, and without seismatic detection, who are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). The more common methods of geophysical exploration are gravitational, electric and magnetic. In the gravitational method, delicate pendulums and torsion balances capable of detecting differences in the gravitational pull of the earth at various places enable the geologist to tell where oil is likely to be found. There are two electrical methods, resistivity and inductive. In the resistivity method, measurements are taken on an ohmmeter, which indicate the resistivity of the subsurface. The inductive method is somewhat comparable, but instead of determining the resistivity of the subsurface formations, the conductivity is measured enabling the geologist to determine the character of the subsurface being studied. The magnetic method is accomplished by means of a highly developed form of magnetic dipping needle with a telescope magnifier. The magnetic attraction exerted by magnetic rocks and formations causes the needle to deflect from its horizontal plane, thereby enabling a geologist to develop contour maps with lines of equal magnetic attraction. This classification includes prospectors who may specialize in particular instrumentation such as electrical, gravity, magnetic or seismic. The prospector studies structure of subsurface rock formations to locate petroleum deposits; conducts research using geophysical instruments such as seismograph, gravimeter, torsion balance, and magnetometer, pendulum devices, and electrical resistivity apparatus to measure characteristics of the earth; computes variations in physical forces existing at different locations and interprets data to reveal subsurface structures likely to contain petroleum deposits; and determines desirable locations for drilling operations. This classification includes prospecting for mineral ores and the testing of soil for percolation when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes core drilling and seismic geophysical exploration which are to be reported separately in classification 0103, and geophysical crews employed by oil companies who are to be reported in the classification applicable to the business.
Special note: When assigning classifications 1007-08, 4901-16 - Geologists, and 0103-10 - Seismic geophysical exploration, care must be taken to look beyond the word "geologist" to determine the actual nature of the activities being performed.
1007-09 Testing and inspecting of pipelines or utility lines using radiographic, video, infrared thermography or X-ray analysis process by contractor at industrial plants or construction sites
Applies to establishments engaged in the testing or inspecting of pipelines, utility lines or conduits for others, provided the testing or inspecting is not performed in conjunction with the construction of the pipeline. This classification includes testing or inspecting involving radiographic, video, infrared thermography or X-ray analysis processes such as the X-raying of containers, inspecting of utility lines, and the drawing of oil samples on-site when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. Classification 1007-09 is assigned primarily to field activities.
This classification excludes testing or inspecting done in conjunction with construction which is to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification.
1007-15 Inspection and grading bureaus, N.O.C.; log scaling and grading bureaus; lumber inspection services; weigh scale attendants, N.O.C.; weather stations; rainmaking - No aircraft; air flow/heat balancing and testing
Applies to establishments operating as inspection and grading bureaus, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), including, but not limited to, those involved in inspecting and grading commodities such as logs, lumber, shingles, shakes, poles, and railroad ties. The commodity is examined and stamped with a grademark which indicates the grade, species, producer's name or number and other pertinent data. A certificate of inspection may be issued in lieu of a grademark. The purpose of the inspection is to grade, tally, and stamp only those products which meet certain required specifications and to cull those products which do not meet the established standards. Log scaling and grading bureaus measure the logs, and by applying log rule formulas, determine the net yield, usually expressed in board feet. A scale ticket containing descriptive data is attached to the end of the log. This classification also applies to weigh scale attendants not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), when the service is available to the general public, otherwise the weigh scale attendants are to be included in the basic classification of the business. This classification includes establishments engaged exclusively in such services as auto emission control testing, air flow balancing and testing, the balancing and testing of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, hydrostatic testing of such objects as boilers, tanks, pipes and fittings using compressed air or water pressure to detect leaks, the strength testing of building material such as, but not limited to, asphalt, concrete and steel; and the testing or inspecting of steel weldments. This classification also includes weather stations which observe and record weather conditions for use in forecasting, and which read weather instruments, including thermometers, barometers, and hygrometers to ascertain elements such as temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind velocity, and precipitation. Weather data is transmitted and received also from other stations. A fully automated (computerized) weather station can be reported under classification 4904. This classification also covers rainmaking without the use of aircraft.
1007-16 Foresters (to be assigned only by reforestation underwriter)
Applies to:
Foresters engaged in forest management.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Plan and direct forestation or reforestation projects;
• Map forest areas;
• Estimate standing timber, future growth, or manage timber sales;
• Plan cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber;
• Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum of waste and environmental damage;
• Plan and design forest fire suppression and fire prevention programs;
• Plan and design construction of fire towers, trails, roads, and fire breaks;
• Design projects for control of floods, soil erosion, tree diseases, and insect pests;
• Perform tree auditing;
• Perform scientific, tree, forestry, and watershed studies for others; and
• Inspect precommercial thinning layouts or pruning operations.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Tree auditing services while planting is in process (report in classification 5004); and
• Performing manual labor or direct supervision of manual laborers.
1007-19 Timber cruisers (to be assigned only by reforestation underwriter)
Applies to:
Timber cruisers engaged in cruising timber land to estimate the volume and quality of a timber stand through an on-site visual inspection.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Collecting data concerning forest conditions for appraisal, sales, administration, logging, land use, and forest management planning;
• Traversing forest area on foot in an established pattern and applying sampling technique;
• Recording in a test site the height and diameter of each tree and defects such as rot and bends, to estimate the useable wood in each tree;
• Preparing from data collected a summary report giving the timber types, sizes, condition and outstanding features of an area, such as existing roads, streams and communication facilities; and
• Marking trees with spray paint to denote trails and boundaries, or for cutting.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Performing manual labor or direct supervision of manual laborers.
1007-21 Environmental and ecological surveyor services, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing environmental and ecological surveying services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) for others. Environmental or ecological surveying firms typically serve as consultants to industrial or commercial enterprises, governmental agencies or private citizens. Environmental engineer is a term applied to engineering personnel who apply knowledge of chemical, civil, mechanical, or other engineering disciplines to preserve the quality of life by correcting and improving various areas of environmental concern, such as air, soil, or water pollution. Services include identifying and projecting potential environmental impact resulting from proposed projects, assessing the source, severity and extent of environmental damage resulting from human or natural causes, and recommending solutions to protect or regain the natural balance between organisms and their environment. Activities of environmental surveying/consulting establishments include, but are not limited to, locating archaeological sites for preservation, researching and collecting field data on birds and insects, preparing impact statement for landowners and developers, stream and fish monitoring, botanical surveys, wetland surveys, soil and groundwater testing for contamination, air monitoring including industrial hygiene services, monitoring and testing at hazardous waste sites, providing advice on pollution control at its source, and developing a plan for cleaning up already recognized problems such as waste disposal sites, radon or asbestos contamination. Other services provided may include helping clients develop a system for complying with various governmental regulations. This classification includes employees of the environmental surveying service who conduct field work as well as those who are assigned to act as project managers or project superintendents to oversee the work of remediation contractors.
This classification excludes all types of remediation work which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the type of remediation work being performed, and surveyors employed by construction companies or other types of businesses who are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications.
Special note: When assigning classifications 1007 or 4901, care must be taken to look beyond the words "consulting" or "engineering" to determine the actual nature of the activities being performed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-02-060, § 296-17A-1007, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-1007, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1007, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-23-161, § 296-17-53504, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53504, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-53504, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-53504, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53504, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-53504, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-53504, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-1101
Classification 1101.

1101-04 Automobile delivery or repossessing
Applies to establishments engaged in delivering or repossessing individual automobiles for others. Generally, a client will contact the service company and arrange for a car to be delivered to a specific destination or request that a car of which they (client) is the legal owner, be repossessed and delivered to a specific location. In either case, a driver, not a motorized transportation service, does the delivery. Duties of employees subject to this classification are generally limited to unlocking vehicles and driving. It is common on long distance deliveries for the service company to use more than one driver. This classification also applies to drivers of sound trucks.
This classification excludes operation of tractor/trailer combinations to transport vehicles which is to be reported separately in classification 1102 and the use of a tow truck which is to be reported separately in classification 1109.
1101-06 Delivery by retail and wholesale stores and distributors, N.O.C.
Applies to employees of retail and wholesale stores engaged in inter-store delivery or customer merchandise delivery when excluded from the store classification, employees of a company that contracts to perform those same services, small package specialty delivery companies, and delivery not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Employees subject to this classification are generally involved in loading and unloading delivery vans or trucks and driving from store to store, or from a store to a customer's location. Drivers may have designated routes or delivery areas.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in general trucking services such as hauling bulk merchandise or commodities which are to be reported separately in classification 1102.
1101-09 Parcel delivery companies for delivery of small parcels
Applies to establishments engaged in the delivery of small parcels for others. Establishments subject to this classification may offer overnight express services, but usually do not deliver packages that exceed 150 pounds. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, driving, loading and unloading delivery vehicles. This classification also applies to contract mail delivery route drivers and contract hauling of mail between post offices.
This classification excludes the delivery of bulk freight such as that delivered by trucking companies which are to be reported separately in classification 1102.
1101-14 News agents or distributors of magazines, periodicals and telephone books - No retail dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the distribution of newspapers, periodicals, and telephone books. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, driving, loading and unloading the vehicles, stocking shelves, and removing old periodicals from shelves.
1101-17 Driver delivery sales, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in route sales of a wide variety of merchandise not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), including, but not limited to, hand tools, automotive supply, and household items. Sales personnel deliver products, show samples and solicit further orders. They may also call on new customers along their route. The classification also applies to establishments or employees known as merchandisers who deliver products to their customer's place of business then perform related merchandising functions such as taking inventory of goods on hand, restocking, reordering, removing outdated or damaged merchandise from shelves or the premises, and/or assembling temporary displays which are usually made of lightweight material such as cardboard or plastic and used for promotional or seasonal goods. These merchandisers often deal in products such as, but not limited to, greeting cards, over-the-counter medications, and grooming products.
This classification excludes employees of establishments who provide merchandising services, but who do not deliver products to the customer's place of business, who may be reported separately in classification 0607; and establishments engaged in the set up or removal of advertising or merchandise displays that involve more than incidental assembly of seasonal or promotional exhibits which are to be reported separately in classification 0607.
Special note: The distinguishing factor between merchandising employees who are to be reported in classification 1101-17 and those who may be reported in classification 0607 is the delivery of products to the customer's place of business. Any employee who delivers merchandise to the customer's place of business is to be reported in classification 1101.
1101-19 Route food services
Applies to establishments engaged in route food services where prepackaged, prepared food is sold, or where food may be prepared in the mobile unit for immediate sale by employees of the route food service. Duties include, but are not limited to, driving, food preparation, loading and unloading the vehicle, and cashiering. Typical route food services include, but are not limited to, traveling coaches that sell beverages and prepared pastries or snack items at various locations during a given work day, ice cream wagons, refrigerated trucks that sell specialty prepackaged foods to route customers, or mobile "short-order" food services that sell fast foods at special events or at locations where hot food may not be available.
This classification excludes food preparation at a fixed location for the route food vehicles which may be reported separately in classification 3905 or as applicable, food vendors operating from a push cart or mobile stand and food vendors who operate from a truck or van but who do not move from place to place throughout the day who are to be reported separately in classification 3905.
1101-20 Computer tape or accounting records delivery service
Applies to establishments engaged in picking up and delivering computer tape, accounting records, or similar financial records to or from storage centers to customer locations. Delivery drivers in this classification often work in metropolitan areas and drive small cars or bicycles.
1101-21 Errand service
Applies to establishments engaged in providing errand services for others. Types of errands include, but are not limited to, shopping services, delivery of food, beverages or other commodities, and delivery of body fluid samples to laboratories. Vehicles used by these services are typically small cars or bicycles. This classification also applies to the distribution of sample merchandise by vehicle.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-1101, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1101, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1101, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-536, filed 6/6/06, effective 7/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-536, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-536, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-536, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-536, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-536, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-536, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-536, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-536, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-536, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-536, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-536, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 77-27, § 296-17-536, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 75-38, § 296-17-536, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-536, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-536, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1102
Classification 1102.

Classification 1102 applies to establishments engaged in interstate or intrastate trucking, or a combination of interstate and intrastate trucking.
Interstate trucking is the hauling of goods that either originate out-of-state or have an out-of-state destination.
Intrastate trucking is the hauling of goods within the boundaries of Washington state. The goods must have both an origin and destination in Washington state.
Duties include:
• Driving
• Loading and unloading vehicles
• Mechanical repair.
Equipment may include, but is not limited to:
• Forklifts
• Hand trucks
• Pallet jacks
• Tractor and trailers.
Special notes:
• Businesses in this classification may have terminals or storage depots where goods are stored awaiting transfer. Workers who exclusively work at these facilities may be reported in classification 2002. All hours for workers who spend any time driving or riding in trucks for businesses subject to this classification must be reported in classification 1102. Hours cannot be split between 1102 and 2002.
Note:
The term "lumper" is sometimes applied to laborers who unload cargo.
• Driver hours are capped at 520 hours per driver per quarter. See the special trucking industry rules, WAC 296-17-35203(3).
• The special exception rules for permanent yard and shop operations apply to trucking firms assigned classification 1102. See subclassification 5206-80 and WAC 296-17-31018.
• See RCW 51.08.180 and 21.12.095 concerning owner operators of trucking.
Excluded operations: Classification 1102 excludes:
• Firms hauling their own goods. Hauling goods owned by the firm is a general inclusion, which is classified according to the nature of the firm's business.
Note:
For rules on assigning and reporting in more than one basic classification, see WAC 296-17-31017 Multiple classifications.
For administrative purposes, classification 1102 is divided into the following subclassification(s):
1102-02 Interstate trucking
1102-03 Intrastate trucking
1102-04 Combined interstate/intrastate trucking
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1102, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17; WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-1102, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1102, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-537, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-537, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-537, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-537, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 74-40, § 296-17-537, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-537, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1103
Classification 1103.

1103-00 Coal and solid fuel dealers - Yard operations
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale and delivery of coal, pressed wood fiber logs (fire logs), wood stove pellets, wood chips, and sawdust. Operations contemplated by this classification include all related store, yard and delivery operations when conducted by employees of employers having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all manufacturing operations which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the material and process used, and all mining operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
1103-02 Firewood dealers - Yard operations
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale of firewood. This classification is limited to establishments operating a firewood sales lot where customers either pick up firewood or the dealer makes deliveries from. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to yard and delivery operations.
This classification excludes firewood cutting operations conducted in timber or forest lands and firewood sales lots conducted from a logging landing which are both to be reported separately in the applicable logging classification.
Special note: Establishments subject to this classification may purchase precut firewood from other nonrelated businesses or may have a cutting crew. The only cutting operations allowed in classification 1103 are those conducted in the sales lot.
1103-04 Composting
Applies to establishments engaged in composting yard waste or other materials. Depending on the type of yard waste accepted, grinders may be used to reduce the size of the material for faster composting. Once the material is an acceptable size for composting, it may be placed in static curing piles, turned periodically to aerate until it is adequately decomposed, then sometimes screened. Another method of curing is to place the waste material in long rows, called "windrows" which are turned periodically. Other establishments, either operated privately or by municipalities, may use processed and dewatered sludge which is mixed with other materials such as shredded yard waste, sawdust, or other wood waste. The mixture must be designed to have the right degree of moisture and air to maintain a temperature of between 130 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The end product, in either instance, is a "Class A" pathogen product, meaning it can be used in soil for raising vegetables and is referred to as "manufactured" soil. This classification includes delivery when performed by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
1103-06 Top soil, humus, peat and beauty bark dealers - Yard operations
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale of soils, humus, peat, and beauty bark to others. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to the receipt of soils, peat, humus, bark and compost in bulk and the subsequent load out of bark, soil and related organic matter into customer vehicles. This classification includes: Custom mixing soils; incidental sales of landscaping rock, sand, gravel, and crushed rock; and delivery when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes: Contract delivery by nondealer employees who are to be reported separately in classification 1102; building materials dealers selling stone, brick, and concrete products which are to be reported separately in classification 2009; and digging of soils/humus/peat/gravel or grinding of bark which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-1103, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1103, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-538, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-538, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-538, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-538, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-538, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-538, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-538, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-538, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-538, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-538, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1104
Classification 1104.

1104-00 Auto or truck wrecking or dismantling
Applies to establishments engaged in salvaging, dismantling and parting out motorized vehicles, motorcycles, and aircraft. Parts may be removed and inventoried or removed when there is a special request for them. Afterwards, hulls are stripped and may be crushed. Operations contemplated by this classification includes removal of salable parts with the use of hand tools and discarding frames and bodies for future sale to scrap dealers and metal manufacturers. Any subsequent breaking up of stripped chassis and bodies with torches or shears to be sold as iron or steel scrap is also included within the scope of this classification as is the reconditioning of the yard's own autos and trucks for resale. In addition to the yard work, salvaged parts will be reconditioned or repaired and sold over the counter. New parts may also be sold. A dismantler may locate and obtain parts from another yard for a customer. Dismantlers may haul cars and trucks to the yard by tow truck, flatbed, or multicar carrier or the owner may bring the vehicle to the yard. Tow truck operations related to the hauling of vehicles purchased by the wrecking yard for sale by the yard are included within the scope of this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in tow truck services to the public which are to be reported separately in classification 1109, and establishments engaged in salvaging, collecting, sorting and reducing scrap metal which are to be reported separately in classification 0604.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1104, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53801, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53801, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-53801, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-53801, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-53801, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-1105
Classification 1105.

1105-00 Septic tank pumping
Applies to establishments engaged in septic tank pumping services. Operations contemplated by this classification include driving, locating the septic tank and digging as necessary to uncover it, connecting the pumping hose to the septic tank, pumping out the sludge, and disposing of the waste products.
This classification excludes installation and repair of septic tanks or systems which are to be reported separately in classification 0108, and cleaning of sewage treatment tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0504.
1105-01 Street sweeping; parking lot sweeping; dust control; and portable chemical toilet servicing
Applies to establishments that perform street sweeping and parking lot sweeping services for others. Trucks used for sweeping are equipped with rotating or nonrotating brushes and vacuum/suction devices. In addition to driving duties, the drivers may adjust/unclog the brushes, and clean the holding tanks contained on the sweeping or pumping vehicle. This classification also includes snow removal by plowing, delivery of portable toilets and the related servicing and disposal of waste products which are recovered by establishments subject to this classification. This classification also includes trucks that spray water on roads and other surfaces for dust control.
1105-02 Vacuum truck services
Applies to establishments engaged in vacuum truck services for others. Services include, but are not limited to, cleaning of duct work, picking up waste oils, lubricants, antifreeze, bilge water, and similar waste products. Establishments subject to this classification may offer a regular service, one-time or occasional pick-up service. The driver has kits for testing the materials and, if there is a question, a sample is taken to a laboratory for further analysis. If the waste material is acceptable, it is pumped into the tanker truck. The waste material may be consolidated with similar products and "bulked" in storage tanks, then taken to appropriate treatment or disposal facilities, or it may be taken directly to appropriate facilities. If it is to be "bulked" with other products, it will be filtered as it is pumped into the storage tanks and allowed to sit for a few days for any water to settle to the bottom of the tank and be drained off. Bulked materials may be hauled away by the establishment's own trucks or by common carrier. Establishments subject to this classification may pick up containers of used oil filters and bring them into their plant where they are sorted into crushed and uncrushed filters, and gaskets removed. This activity is included within the scope of this classification if it is an incidental service. This classification includes the related disposal of waste products which are recovered by establishments subject to this classification.
This classification excludes septic tank pumping which is to be reported separately in classification 1105-00.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1105, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1105, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1105, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-53802, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53802, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-53802, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-1106
Classification 1106.

1106-00 Rental stores, N.O.C.; Truck canopy sales
Applies to establishments engaged in the rental of items, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), such as hand tools, air compressors, automotive tools, baby equipment, convalescent equipment, exercise equipment, floor care equipment, pressure washers, party and banquet equipment, light construction tools or equipment such as saws, drills, and sanders, and lawn and garden equipment, as opposed to machinery or larger commercial or industrial equipment. The tools and equipment are generally rented to homeowners for use on their property. Rental stores within this classification rent a variety of tools and equipment unlike specialty rental stores that specialize in one type of product. This classification includes clerical office personnel, sales personnel, as well as the maintenance and repair of rented goods when performed by employees of the rental store. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in the sale and installation of truck canopies and related accessories, but who do not sell other types of vehicles or trailers.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the rental of commercial or industrial equipment and/or machinery such as, but not limited to, bulldozers, tractors, and backhoes which are to be reported separately in classification 6409; establishments engaged in the rental of farm machinery equipment which are to be reported separately in classification 6408; establishments engaged in the rental of vehicles which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification; establishments engaged in the rental of sporting goods which are to be reported separately in classification 6406; establishments engaged in the rental of clothing or costumes which are to be reported separately in classification 6305; and establishments engaged in the rental of furniture which are to be reported separately in classification 6306.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-1106, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1106, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06; WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-53803, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53803, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53803, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-53803, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-53803, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-53803, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-1108
Classification 1108.

1108-02 Glass tempering
Applies to establishments engaged in glass tempering services for others. Operations contemplated by this classification include glass cutting, bending, grinding, beveling, and silvering. Tools and equipment include metal and wood cutting tools and machinery, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, knives, suction cups, putty, caulking, cleaning solvents, forklifts, packing materials, delivery and service vehicles and tempering ovens. The process of glass tempering consists of taking auto or sheet glass which has been purchased from a glass manufacturer or distributor and placing it in a tempering oven. The oven heat realigns the molecular structure of the glass creating added strength, however, the appearance of the glass remains unchanged. This classification includes the sale of accessories for flat glass such as sealants, screening, aluminum frames for storm windows and doors, mirror backings, frames and glass cleaners.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation of glass, mirrors, aluminum or wood window sashes or similar products away from the shop which are to be reported separately in classification 0511; establishments engaged in the manufacture of glass which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; merchants who specialize in selling or installing auto glass which is to be reported separately in classification 1108-04; glass merchants engaged exclusively in flat glass sales which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-03; and combined auto/flat glass merchants with no tempering which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-05.
1108-03 Flat glass merchants - No tempering
Applies to establishments engaged in receiving, storing and selling all types of fabricated glass and plexiglas. Glass products include, but are not limited to, window glass, plate glass, safety glass for automobiles, and mirrors. Work contemplated by this classification includes cutting of glass to customers specified dimensions, beveling, buffing, grinding, polishing, silvering of plate glass, and the installation of glass into frames within the shop or adjacent yard. Some dealers may specialize in cutting, selling or installing fabricated flat glass or they may also sell and install plate, laminated, window, cathedral, stained, bullet proof, opalescent flat, picture, skylight and tempered glass. Most glass dealers will cut glass to order. Tools and equipment include metal and wood cutting tools and machinery, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, knives, suction cups, putty, caulking, cleaning solvents, forklifts, packing materials, delivery and service vehicles. This classification includes the sale of accessories for flat glass such as sealants, screening, aluminum frames for storm windows and doors, mirror backings, frames and glass cleaners.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation of glass, mirrors, aluminum or wood window sashes or similar products away from the shop which are to be reported separately in classification 0511; manufacturing of glass which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; glass merchants who perform glass tempering which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-02; and merchants who specialize in selling or installing auto glass which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-04.
1108-04 Auto glass merchants
Applies to establishments engaged in selling and installing automobile glass in vehicles. In addition to selling and installing new or replacement auto glass, merchants typically repair auto windshield cracks, scratches, bullseyes and breaks. Tools and equipment include metal and wood cutting tools, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, knives, windshield sticks, suction cups, putty, caulking, cleaning solvents, delivery and service vehicles. Solar tinting of auto glass with film to reduce heat and glare may also be performed, as well as selling and installing sun roofs. Auto glass merchants may offer 24-hour emergency service or pickup and delivery. Installation of auto glass, truck glass or boat tops performed in or away from the shop is included within the scope of this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacturing of glass which are to be reported separately in classification 3503; tinting or the application of tinted plastic film to auto glass by an auto detailer which is to be reported separately in classification 3406; repairing auto windshield cracks, bullseyes and chips by an auto detailer which is to be reported in 3406; glass merchants who perform glass tempering which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-02; glass merchants exclusively dealing in flat glass which are to be reported in classification 1108-03; and combined auto/flat glass merchants with no tempering which are to be reported in classification 1108-05.
1108-05 Combined auto and flat glass merchants - No tempering
Applies to establishments engaged in receiving, storing and selling all types of fabricated glass and plexiglas as window glass, plate glass, safety glass for automobiles, mirrors and other types of glass at a permanent shop location or adjacent yard. Work contemplated by this classification includes cutting of glass to customers' specified dimensions, beveling, buffing, grinding, polishing, silvering of plate glass and the installation of glass into frames. Tools and equipment include metal and wood cutting tools and machinery, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, knives, suction cups, windshield sticks, putty, caulking, cleaning solvents, forklifts, packing materials, and delivery and service vehicles. A glass merchant performing the installation of glass in automobiles is also included within the scope of this classification; as are related services such as, but not limited to, repair of auto windshield cracks, scratches, bullseyes and breaks; in vehicle tinting of auto glass to reduce heat and glare; and installing sun roofs. Other dealers may specialize in cutting, selling or installing fabricated flat glass or they may also sell and install plate, laminated, window, cathedral, stained, bullet proof, opalescent flat, picture, skylight and tempered glass. Included within the scope of this classification is the sale of accessories for flat glass such as sealants, screening, aluminum frames for storm windows and doors, mirror backings, frames and glass cleaners.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation of glass, aluminum or wood window sashes or similar products away from the shop which are to be reported separately in classification 0511; manufacturing of glass which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; tinting or the application of tinted plastic film to auto glass by an auto detailer which is to be reported separately in classification 3406; repairing auto windshield cracks, bullseyes and chips by an auto detailer which is to be reported in 3406; glass merchants who perform glass tempering which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-02; and flat glass merchants who do not sell or install auto glass which are to be reported separately in classification 1108-03.
1108-06 Glass frosting, etching, beveling or grinding
Applies to establishments engaged in shaping and finishing solid glass by cutting, frosting, etching, beveling, grinding, sandblasting, carving, glue chipping, decorating or grooving. Custom items manufactured in this classification include, but are not limited to, video game tops, glass signs, glass used in the assembly of electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, electronically controlled cabinets and display panels, and mirrors of all sizes. Machinery includes diamond or glass cutting saws, diamond or glass grinding wheels and discs, drills, polishing laps, etching tools and other hand tools. In the manufacture of mirrors, metallic solutions (usually silver), shellacs or varnishes, paints, and plate glass are received from outside sources. The glass is cut to size, ground, smoothed, and the edges may be beveled. Hole drilling, chemical etching, drying, buffing and polishing may be performed. Reflective surfaces are generally produced by pouring or spraying metallic solutions over prepared glass. Heavier coats are obtained by successive applications of the plating solution. After applying the plating solution, the mirrors are sprayed or hand brushed with shellac or varnish, then with paint. Frames, handles or similar finishings may be attached. Production manufacturing of insulated glass by sealing together two or more sheets of glass with an air space between them is also included when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the mining, digging or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; glass merchants who do incidental grinding, beveling, silvering and cutting of glass who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the type of glass they specialize in; establishments manufacturing optical goods or telescopes, or perform precision grinding of blank or rough lenses which are to be reported separately in classification 6604; and establishments engaged in manufacturing stained or leaded glassware, or in melting or blowing glass which are to be reported separately in classification 3503.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1108, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1108, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-53805, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53805, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-53805, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), § 296-17-53805, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53805, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-53805, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-53805, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-1109
Classification 1109.

1109-00 Automobile or truck towing services, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing towing services for hire to others which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). For purposes of this classification "towing services for hire" means, but is not limited to, the towing of disabled vehicles to a shop (that is unrelated to the towing service) for repair, the recovery of repossessed vehicles for others by tow truck, roadside assistance during snow, ice or flooding to recover or free stuck vehicles, and the towing in of disabled vehicles to a secured yard for insurance or law enforcement agencies. It is common for towing companies to also operate a vehicle repair garage or service center in conjunction with the towing service. Auto service centers and repair garages, auto body shops and wrecking yard operations are to be reported separately in the applicable service or repair classification provided that the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the division of worker hours have been met. Tow truck dispatchers who have no other duties may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided that the conditions of the standard exception general reporting rules have been met.
Special note: Towing is common to many classifications. Employers offering towing services should be contacted to verify whether the towing service they provide is only in connection with their auto repair, auto body or wrecking yard (towing service not for hire), or provided as a general service unrelated to their repair garage (towing services for hire). Only towing services for hire are to be assigned to classification 1109. If a business provides both towing services for hire and not for hire, worker hours for drivers and their assistants may be divided between this classification and the applicable repair garage classification provided that the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the division of worker hours has been met. Otherwise, all driver and assistant hours are to be assigned to the highest rated classification applicable to the business.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1), and Title 51 RCW. WSR 09-16-107, § 296-17A-1109, filed 8/4/09, effective 1/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-1109, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1109, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-53806, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-53806, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-53806, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-53806, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86.]



296-17A-1301
Classification 1301.

1301-00 Electric light and power plants operated by cities, towns, or counties
Applies to establishments, operated by a city, town, or county, engaged in generating and distributing electricity to their residents. These may be hydroelectric, fossil fuel steam or turbo-generator plants. This classification includes the regular installation, maintenance and repair of power plant machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of lines (including poles, towers and underground lines), the installation and maintenance of circuit breakers and transformers on poles, pole-to-house hook-ups (service connections), meter installation and meter readers when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment may include, but not be limited to, boilers, turbines, generators, cables, transformers, switchgears, circuit breakers, control panels, substations, poles, lines, relays, computers, cranes, forklifts, vehicles and garages, warehouse equipment, meters and hand tools. Clerical office and administrative personnel are to be reported separately in classification 5305 for a city or town, or 5306 for a county.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in underground line construction maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in overhead line, pole and tower construction, maintenance or repair, who are to be reported separately in classification 0509; contractors engaged in wiring within buildings who are to be reported separately in classification 0601; contractors engaged in the installation of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0601 or 0603 as applicable; and the construction of any buildings which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
1301-01 Electric light and power cooperatives
Applies to establishments, in the form of cooperatives, engaged in generating and distributing electricity to their customers. A cooperative is formed by, and owned jointly by, those who make use of the service being provided. The power may be generated by a hydroelectric, fossil fuel steam or turbo-generator plant. This classification is appropriate whether a cooperative owns a power plant or is distributing power purchased from another utility company. Work contemplated by this classification includes the regular installation, maintenance and repair of power plant machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of lines (including poles, towers and underground lines), the installation and maintenance of circuit breakers and transformers on poles, pole-to-house hook-ups (service connections), meter installation and meter readers when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment may include, but not be limited to, boilers, turbines, generators, cables, transformers, switchgears, circuit breakers, control panels, substations, poles, lines, relays, computers, cranes, forklifts, vehicles and garages, warehouse equipment, meters and hand tools. Clerical office and administrative personnel are to be reported separately as appropriate for the ownership of the cooperative; 5305 for cities and towns; 5306 for counties; or 4904 and 6303 for nonmunicipal.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in underground line construction maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in overhead line, pole and tower construction, maintenance or repair, who are to be reported separately in classification 0509; contractors engaged in wiring within buildings who are to be reported separately in classification 0601; contractors engaged in the installation of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0601 or 0603 as applicable; and the construction of any buildings which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
1301-02 Electric light and power plants operated by public utility districts
Applies to establishments, in the form of a public utility district (P.U.D.), engaged in generating and distributing electric power to a part of a county. This classification applies whether a P.U.D. owns a power plant or is distributing power purchased from another utility. Work contemplated by this classification includes the regular installation, maintenance and repair of power plant machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of lines (including poles, towers and underground lines), the installation and maintenance of circuit breakers and transformers on poles, pole-to-house hook-ups (service connections), meter installation and meter readers when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment may include, but not be limited to, boilers, turbines, generators, cables, transformers, switchgears, circuit breakers, control panels, substations, poles, lines, relays, computers, cranes, forklifts, vehicles and garages, warehouse equipment, meters and hand tools. Clerical office and administrative personnel are to be reported separately in 5306.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in underground line construction maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in overhead line, pole and tower construction, maintenance or repair, who are to be reported separately in classification 0509; contractors engaged in wiring within buildings who are to be reported separately in classification 0601; contractors engaged in the installation of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0601 or 0603 as applicable; and the construction of any buildings which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
1301-05 Steam heat power plants
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of a steam heat power plant. These businesses use coal, oil, natural gases or electric power to produce steam which is distributed through a network of under or overground pipes to customers (the plant must be very near the purchaser). The initial process of producing the steam is the same as the process used in a steam powered electric generating plant, but the steam is channeled out to the purchaser instead of being used to turn turbines. The purchasers use the steam for heating buildings, operating saunas, as a heat source for cooking or processing in food processing plants, breweries or restaurants, producing the heat needed for wood drying kilns, or to convert back to hot water. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the regular installation, maintenance or repair of plant machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of over or underground pipes, main-to-user hook-ups, meter installation and meter readers. Clerical office and administrative personnel are to be reported separately as appropriate for the ownership of the steam plant; 5305 for cities and towns; 5306 for counties; or 4904 and 6303 for nonmunicipal.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in over or underground pipeline construction, maintenance or repair, main-to-house line extensions and hook-ups, who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in the installation or contract maintenance of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0603; and the construction of any buildings which is to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1301, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-539, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-539, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-539, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-539, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-539, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-539, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-539, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1303
Classification 1303.

1303-00 Telecommunication service providers - All other employees
Applies to establishments engaged in providing telecommunications services which enable subscribers to converse or transmit coded data. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, the regular installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of lines (including poles, towers and underground lines), clearing right of ways, installing telephones and wiring in buildings, and making service connections when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, central control and switching center equipment, relays, computers, antennae, cranes, forklifts, vehicles and garages, warehouse equipment, and hand tools.
This classification excludes clerical office, exchange operators and administrative personnel who are to be reported separately in classification 1304; contractors engaged in underground line construction maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in overhead line, pole, and tower construction, maintenance or repair, who are to be reported separately in classification 0509; contractors engaged in wiring within buildings and making pole-to-house hook-ups who are to be reported separately in classification 0608; contractors engaged in the installation or contract maintenance of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0603; and establishments primarily engaged in selling telephone equipment retail which are to be reported separately in classification 6411.
1303-01 Telegraph companies - All other employees
Applies to establishments engaged in providing telecommunication services which enable printed messages (telegrams) to be transmitted from one agent to another for receipt by, or delivery to, a designated party. Telegraph companies also provide a "moneygram" service which allows an agent to receive a sum of money at one location and transmit a message to another agent to pay out the same amount of money to a designated party at another location. Work contemplated by this classification includes the regular installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment, the extension and maintenance of lines (including poles, towers and underground lines), installing transmission and receiving equipment, the clearing of right of ways, and delivery work when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, cables, control panels, poles, lines, relays, computers, cranes, forklifts, vehicles and garages, warehouse equipment, and hand tools.
This classification excludes clerical office and administrative personnel who are to be reported separately in classification 1304; contractors engaged in underground line construction maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in overhead line, pole, and tower construction, maintenance or repair, who are to be reported separately in classification 0509; contractors engaged in wiring within buildings who are to be reported separately in classification 0608; and contractors engaged in the installation or contract maintenance of machinery or equipment who are to be reported separately in classification 0603.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-1303, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18; WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1303, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1303, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-540, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-540, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-540, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-540, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-540, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-540, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-540, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1304
Classification 1304.

1304-00 Telecommunication service providers - Administrative, office, and sales personnel
Applies to the administrative and clerical office personnel of establishments engaged in providing telecommunication services which enable two or more parties to converse or transmit coded data. For purposes of this classification, administrative personnel includes clerical office, sales, data processing, exchange operators, customer service, marketing, and retail telephone store (when operated by the telephone company) sales personnel.
This classification excludes all other telephone company employees who are to be reported separately in classification 1303.
1304-01 Telegraph companies - Clerical office and sales personnel
Applies to administrative and clerical office personnel of establishments engaged in providing telecommunication services which enable printed messages (telegrams) or moneygrams to be transmitted from one agent to another for receipt by a designated party. For purposes of this classification, administrative personnel includes clerical office, sales, data processing, customer service, marketing, cashiers and operators of telegraph, teletype or other transmitting and receiving equipment.
This classification excludes all other telegraph company employees who are to be reported separately in classification 1303.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1304, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1304, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-541, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-541, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-541, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-541, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1305
Classification 1305.

Cable companies, including homeowners' associations or cooperatives offering a central cable system; technical field staff
Classification 1305 is restricted to firms providing point-to-point subscription television or other cable communications services. These companies normally operate and maintain control centers where they receive signals through antennas or satellite dishes from broadcasting stations. The signals are then transmitted to subscribers. This classification applies to work performed away from the employer's premises, or on the roof or exterior of any building on the employer's premises. Work specific to this classification includes installing, testing, and repairing cable lines, antennas, satellite dishes, poles, towers, and using any field equipment for extending and maintaining the cable lines or doing point-to-point hook-up for customers.
This classification excludes:
• All employees working inside the employer's control centers, offices, or facilities who are reported in classification 4502;
• Workers employed by television and radio stations or audio and video production companies who are reported in classifications 4501 and 4502;
• Construction, maintenance, or repair by contractors, who are reported according to the following type work:
– Underground lines - Classification 0107;
– Overhead lines - Classification 0509;
– Towers - Classification 0508;
– Electrical wires, cable, or antenna hook-ups within buildings - Classification 0601; and
– Satellite dish and antenna hook-ups on building exteriors - Classification 0607.
Employers normally are assigned classification 4502 in addition to classification 1305; however, they must maintain records that permit the department to confirm hours worked in either classification. When employers do not or cannot maintain these records, they must report all hours in question in the classification with the higher rate.
For administrative purposes, classification 1305 is divided into the following subclassification(s):
1305-00 Cable companies, including homeowners' associations or cooperatives, providing point-to-point cable communication services; technical field staff
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-1305, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1305, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-54101, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-54101, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-54101, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-54101, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-54101, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-54101, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-1401
Classification 1401.

Applies to providing passenger transportation to others, including:
• Establishments that employ taxi or for-hire drivers as defined under:
- Either chapter 81.72 or 46.72 RCW; and
- WAC 296-17-35205, which describes special reporting.
• Taxi or for-hire drivers as defined under either chapter 81.72 or 46.72 RCW, and who:
- Own their own vehicles or who lease vehicles from others; and
- Elect optional coverage as provided by RCW 51.32.030 and as defined in WAC 296-17-31007.
• Commercial transportation services (also known as transportation network company) drivers as defined in Title 48 who are exempt from coverage, but who have elected optional coverage as provided by RCW 51.32.030 and as defined in WAC 296-17-31007.
• Pedicab and horse drawn carriage companies.
Special note: If all conditions are met for the general reporting rules about standard exception employees, establishments that furnish only a dispatch service for taxicab drivers who own their own vehicles, or who lease vehicles from others, may be reported separately in classification 4904. Employees of a taxicab dispatch service who perform maintenance/repair of vehicles are reported separately in classification 3411.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Operation of the vehicle;
• Loading/unloading passengers' luggage;
• Assisting passengers in and out of the vehicle;
• Pickup and delivery of small packages; and
• Incidental "cabulance" services which may be offered in conjunction with the taxi service.
This classification excludes:
• Maintenance/repair of the vehicle which is be reported in classification 3411;
• Establishments that operate ambulance services which is reported separately in classification 1405;
• Establishments that operate cabulance and paratransit services exclusively which is reported separately in classification 1404; and
• Dispatchers with no other job duties who may be reported separately in classification 4904.
For administrative purposes, classification 1401 is divided into the following subclassification(s):
1401-01 Passenger transportation companies - Flat rate by driver
This classification is for reporting drivers on a flat rate of four hundred eighty hours per driver each quarter.
1401-02 Passenger transportation companies - Flat rate by vehicle
This classification is for reporting vehicles on a flat rate of nine hundred sixty hours per vehicle each quarter.
1401-03 Passenger transportation companies - Actual hours
This classification is for reporting employees on an actual hours worked basis.
1401-04 Pedicab and horse-drawn carriage companies
Applies to establishments engaged in furnishing passenger transportation to others using pedicab or horse-drawn carriage.
Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, care and feeding of animals while the vehicle is available for transporting passengers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-19-081, § 296-17A-1401, filed 9/15/15, effective 10/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-24-022, § 296-17A-1401, filed 11/30/11, effective 1/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1401, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-542, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-542, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-542, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-542, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-542, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-542, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-542, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1404
Classification 1404.

1404-06 Vessels, ferries, tugs, and steamboats, N.O.C.
Applies to employees not covered under federal jurisdiction, or another classification (N.O.C.), who provide services for seaworthy vessels such as ferries, tugs, or steamboats at the docking site or on adjacent land. Vessels may operate seasonal or year-round. Employments include, but are not limited to, dock workers, maintenance workers, traffic control personnel, and night security personnel.
Special note: Care should be exercised prior to assignment of this classification as the workers could be subject to federal laws covered by the Jones Act or by the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Act. A detailed description of these acts can be found in classifications 0104 or 0202.
1404-07 Train rides
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of passenger excursion train rides for scenic or amusement purposes on an intrastate basis only. Excursion train rides are typically operated from a mountain, lake or similar site. The trains may operate on a seasonal basis in direct relation to the volume of tourists, weather conditions, or dates of local celebration. Employments in this classification include, but are not limited to, drivers/engineers, guides, lecturers, hostesses, and maintenance personnel. Ticket sellers may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided that they do not handle baggage and that the conditions of the standard exception general reporting rules have been met. On-board food service personnel may be reported separately in classification 3905 as long as their duties are limited to food service and they do not facilitate the train ride or train ride operation in any way.
1404-11 Escort and pilot cars
Applies to establishments that provide escort or pilot car services for others. The duties include driving ahead of, or behind, various types of vehicles.
This classification excludes employees of an employer assigned to drive escort or pilot cars in connection with the delivery of equipment, buildings, goods, or similar items which the employer sells or contracts to deliver. Such employment is reported separately in the classification applicable to sales or delivery of such items. For example, an escort driver employed by a common carrier transporting a modular home to a customer's site is reported separately in classification 1102.
1404-12 Cabulance and paratransit
Applies exclusively to establishments that provide on-demand, nonemergency transportation services to passengers with special needs. Vehicles used are usually vans that are equipped for accessibility to accommodate passengers with mobility limitations including passengers in wheelchairs or gurneys. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, operation of the vehicle, assisting passengers in and out of the vehicle, and maintenance/repair of the vehicle when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes:
• Cabulance services offered in conjunction with a taxi service; see classification 1401;
• Cabulance services offered in conjunction with an ambulance service which are reported separately in classification 1405;
• Paratransit services offered in conjunction with a municipal bus or transit system which are included in classification 0803 or 1501 as appropriate;
• Ambulance services which are reported separately in classification 1405;
• Limousine drivers; see classification 6301; and
• Dispatchers with no other duties who are reported separately in classification 4904.
Special note: Care should be exercised in determining what type of cabulance service is being provided. This classification is not to be assigned when provided as an incidental part of a taxi cab service subject to classification 1401. A cabulance service as defined in this rule will need a specialized van or bus to transport passengers as opposed to a passenger automobile that is not equipped to accommodate special mobility needs. The transportation service must be prearranged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-19-081, § 296-17A-1404, filed 9/15/15, effective 10/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 11-24-022, § 296-17A-1404, filed 11/30/11, effective 1/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1404, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-544, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-544, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-544, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-544, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-544, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-544, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-544, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-544, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-544, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-544, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1405
Classification 1405.

1405-00 Ambulance services
Applies to establishments engaged in prehospital emergency care and transportation of ill or injured persons to or from medical facilities. The services provided by any one ambulance company will vary to some degree, however, normal operations for ambulance companies include, but are not limited to, the following: Prehospital care, responding to calls where the injury or accident does not require medical treatment other than that provided by Emergency Medical Technicians (paramedics) who work for the ambulance company, standby at events, assisting in providing prehospital care and patient transport services of injured players or spectators at games, concerts, and fairs, public education/training, teaching CPR, first aid, and related courses to the public, and cabulance service (transporting patients who do not require prehospital care to and from medical facilities).
This classification excludes: Cabulance services offered in conjunction with a taxi service which are to be reported separately in classification 1401; companies engaged exclusively in cabulance and paratransit services which are to be reported separately in classification 1404; and similar emergency services provided by a municipality which are to be reported separately in classification 6904.
Special notes: Special care must be taken in classifying cabulance services which may also be included in classifications 1401 or 1404. In order to qualify for classification 1405, a company must be primarily in business as an ambulance company. For premium reporting purposes, ambulance companies are to report all employees on an hourly basis, provided the maximum will not exceed eight hours during any twenty-four hour period. If verifiable records disclosing actual time worked are unavailable, employees are to be reported at eight hours per day for each day they had duties. If records do not disclose hours or days worked by individual employees, an assessment of forty hours per week is to be made for each week in which an employee had duties, or one hundred and sixty hours per month. For air ambulance services, flight time is to be reported separately in classification 6803, and ground operations are to be reported separately in classification 1405.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1405, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-54401, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-54401, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-54401, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-1407
Classification 1407.

1407-00 Bus companies
Applies to establishments engaged in providing transportation services such as, but not limited to, charter and tour bus, contract school bus, shuttle van, and nonmunicipal, scheduled bus systems. Work contemplated by this classification includes operation of the vehicle and related loading/unloading duties, cleaning, maintenance and ordinary repair of all facilities, equipment, and vehicles, all bus terminal employment except for office personnel. Ticket sellers and dispatchers may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided that they do not handle baggage and that all of the conditions of the standard exception general reporting rules have been met.
This classification excludes: Municipal transit and bus service provided by a county or taxing district which is to be reported separately in classification 1501; municipal transit and bus service provided by a city or town which is to be reported separately in classification 0803; taxicab companies which are to be reported separately in classification 1401; cabulance and paratransit companies which are to be reported separately in classification 1404; and drivers employed by a limousine company who are to be reported separately in classification 6301.
Special note: Establishments subject to this classification are to report actual hours worked for each driver. However, the hours are to be capped at 520 hours per driver per quarter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1407, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1407, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-54403, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00.]



296-17A-1501
Classification 1501.

1501-00 Counties and taxing districts, N.O.C. - All other employees
Applies to employees of counties and taxing districts, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), who:
• Operate machinery or equipment, including transit bus drivers;
• Perform manual labor;
• Supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance.
This classification includes administrative personnel such as:
• Engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks.
For purposes of this classification, field exposure is defined as any exposure other than the normal travel to or from a work assignment.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• Electric light and power public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105;
• Irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6905 and 6906, as appropriate;
• Port districts which are to be reported separately in classification 4201;
• Privately owned and operated bus or transit systems which are to be reported separately in classification 1407;
• School districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6103 or 6104;
• Water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Volunteers who are to be reported separately in classification 6901 or 6906, as appropriate.
1501-01 Housing authorities, N.O.C. - All other employees
Applies to employees of housing authorities, not covered by another classification, who:
• Perform manual labor;
• Supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators.
This classification includes all functional operations of a housing authority such as:
• Building and grounds maintenance;
• Inspection, maintenance and repairs, including minor structural repairs;
• Janitorial service.
Also included in this classification are:
• Administrative personnel such as engineers and safety inspectors who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks;
• Meter readers;
• Security personnel, other than those with law enforcement powers.
For purposes of this classification, housing authorities are defined as nonprofit, public and political entities which serve the needs of a specific city, county or Indian tribe. The nature and objectives of some of the projects undertaken by housing authorities include providing decent, safe and sanitary living accommodations for low income persons, or providing group homes or halfway houses to serve people with disabilities or juveniles released from correctional facilities. A housing authority has the power to:
• Prepare, carry out, lease and operate housing facilities;
• Provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or repair of any housing project;
• Sell or rent dwellings forming part of the project to or for persons of low income;
• Acquire, lease, rent or sell or otherwise dispose of any commercial space located in buildings or structures containing a housing project;
• Arrange or contract for the furnishing of the units;
• Investigate into the means and methods of improving such conditions where there is a shortage of suitable, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• New construction or major alteration activities which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications;
• Security personnel with law enforcement powers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905;
• Volunteers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6901 or 6906, as appropriate.
1501-08 Native American tribal councils - All other employees
Applies to employees of Native American tribal councils who perform manual labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators. This classification includes:
• Administrative personnel such as engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists who have field exposure;
• Internal inventory and supply clerks of the tribal council.
For purposes of this classification, field exposure is defined as any exposure other than the normal travel to and from a work assignment.
This classification excludes:
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306;
• Electric light and power public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105;
• Irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6905 and 6906;
• New construction or reconstruction activities which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification;
• School districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6103 or 6104;
• Water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507.
Special notes: Housing authorities operating under the name of, and for the benefit of, a particular tribe are not exempt from mandatory coverage. These housing authorities are federally funded and are not owned or controlled by a tribe.
Only those tribal operations which are also provided by county governments are subject to classification 1501. Some activities are considered to be normal operations to be included in this classification. These include, but are not limited to:
• Building maintenance;
• Garbage and sewer works;
• Grounds keepers;
• Park maintenance;
• Road maintenance;
• Visiting nurses and home health care.
All other tribal council operations which are not normally performed by a county government shall be assigned the appropriate classification for the activities being performed.
Some operations are outside the scope of classification 1501 and are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications. These include, but are not limited to:
• Bingo parlors;
• Casinos;
• Fish/shellfish hatcheries;
• Food banks;
• Gift shops;
• Grocery stores;
• Head Start programs;
• Liquor stores;
• Logging;
• Meals on wheels;
• Motels/hotels;
• Restaurants;
• Tobacco stores;
• Tree planting/reforestation.
1501-09 Military base maintenance, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), engaged in providing all support operations and services on a military base on a contract basis. Such services include, but are not limited to:
• Data processing;
• Photography;
• Mail delivery (on post and to other military facilities);
• Hotel/motel services;
• Mess halls;
• Recreational facilities;
• Grounds and building maintenance;
• Vehicle maintenance;
• Maintenance of such facilities as water works, sewer treatment plants and roads.
This classification excludes:
• New construction or construction repair projects which are to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification for the work being performed;
• Contracts for specific activities on a military base such as, but not limited to, building maintenance, club or mess hall operations, or vehicle maintenance, which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification for the work being performed;
• Firefighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904;
• Law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905;
• Clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306.
Special note: Classification 1501-09 is to be assigned to an establishment only when all support services on a military base are being provided by the contractor. Care should be taken when assigning classification 1501-09 to firms whose military support services include loading, unloading, repair or construction of vessels, or the repair of buildings or structures used for such activities as that firm may be subject to federal maritime law.
1501-20 Community action organizations - All other employees, N.O.C.
Applies to organizations performing two or more services to support the local community and people in need. This classification applies to employees who are not otherwise classified (N.O.C.) and who perform manual-type labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor. Workers in this classification include, but are not limited to:
• Cooks;
• Food bank staff;
• Drivers;
• Janitorial or maintenance and repair work staff;
• Weatherization services staff.
See classifications 4904-20, 5308-20, and 6511-20 for other community action classifications.
Note: The services provided by the community action organizations include, but are not limited to:
• After school care;
• Alternative schools;
• Child care;
• Counseling and assistance;
• Decent, safe and sanitary living accommodations for low-income or needy people;
• Drug and alcohol recovery programs;
• Employment or independence training;
• Food and clothing banks;
• In home chore services;
• Meals;
• Medical services;
• Transitional or emergency housing;
• Weatherization.
Note: Businesses providing only one service described in this classification are to be assigned the classification applicable to the service provided. If all conditions of the general reporting rules have been met, standard exception classifications may apply.
Excluded from this risk classification are:
• New construction or major alteration activities. Normal maintenance and repair contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, replacing parts on existing fixtures or equipment, repairing existing structures, normal cleaning or janitorial activities, maintaining existing landscaping, and shoveling snow from driveways or walkways. Construction, alteration, or improvements to the properties are not considered normal maintenance and are not contemplated by this classification. Major repair work is usually performed by contractors who are not employees of the community action organization. New construction or major alterations such as the construction of new additions or the construction of new structures are excluded from this classification and are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications;
• Office employees who work exclusively in an administrative office environment who are to be reported in classification 4904-20;
• Professional or administrative employees who may also have duties outside of the office who are to be reported in classification 5308-20;
• Chore workers/home service workers who are to be reported in classification 6511-20;
• Individuals employed in welfare special works programs who are to be reported in 6505;
• Individuals employed in work activity centers who are to be reported in 7309;
• Volunteers who are to be reported in classification 6901 when medical aid coverage has been elected.
Excluded operations: Firms engaged as housing authorities are reported in classifications 1501-01 and 5306-26.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 17-11-120, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/23/17, effective 7/1/17; WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10; WSR 10-16-121, § 296-17A-1501, filed 8/3/10, effective 10/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-1501, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-1501, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1501, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-545, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-545, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-545, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-545, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 54.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-545, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-545, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-545, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-545, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 77-27, § 296-17-545, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, § 296-17-545, filed 12/1/77; Order 73-22, § 296-17-545, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1507
Classification 1507.

1507-01 Irrigation ditches operation, repair and maintenance
Applies to establishments engaged in providing water for agricultural irrigation through a network of ditches, canals and/or pipelines. Irrigation system operations may be owned by individuals, a private company, cooperatives or a municipality. Water for irrigation can come from a natural above or below ground source or a reservoir and is kept flowing by means of pumping plants. Irrigation water usage is monitored at the "turn-out" which must be manually opened by an employee of the irrigation company and is located between the ditch/pipeline and the user's field. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, digging and maintaining ditches or canals, installing underground pipe, installation or maintenance of control gates and pumps, cleaning of ditches, spraying to control insects, and regular maintenance of vehicles and equipment when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, water pumps, ditch digging/pipe laying equipment, control gates, pumps, vehicles, spraying equipment and hand tools. This classification includes the operation of drainage systems by a private company or a municipal special purpose district.
This classification excludes: Contractors engaged in the digging of ditches or canals who are to be reported separately in classification 0108 or 0201 as applicable; contractors engaged in underground pipe laying which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in the installation of agricultural sprinkler systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0301; contractors engaged in the installation or repair of irrigation/drainage pumps which is to be reported separately in classification 0306; the routine irrigation of individual agricultural acreage with the owner's own system which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the establishment; the construction of any new buildings which is to be reported separately in the construction classification applicable to the work being performed; and clerical office and administrative personnel who are to be reported separately as appropriate, classification 5305 for cities and towns, classification 5306 for counties, or classifications 4904 and 6303 for nonmunicipal ownership.
Special note: Many water supply operations in Washington may have "irrigation district" as part of their name because of their original purpose, but they are actually functioning as a waterworks supplying residential users and are to be reported separately in classification 1507-02.
1507-02 Waterworks operations, repair and maintenance
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of water purification and distribution systems known as waterworks. Water is obtained from natural sources of surface or groundwater, piped to filtration plants, filtered, treated with chemicals, then pumped to holding facilities for eventual distribution to the user through underground pipes. Waterworks may be owned by cooperatives, such as homeowners' associations, a private company, or a municipality (as a P.U.D.). Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, erection of towers and tanks, underground waterline construction, maintenance of purification and filtration facilities, installation of fire hydrants, operating a laboratory, main-to-house hook-ups and the installation and reading of meters when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, excavating, pipe laying, erecting and welding equipment, vehicles, machine shop equipment, pumps and gauges, meters and hand tools. This classification includes the operation of sewerage treatment plants by owner or contract.
This classification excludes: Contractors engaged in underground waterline construction, maintenance or repair, including main-to-house hook-ups, who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; plumbing contractors engaged in waterline main-to-house hook-ups as part of an all-inclusive plumbing installation contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0306; the erection of water towers and tanks by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; contractors engaged in industrial plant maintenance who are to be reported separately in classification 0603; the construction of dams which is to be reported separately in classification 0701; the construction of any new buildings which is to be reported separately in the construction classification applicable to the work being performed; and clerical office and administrative personnel who are to be reported separately as appropriate, classification 5305 for cities and towns, classification 5306 for counties, or classifications 4904 and 6303 for nonmunicipal.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1507, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-546, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-546, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-546, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-546, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-546, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-546, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 74-40, § 296-17-546, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-546, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1701
Classification 1701.

1701-02 Ore reduction, by wet or dry process without application of heat at mine
Applies to establishments engaged in the reduction of coarse ores by a wet or dry process at a mine site. Work contemplated by this classification involves a variety of ore milling activities. The process begins by crushing, screening and washing the ores. Next, ores are placed in a rotating cylindrical mill which contains steel balls, flint pebbles, rods or rock for further grinding. Then with the use of amalgamation (introduction of a chemical such as mercury to break down the ores) or flotation (uses water to separate by buoyancy and densities), the ore material is broken down and dried to obtain concentrated ores of metals. The milling of ores to recover some nonmetallic minerals which do not require amalgamation or flotation are also included within this classification.
This classification excludes underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1702, and open cut mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1703.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1701, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-548, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-548, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-548, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1702
Classification 1702.

1702-01 Coal mines and mines N.O.C., underground; coke ovens
Applies to establishments engaged in underground mining, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), involving the extraction of coal, ores, stone, clay or other minerals. Operations contemplated by this classification include excavation and tunneling below ground as well as the incidental activities occurring above ground. Underground mining may involve shaft sinking, slope sinking, rock tunneling, and the building of drifts and shafts with heavy timbers or steel beams. Material is broken loose within the tunnel or shaft with explosives, drilling machines, rock drills, chippers, power hand drills and picks. After the material is broken loose it is removed from underground by way of hoist, conveyor, or some type of haulage car on steel track. On the surface, some of the extracted material is further refined such as coal which is crushed, screened, washed and graded before being hauled away. Additional equipment includes elevators, ventilation and communication systems, water pipes, lighting systems, as well as front end loaders, bulldozers and trucks. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of coke which is a solid carbonaceous residue obtained from bituminous coal after the removal of volatile materials by a distillation process. The method usually consists of a beehive or by-product oven process. Coal is fed into crushers which breaks oversized pieces into smaller pieces which are then conveyed to bunkers serving the ovens. This classification also applies to ore reduction involving heat processes.
This classification excludes ore reduction operations which do not require the use of heat which are to be reported separately in classification 1701, and open cut mining which is to be reported separately in classification 1703.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1702, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-549, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-549, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-549, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 75-38, § 296-17-549, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-549, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-549, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1703
Classification 1703.

1703-01 Open cut mining - All types; placer or hydraulic mining
Applies to establishments engaged in open cut mining to extract all types of ore including certain minerals such as, but not limited to, phosphate rock, graphite, talc, chalk, mica, asphalt, asbestos and gypsum. The process of open cut mining is also commonly referred to as surface mining, open pit mining or strip mining whereby such ores and minerals are extracted from a large hole or pit on the surface. Operations contemplated by this classification involve excavating and stripping the surface material with use of drag lines, power shovels or earth moving equipment. The products are loaded onto dump trucks or belt conveyors for movement to railroad sidings and loading into ore cars for shipment to processing plants. The equipment generally involves compressors, pneumatic drilling rigs, conveyors, trucks, drag lines, shovels, scrapers and bulldozers. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in hydraulic mining in which material is excavated by moving a stream of high pressure water over the mining face, and placer mining which obtains minerals from placers by use of running water such as on a stream or the shoreline.
This classification excludes underground mining which is to be reported separately in classification 1702, and quarrying which is to be reported separately in classification 1704.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1703, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-550, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-550, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 75-38, § 296-17-550, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-550, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1704
Classification 1704.

1704-02 Quarries, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in quarrying, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), to extract large solid stone such as, but not limited to, limestone, sandstone, granite, marble, slate, hard shale rock, ballast rock, cement rock, coral rock, etc., from hillsides or open pits. Operations contemplated by this classification involve exposing stone with use of drag lines, power shovels, scrapers or other earth moving equipment. In some instances, blasting with explosives is performed on large stone masses to break portions loose. The stone is separated into large blocks, sometimes called loafs. There are several methods to cut a loaf - line drilling, wire sawing, diamond wire sawing or chiseling. The loafs are removed from the quarry pit and taken to the surface. This classification includes all other activities occurring on the surface of the quarry site which could involve the further cutting of the loafs or the crushing of stone into smaller pieces.
This classification excludes open pit mining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1703, and underground mining which is to be reported separately in classification 1702.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1704, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-551, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-551, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-551, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1801
Classification 1801.

1801-01 Lead smelting, sintering, or refining; calcium carbide manufacturing
Applies to establishments primarily engaged in the smelting, sintering, or refining of lead, including the manufacturing of calcium carbide. The lead ore most commonly mined is galena which is the sulfide of lead. The ore is mixed with other metalliferous minerals, such as sphalerite, copper pyrites and iron pyrites. The smelting process consists of fusing or separating the metallic elements. After ore has been received, the process begins by crushing, washing and screening the ore. There may be various steps of milling, concentration or amalgamation (floatation) to separate the galena from the sphalerite and other minerals. The roasting or sintering process takes place in rotary kilns or other types of furnaces. In this way the material is sintered or converted into lumps (called sinter) which are mixed with coke and placed into a shaft furnace. The material is then desilvertized which is achieved by adding metallic zinc and raising the temperature sufficiently to dissolve it. The molten metal is then cast into ingots. The ingots may go through further refining processes or may be considered a finished product. This classification also includes the manufacturing of calcium carbide which is a crystalline material produced by heating pulverized limestone or quicklime with carbon and used to generate acetylene gas, as a dehydrating agent, and in making graphite and hydrogen.
This classification excludes aluminum smelting operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1802; the smelting, sintering or refining of ores not covered by another classification, (N.O.C.) which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-08; the recovering, refining or reprocessing of metals which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-09; ore reduction which is to be reported separately in classification 1701; and open pit or underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the mining being performed.
1801-03 Steel or iron rolling mills; rolling mills, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in operating iron or steel rolling mills. In a rolling mill ingots and/or slabs of steel are rolled (i.e., they are passed between rollers whereby they undergo an increase in length and a corresponding reduction in depth). The rollers used by the rolling mills vary widely in size and shape, depending on the type of rolled section(s) to be produced. Depending upon the thickness of the metal to start and the desired thickness when finished, a single piece of metal may pass through the same or a different set of rollers several times.
Rolling mills for pipes may be divided into two categories - welded pipes and seamed pipes. Welded pipes are produced from a steel strip which is bent to a tubular shape and whose edges are then joined by welding. Seamed pipes are produced from cast or rolled billets at rolling temperature. There are different processes for both kinds of manufacturing. Whatever method is used the metals are somehow heated to temperatures up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. The equipment may include, but is not limited to, rakes, ladle, forklifts and front loaders.
This classification excludes aluminum smelting plant operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1802, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of pipe or tube from iron or steel by drawing or bending which are to be reported separately in classification 5101.
1801-08 Ore smelting, sintering or refining, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the smelting, sintering, or refining of ores not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Smelting and sintering are refining processes which use different properties of heat which may or may not reduce the ore to molten form. Temperatures are usually lower than 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. Ore is received direct from the mine or in a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, pellets, particles, molds and briquettes. The process begins by crushing, washing and screening; there may be various steps of milling, concentration or amalgamation. The roasting or sintering process takes place in rotary kilns or other types of furnaces. In this way the material is sintered or converted into lumps (called sinter) which may be mixed with other materials and placed into a shaft furnace. The molten metal ore is then cast or recast into ingots. The ingots may go through further refining processes or may be considered a finished product.
This classification excludes aluminum smelting operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1802; the smelting, sintering or refining of lead which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-01; the recovering, refining or reprocessing of metals which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-09; ore reduction which is to be reported separately in classification 1701; and open pit or underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the mining being performed.
1801-09 Metal recovering, refining or reprocessing
Applies to establishments engaged in the recovering, refining, or reprocessing of metals. These establishments are considered secondary processors or reprocessors to primary metal producers. The primary producer uses ore to manufacture metal, whereas, the secondary processors or reprocessors will recover, refine, or reproduce refined metals from coarse metal. Types of metal include, but are not limited to, gold, aluminum, silver, lead, and zinc. Metal comes in various forms to include cast ingots, dross, and scrap material. The scrap material and dross are recycled to extract reusable metallic elements. Other metals are reprocessed and may include adding alloys and/or other elements, or recasting the metals into different shapes and sizes. An example may include adding magnesium to zinc as part of the recycling process in which zinc oxide is produced and sold to rubber companies for manufacturing tires and other rubber products. Metals are weighed, sorted and/or sifted through a variety of screens and includes crushing as needed. Next, the materials are placed in an oven or furnace and chemicals and/or alloys are added. At this point the metal may be placed in molds and cooled by air or water. Finished products are inspected, graded, weighed, packaged and shipped. To assist in the processing function, ladles, rakes, conveyers, scales, hoist, front end loaders and forklifts may be used. This classification also includes the incidental buying and selling of scrap metal.
This classification excludes aluminum smelting operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1802; the smelting, sintering or refining of lead which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-01; the smelting, sintering or refining ores not covered by another classification N.O.C., which is to be reported separately in classification 1801-08; ore reduction which is to be reported separately in classification 1701; scrap metal dealers which are to be reported separately in classification 0604; and establishments which compact or recycle metal containers such as aluminum or tin cans which are to be reported separately in classification 2102.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1801, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-552, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-552, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-552, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-552, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-552, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-1802
Classification 1802.

1802-00 Aluminum smelting
Applies to establishments engaged in the primary smelting of aluminum from alumina using an electrolytic reduction process. This classification includes the alloying and casting of sheet ingots, T-ingots, rolling ingots, notched ingots, sows, pigs, extrusion logs, extrusion billets and other primary production shapes when performed by a primary producer subject to this classification. Aluminum is produced from alumina. Alumina is extracted from bauxite which is an ore found in the earth's crust. Bauxite contains approximately 50% aluminum oxide (alumina) together with iron oxide, silica, and titanium oxide. The aluminum smelting process is two-fold; first, pure aluminum oxide is produced, then the aluminum is decomposed from the oxygen by an electrolytic treatment. The process is complex, labor intensive and power intensive. The use of an electric current causes pure aluminum to go to the cathode (part of the smelting structure) and accumulates as a layer floating on the molten salt in a large vat. This aluminum has a purity of 99.99% and is removed from time to time and cast into suitable shapes from molds.
This classification excludes secondary processors who do not reduce aluminum from alumina, but whose principle business is casting, rolling, extruding, foiling or recycling aluminum alloys from molten aluminum, primary production shapes or used scrap and dross which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification; ore reduction which is to be reported separately in classification 1701; and open pit or underground mining operations which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the mining being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-1802, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-55201, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-55201, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 88-06-047 (Order 87-33), § 296-17-55201, filed 3/1/88.]



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.]



296-17A-2004
Classification 2004.

2004-21 Iron or steel merchants; wire rope and cable dealers
Applies to establishments engaged as iron or steel merchants or as dealers of wire rope, cable, or metal conduit. This classification includes the merchandising of nonferrous metals such as, but not limited to, copper, brass, or aluminum. This classification is distinguished from scrap metal dealers in classification 0604 who deal primarily in used metal as opposed to merchants in classification 2004 who sell new goods. Iron or steel merchants receive metal in the form of beams, sheets, plates, bars, rods, pipe, rounds, channels, angles, tubes, or coils from the mills which they unload with overhead cranes, and store them in their shop or yard. Using power equipment such as shears, hacksaws, drills, benders, and cutting torches, they are cut, sheared, and formed to customer specifications. Wire rope and cable dealers use coilers to wind the wire rope or cable from large spools onto smaller spools, and use saws or other cutting tools to cut it to length and large hydraulic presses to attach sockets, pulleys and other hardware to wire rope to form rigging used by the fishing, logging, and construction industry.
This classification excludes scrap metal and junk dealers which are to be reported separately in classification 0604, and rebar fabricators which are to be reported separately in classification 5209.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-2004, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2004, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-557, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-557, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-557, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-557, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-557, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2007
Classification 2007.

2007-02 Grain elevator or warehouse
Applies to establishments engaged in providing grain elevator or warehouse facilities. These facilities may range from hundred thousand bushel country elevators to multimillion bushel terminal elevators, the latter of which are located near railroad lines or seaports. Grain may be stored in elevators for years, depending on market conditions. Grain elevators operate year round or seasonally and may offer a variety of services ranging from storage only to grain milling (see exclusions below). Typical operations in this classification include weighing, grading, cleaning and drying of the grain, and conveyance to the storage lofts. Most grain elevators also provide a brokerage service for their customers.
This classification excludes grain milling which is to be reported separately in classification 2101 and bean or pea elevators which are to be reported separately in classification 2007-03.
2007-03 Bean or pea elevator or warehouse
Applies to establishments engaged in providing bean or pea elevator or warehouse facilities. Bean or pea elevators run all year round or seasonally and may offer a variety of services ranging from storage only to brokerage services. Typical operations in this classification include weighing, grading, cleaning and drying of the bean or pea, and conveyance to the storage lofts.
This classification excludes seed merchants who are to be reported separately in classification 2101; grain elevators which are to be reported separately in classification 2007-02; and vegetable cannery or processing operations and pea vining by cannery employees which are to be reported separately in classification 3902.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2007, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-560, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-560, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 75-38, § 296-17-560, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; 73-22, § 296-17-560, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2008
Classification 2008.

2008-01 Warehouses - Field bonded
Applies to establishments engaged in providing bonded warehouse services at the customers location. Field bonding involves appropriating a warehouse (or portion of one), that is owned by the customer, for the purpose of segregating and securing a portion of that customer's merchandise to be used as collateral for a bank loan. The field bonding company will catalog the merchandise that is involved in the transaction, issue a receipt (the receipt is presented as collateral for the loan), and ensure its security and value for the length of the contract. The field bonding company is not responsible for the maintenance of the facility and doesn't become involved in handling, moving or shipping the goods. Work contemplated by this classification is limited to employees who catalog the goods being held, security guards, and clerical help employed at the secured location.
This classification excludes drivers who are to be reported separately in classification 1102.
Special note: Traditional warehousing establishments (such as those described in classification 2102) may be "bonded" in that they can assure their customers that goods regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or goods awaiting inspection by U.S. Customs, will remain secured. This type of bonding is similar in that it is an assurance of value and safekeeping, but differs from classification 2008 in that the goods are delivered to, and held at, the warehouse company's own facility.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2008, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-561, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-561, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-561, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-561, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-561, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2009
Classification 2009.

2009-00 Building material dealers and lumber yards
Applies to establishments engaged as building material dealers or lumber yards. For purposes of this classification the term "building materials" includes, but is not limited to, such items as wallboard, roofing, insulation, sheet metal, bricks, blocks, windows, fixtures, cabinets, doors, linoleum, tile, paneling, interior wood and plastic trim and molding, concrete mix, pipe, plumbing, and electrical supplies. In addition, such establishments often carry a variety of paints and accessories, garden tools and accessories, and hardware items such as nails, nuts and bolts, tools, hinges, doorknobs, locks, and more. It is not uncommon for a building material dealer to specialize and sell only one of the above types of items. Establishments engaged as lumber yards carry a diverse line of wood and lumber products and usually with sufficient quantity to build an entire wood structure. This line of wood and lumber products could include beams, planks, boards, plywood, an array of dimensional lumber (1x2, 2x4, 2x12, etc.), fence posts, railroad ties, shakes and shingles, siding, wood paneling, as well as interior wood trim and molding. Such establishments often carry a variety of other building materials such as electrical supplies, pipe and plumbing supplies, fixtures, cabinets, doors, windows, wallboard, insulation, linoleum, tile, paneling, bricks, blocks, concrete mix, roofing materials, sheet metal and more. These establishments often utilize one or more covered sheds to protect less durable materials from the outside climate, and will also utilize an uncovered open yard type of environment for storage of more durable wood, lumber, and building materials. In addition, such establishments could also have an inside store operation to include a variety of items such as hand and power tools, table saws, paints and varnishes, caulking, and a variety of hardware type items such as nails, nuts and bolts, hinges, doorknobs, locks, and more. This classification also includes retail/wholesale fence material dealers. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of materials or inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; hardware stores with building materials or lumber which are to be reported separately in classification 2009-03; and warehouse centers which are to be reported separately in classification 2009-05.
2009-01 Electrical supply dealers
Applies to establishments engaged as electrical hardware and supply dealers who primarily sell electrical hardware and supplies in bulk to the contractor trades, such as electrical and construction, although sales also may be made to individuals for their own use. Supplies are typically received in bulk quantity and may include, but are not limited to, spools of electrical wiring and cable, wiring harnesses, plastic and flex hosing, panel boxes, brackets, electrical outlet boxes, fuses, switches, plates, and residential and commercial canisters and light fixtures. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of materials or inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; all service or repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location; retail lighting fixture stores which demonstrate lights and fixtures to walk-in customers which are to be reported separately in classification 6406; and establishments engaged as wholesale lighting fixture and light bulb dealers who buy direct from manufacturers and who sell wholesale to retail lighting fixture stores or other such stores or institutions who are to be reported separately in classification 6407.
2009-02 Farm supply stores
Applies to establishments primarily engaged in operating farm supply or farm cooperative stores. These establishments carry a diverse line of farm feeds, products, and accessories. Typical items may include, but are not limited to, bulk quantities of mixed and unmixed feeds, seeds, oats and grains; bales of alfalfa or hay; bag feed for dogs, cats, chickens, birds, and other animals; bulk and bag fertilizers; pesticides and other garden items including peat moss and bark; animal grooming and care accessories; horse tack; specialty clothing; feed and water bins; metal fencing and grates for livestock; fence posts; barbed wire; pumps and piping; hardware and tools; automotive and tractor parts and accessories; and miscellaneous homeowner or yard equipment such as mowers, rototillers, and a variety of small tractors and accessories. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of materials or inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; all other nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; all service or repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location; and establishments primarily engaged in the sale, service and/or repair of farm machinery and implements which are to be reported separately in classification 6408.
Special note: Farm supply or farm cooperative stores may conduct additional operations which are to be reported separately. These activities may occur at a single location operated by the business or at separate locations and may include an oil or gas dealership which is to be reported separately in classification 3407; self-service gas or diesel stations which are to be reported separately in classification 3409; or agricultural fertilizer dealers (not including the manufacture of raw materials) which are to be reported separately in classification 2106.
2009-03 Hardware stores with lumber or building material supplies
Applies to establishments engaged in operating hardware stores that also sell building material supplies. For purposes of this classification the term "building materials" includes, but is not limited to, such items as wallboard, roofing, insulation, sheet metal, bricks, blocks, and windows, cabinets, doors, windows, sheet metal, roofing materials, concrete mix, boards, plywood, dimensional lumber (1x2, 2x4, 2x12, etc.), fence posts, railroad ties, siding, and wood paneling, as well as interior wood trim and molding. The merchandise carried will vary from store to store. For the purposes of this classification, hardware includes items such as, but not limited to, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, door fixtures, hinges, locks, power and hand tools, garden tools and accessories, electrical and plumbing supplies, and paint and automobile supplies. Depending on their location and customer base, hardware stores may also sell a limited selection of giftware, housewares, sporting goods, athletic equipment, games or similar items. Other services provided could include making keys, threading pipe, mixing paint, and the sale of fishing or hunting licenses. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of materials or inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; all other nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard operation; and all service or repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location.
Special note: Hardware stores with lumber or building material supplies are smaller and offer a smaller product selection than warehouse centers which are reported separately in classification 2009-05. Establishments primarily engaged as building material dealers and lumber yards are to be reported separately in classification 2009-00.
2009-04 Pump, plumbing, irrigation, and pipe supply dealers
Applies to establishments engaged as pump, plumbing, irrigation, and pipe supply dealers. Merchandise includes, but is not limited to, pumps, above and below ground irrigation systems and supplies, pipe, fittings, elbows, adapters, connectors, hoses, valves, water softeners, filters, disposals, hot water tanks, heaters, sinks, tubs, toilets, and shower units. Merchandise is typically received in bulk quantity by the pallet, sling, crate or box. Merchandise is sold primarily to plumbing and irrigation contractors. This classification includes all store and yard operations, including showrooms or display areas and in-shop services such as the rebuilding or repair of pumps, and cutting and threading pipe. Also included in this classification is the transfer of product or material inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; all other nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; and all service or repair work not described above which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location.
2009-05 Warehouse centers
Applies to establishments engaged in operating warehouse centers with lumber or building material supplies. For purposes of this classification a warehouse center is an enclosed building or structure which serves to protect the majority of the items or products contained within the warehouse environment. Warehouse centers are larger than traditional hardware stores and offer a wider product selection. A dominant characteristic of a warehouse center is that excess stock is stacked up to 25 feet high throughout the building. The term "building materials" as used in this classification includes, but is not limited to, such items as wallboard, roofing, insulation, sheet metal, bricks, blocks, and windows. Merchandise carried by warehouse centers may include hardware, variety items, building materials, as well as wood or lumber. Hardware items may include such items as nails, nuts, bolts, door fixtures, hinges, locks, hand or power tools, garden tools, garden supplies and accessories, lawn mowers, electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, paint, and auto supplies. Variety items may include giftware, housewares, sporting goods, athletic equipment, games, rugs, and lawn chairs. Wood and lumber products may include beams, planks, boards, plywood, dimensional lumber (1x2, 2x4, 2x12, etc.), fence posts, railroad ties, shakes and shingles, siding, and wood paneling. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of materials or inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; all other nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; and all service or repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location.
Special note: Hardware stores with lumber or building material supplies are smaller and offer a smaller product selection than warehouse centers and are reported separately in classification 2009-03. Establishments primarily engaged as building material dealers and lumber yards are to be reported separately in classification 2009-00.
2009-06 HVAC supply dealers
Applies to establishments engaged as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning product and supply dealers. Merchandise includes, but is not limited to, furnace units, gas fireplaces, air conditioning and heater units, hot water tanks, thermostats, vents, venting duct and pipe, vent collars and reels, registers, fittings, adapters, galvanized pipe, insulation wrap, preformed or bent duct portions, flat sheets of metal, concrete pads and gas logs. Merchandise is typically received in bulk quantity by the pallet, sling, crate or box. Merchandise is primarily sold to heating and ventilation contractors, furnace contractors and sheet metal contractors. This classification includes all store and yard operations and the transfer of product or material inventory between related stores.
This classification excludes sheet metal fabrication shops which are to be reported separately in classification 3404; delivery drivers (other than those involved in transferring materials or inventory between related stores) who are to be reported separately in classification 1101; all other nondelivery activities conducted away from the store or yard; and all service or repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification whether it is conducted at the store or a customer's location.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 19-11-109, § 296-17A-2009, filed 5/21/19, effective 7/1/19. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2009, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56101, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-56101, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 94-12-063, § 296-17-56101, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-56101, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93.]



296-17A-2101
Classification 2101.

2101-00 Grain milling; flour mills; feed mills; feed manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in milling grain into flour or meal or in the manufacture of dry (powdered, granule or pellet) feed. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of grain (wheat, barley, oats, corn) in bulk or bag which is purchased from others, grinding or milling the grain to either a coarse or a fine powder, adding binder (molasses), adding and mixing ingredients (depending on product being made), and packaging. This classification includes delivery of products in packaged or bulk form to customers.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the further processing of flour or meal to manufacture food products which are to be reported separately in the applicable food manufacturing classification, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of canned or frozen animal food which are to be reported separately in classification 3902.
2101-01 Hay, grain or feed dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale of grain, feed, and hay to others. Operations contemplated by this classification are limited to the purchase of hay, grain, or feed in bulk from others and the subsequent resale of these items in bulk to others. Establishments subject to this classification may have a small store operation, a substantial storage facility, or they may haul product from location to location all of which are included within the scope of this classification when done by employees of employers subject to this classification.
This classification excludes the sale of hay by farm operations which is to be reported separately in classification 4808, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of animal feed which are to be reported separately in classification 2101-00.
2101-02 Seed processing
Applies to establishments engaged in the processing of agricultural seeds for wholesale or retail sales. These establishments receive produce such as wheat, barley, alfalfa, lentils, vegetables, fruit or flowers from farmers the seed company has contracted with, or in the case of larger seed companies, they may have their own fields for raising the seed crop. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, cleaning, grading, crushing, separating, and packaging of the product (either by hand or by machine). Machinery includes, but is not limited to, screening machines, air gravity separators, clippers, tumbling drums for polishing, and bagging machines. This classification also includes trial plots or lab research facilities used to develop new seed hybrids and improve existing varieties, consultation services provided to the farmers during planting and harvesting seasons, and custom milling work conducted at the farmer's premises. Also included in this classification are establishments engaged exclusively in providing grain or seed drying services.
This classification excludes growing of seeds, other than on a trial plot, which is to be reported separately in the appropriate agricultural classification; merchants engaged in hand packaging seeds that have been processed by others who are to be reported separately in classification 6309-06; grain milling which is to be reported separately in classification 2101-00; hay/grain/feed dealers which are to be reported separately in classification 2101-01; and grain or bean/pea elevators which are to be reported separately in classification 2007.
2101-05 Hop pellet manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of hop pellets. Hop pellets are one of several ingredients used by breweries in the manufacture of beer and ale. Operations contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, cold storage room operations where bales of hops are kept, bale breaking and grinding of hops into powder, blending of powders and additives, testing of hops, pelletizing, packaging, and shipping. Establishments subject to this classification may own the hops or do custom blending for others.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of hop extract which are to be reported separately in classification 3701.
Special note: Hop pellets are often referred to as a flavoring so care should be taken, when another classification is being considered, to determine the process used.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2101, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-562, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-562, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-562, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 54.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-562, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-562, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-562, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-562, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



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.]



296-17A-2104
Classification 2104.

2104-01 Vegetable packing - Fresh
Applies to establishments engaged in the packing of fresh vegetables. These operations are usually located in produce growing areas and are generally seasonal. The vegetables are generally brought to the packing plant by the farmer or co-op drivers, but some packing plants may employ their own drivers to pick up the product from the local farms or co-op. Typical activities of the packing operation include, but are not limited to, sorting, grading, cleaning, trimming, packing and shipping of the vegetables. Various packing containers such as plastic bags, boxes, barrels, crates, and baskets may be used. The packing may be done by hand for fragile vegetables or by machine for the more sturdy produce. This classification includes cold storage operations if it is used solely for the storage of their own produce. Drivers employed by these establishments who pick up the vegetables from the suppliers or deliver the packaged product to the market are included in this classification. A farm operation that grows and packs their own fresh vegetables or packs other farms' fresh vegetables in addition to their own is to be assigned this classification (2104) for the packing operation. However, if the farmer only sorts and stores the fresh vegetables, the appropriate agricultural classification is applicable to both the growing and sorting/storage operations. This classification also includes establishments engaged in processing potatoes into seed potatoes. Processing plants receive whole potatoes from their suppliers. At the plant the potatoes are moved along on a conveyor belt, cleaned as appropriate, cut into small pieces (usually quarters), and treated with a fumigant powder or other sterilizer. The smaller pieces, referred to as "seed potatoes," are delivered to farmers who plant them for future crops.
This classification excludes fresh fruit packing which is to be reported separately in classification 2104-02; cannery or freezing operations and/or any processing of the vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; and cold storage operations not exclusively part of a packing operation which are to be reported separately in either classification 4401 or 4404.
2104-02 Fruit packing - Fresh
Applies to establishments engaged in the packing of fresh fruit. These operations are usually located in produce growing areas and generally are seasonal. The fruit may be brought to the packing plant by the farmer or co-op drivers, but some packing plants may employ their own drivers to pick up the product from the local farms or co-op. Typical activities of the packing operation include, but are not limited to, sorting, grading, cleaning, trimming, packing and shipping the fruit. Various packing containers such as plastic bags, boxes, barrels, crates and baskets may be used. The packing may be done by hand for fragile fruit or by machine for the more sturdy produce. This classification includes any cold storage operations if it is used solely for the storage of their own produce. Drivers employed by these establishments who pick up the fruit from the farmer or deliver the packaged product to the market are included in this classification. A farm operation that grows and packs their own fresh fruit, or packs other farms' fresh fruit in addition to their own, is to be assigned this classification (2104) for the packing operation. However, if the farmer only sorts and stores the fresh fruit the appropriate agricultural classification is applicable to both the growing and sorting/storage operations.
This classification excludes fresh vegetable packing which is reported separately in classification 2104-01; cannery or freezing operations and/or any processing of the fruit which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; and cold storage operations not exclusively part of a packing operation which is reported separately in either classification 4401 or 4404.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2104, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-564, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-564, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-564, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-564, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-564, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-564, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-564, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2105
Classification 2105.

2105-00 Beer, ale, wine and soft drink importers, exporters and distributors - Wholesale or combined wholesale and retail
Applies to establishments engaged in wholesale, or combined wholesale and retail, distribution of beer, ale, wine and soft drinks. These establishments carry a wide selection of soft drinks, domestic and import beers, ales, and wine, as well as beer pumps and ice. Product stock is received directly from the breweries, wineries, manufacturers or larger distributors, and stored in warehouses or refrigerated storerooms on pallets, in crates, boxes, cases, cartons, kegs or canisters. Stock is then distributed to customers such as, but not limited to, restaurants, lounges and bars, hotels, grocery stores, or other commercial businesses. This classification includes route drivers and driver's assistants.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation, service and repair of vending machines which are to be reported separately in classification 0606, and breweries, wineries, and beverage bottlers, N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 3702.
Special notes: Classifications 2105 and 3702 shall not be assigned to the same account unless each operation is conducted as a separate and distinct business and the conditions set forth in the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
2105-01 Beer, ale and wine importers, exporters and distributors - Wholesale or combined wholesale and retail
Applies to establishments engaged in wholesale, or combined wholesale and retail, distribution of beer, ale and wine, but not in soft drink beverages. These establishments carry a wide selection of domestic and import beers, ales or wines, as well as beer pumps and ice. Product stock is received directly from the breweries, wineries, manufacturers, or larger distributors and stored in warehouses or refrigerated storerooms on pallets, in crates, boxes, cases, cartons, kegs or canisters. Stock is then distributed to customers such as, but not limited to, restaurants, lounges and bars, hotels, grocery stores, or other commercial businesses. This classification includes route drivers and driver's assistants.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation, service and repair of vending machines which are to be reported separately in classification 0606, and breweries, wineries and beverage bottlers, N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 3702.
Special notes: Classifications 2105 and 3702 shall not be assigned to the same account unless each operation is conducted as a separate and distinct business and the conditions set forth in the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
2105-02 Soft drink importers, exporters and distributors - Wholesale or combined wholesale and retail
Applies to establishments engaged in wholesale, or combined wholesale and retail, distribution of soft drink beverages but not alcoholic beverages. Product stock is received directly from the manufacturers or larger distributors and stored in warehouses or refrigerated storerooms on pallets, in crates, boxes, cases, cartons, or canisters. Stock is then distributed to customers such as, but not limited to, restaurants, lounges and bars, hotels, grocery stores, or other commercial beverages. This classification includes route drivers and driver's assistants.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the installation, service and repair of vending machines which are to be reported separately in classification 0606, and establishments that bottle beverages which are to be reported separately in classification 3702.
Special note: Classifications 2105 and 3702 shall not be assigned to the same account unless each operation is conducted as a separate and distinct business and the conditions set forth in the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2105, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56401, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-56401, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-56401, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-56401, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-56401, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82.]



296-17A-2106
Classification 2106.

2106-00 Fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia and agricultural chemical dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale of fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia, and agricultural chemicals. This classification includes the mixing of wet or dry chemical fertilizers all of which fall into one of three categories: Nitrogen, phosphate or potassium. Fertilizer dealers may use a chemical or mechanical process to mix one or more of the basic fertilizers or combine portions of each per customer specifications. Included in this classification is the manufacture, distribution, and application of anhydrous ammonia which is dry ammonia gas compressed into a liquid and used as a fertilizer. Also included in this classification are establishments that sell and distribute "natural" fertilizers (manure). Typical establishments in this classification include, but are not limited to, commercial fertilizer dealers, farmer co-ops, and grange supply dealers which may do some chemical mixing but are more predominately involved in the sales and delivery of the fertilizer.
This classification excludes the mining of raw ores (phosphate and potassium) used in manufacturing the fertilizer which is to be reported separately in classification 1701; the manufacture of ammonia and nitric acid which is to be reported separately in classification 3701; and the application of fertilizer by a custom farm services contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 4808.
2106-01 Explosive powder and chemical dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the sale of explosive powders and chemicals, including the incidental mixing, blending, packaging, and bulk delivery and/or blending at the customer's site and in the sale of blasting supplies. Products include, but are not limited to, dry, liquid and gel explosives, fuses and detonators.
This classification excludes the mining of raw ores or the manufacture of chemicals used in manufacturing explosives which are to be reported separately in 1701 and 3701 respectively, the manufacture of explosive devices which is to be reported separately in the applicable manufacturing classification, and contract blasting such as at a quarry or construction site which is to be reported separately in classification 0103.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-24-118, § 296-17A-2106, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2106, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56402, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-56402, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-56402, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88.]



296-17A-2201
Classification 2201.

2201-01 Laundry, dry cleaning and dyeing establishments
Applies to establishments engaged in laundry, dry cleaning, or dyeing services. This classification is limited to establishments providing services primarily to retail walk-in customers who leave the items to be laundered, dry cleaned, or dyed at the laundry facility. This classification covers all operations including, but not limited to, dry cleaning, dyeing, the washing, drying, and pressing of clothing or household furnishings such as, but not limited to, curtains, bedding, linens, and sleeping bags, repairing or altering the items left for cleaning, pick up and delivery services, and drop off stations. These establishments generally employ counter staff to wait on customers as well as employees who engage in laundering and/or dry cleaning operations (although some employees may perform both activities). This classification also includes waterproofing or mothproofing garments, or providing cold storage for fur goods for retail customers. Materials and machinery include, but are not limited to, detergents, bleaches, cleaning solvents, deodorizers, dyes, clothes hangers, plastic bags, automatic or steam operated washing machines, dryers, dry cleaning chambers, dyeing vats, pressing and ironing boards, sewing machines, and delivery vans.
This classification excludes self-service, coin-operated laundry or dry cleaning establishments which are to be reported separately in classification 2204; commercial or industrial laundries not covered by another classification, including linen, uniform and diaper services which are to be reported separately in classification 2203; and carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning establishments which are to be reported separately in classification 2202.
Special note: It is common for establishments subject to this classification to have satellite locations where customers drop off and pick up cleaning, but where no actual laundering occurs. Drop off centers are included in this classification.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2201, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-565, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-565, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-565, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-565, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-565, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-565, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2202
Classification 2202.

2202-03 Carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning
Applies to establishments engaged in cleaning rugs, carpets, or upholstery for commercial, institutional or residential customers. This classification contemplates work done either at the customer's location or in their own shop or plant. In-shop cleaners usually clean area rugs, and may occasionally clean furniture upholstery. Items are picked up by employees or delivered to the shop, where they are measured and inspected for tears, worn areas, stains or other damage. Rugs may be cleaned with vibrating machines, vacuum cleaners, or shampooing machines. Cleaned rugs are suspended from poles and conveyed into the drying room where large fans propel heated air to dry them. Once dry, the rugs are inspected, rolled, wrapped, and returned to the customer or stored until the customer requests delivery. Services at customers' location may use truck-mounted or portable cleaning equipment. Carpet and upholstery cleaning services may offer incidental, related services such as, but not limited to, carpet dyeing and tinting, repairs, carpet maintenance consultations, rug decontamination, on-site dry cleaning of draperies, floor or wall cleaning, the rental of cleaning equipment, or the sale of cleaning solutions. These incidental activities are included in this classification when done by employees of employers subject to this classification.
This classification excludes janitorial establishments that provide general interior cleaning services to the public which are to be reported separately in classification 6602, and laundry and dry cleaning establishments providing services primarily to retail walk-in customers which are to be reported separately in classification 2201.
Special note: Restoration work (as a result of smoke or water damage) such as drying and/or cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture, washing and polishing furniture, washing walls, washing and waxing floors, and cleaning the personal contents of a home is included in classification 6602-03. Refer to classification 6602-03 for more detailed information on restorations.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2202, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-566, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-566, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-566, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-566, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-566, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2203
Classification 2203.

2203-00 Laundries - Commercial or industrial: N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in laundering operations which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). In addition to linen, uniform or diaper services, these establishments may launder other goods such as, but not limited to, protective apparel (flame, heat, or chemical resistant), dust control items (treated mops, rugs, mats, dust cloths), and wiping towels. These items may belong to the commercial or industrial laundry and rented to users, or they may be the customers' own goods. Operations include, but are not limited to, soliciting new customers by route supervisors or drivers, collecting and delivering, marking, weighing and sorting laundry, washing, extracting, tumbling, starching, drying, machine or hand ironing, making repairs or alterations, folding and wrapping. This classification also contemplates employees such as counter personnel, receiving clerks, sorters and markers at collection or distribution stores operated on the premises where laundering is performed.
This classification excludes laundry and dry cleaning establishments providing services primarily to retail walk-in customers which are to be reported separately in classification 2201; self-service, coin-operated laundry or dry cleaning establishments which are to be reported separately in classification 2204; and carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning establishments which are to be reported separately in classification 2202.
Special note: This classification also covers establishments specializing in stone washing jeans or "contract dyeing" for commercial or industrial businesses and the cleaning of nonfabric items, such as venetian blinds, plastic goods or computer parts when done at the laundry facility.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2203, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56601, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-56601, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-2204
Classification 2204.

2204-00 Laundry or dry cleaning - Coin-operated, self-service operations
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of coin (or card) operated self-service laundry and dry cleaning equipment for customers' use on the premises. Most facilities have an attendant(s) on duty at all times; others may have only periodic surveillance by the owner or employees. Attendants generally ensure there are no problems with the equipment or with vandalism; they may perform minor repair or adjustments on the machines, assist patrons by carrying laundry or explaining the operation of the machines. There is usually a small waiting area which may include benches and chairs, change-making machines, vending machines with food and laundry supplies. Materials include, but are not limited to, detergents, bleaches, fabric softeners, dry cleaning solvents, spot-removing fluids, plastic bags, and hangers. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, residential or commercial sized washers and dryers, dry cleaning machines, pressing machines, irons, coin changing machines, tables for folding clothing, chairs, hanger racks, water heating and storage system, solvent reclaiming units, and solvent storage tanks.
This classification excludes laundry and dry cleaning establishments providing services primarily to retail walk-in customers which are to be reported separately in classification 2201, and commercial or industrial laundries not covered by another classification, including linen, uniform and diaper service which are to be reported separately in classification 2203.
Special note: This classification includes self-service/coin-operated cleaning facilities that offer dry cleaning services where the customers leave their clothing with the attendant and it is sent elsewhere for professional dry cleaning. This classification does not apply to any self-service/coin-operated cleaning facilities where the attendant performs any washing, drying, dry cleaning, hanging, or folding services on the premises which are to be reported separately in classification 2201.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2204, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56602, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-56602, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-2401
Classification 2401.

2401-00 Paper, pulp, or wood fiber: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in making paper from raw materials such as, but not limited to, wood chips, cotton fiber, water, kraft paper, recycled paper, bleach and dye purchased from outside sources. This classification includes the mashing of wood chips into fiber. Paper manufacturers may make finished products from the paper they manufacture which is included in this classification when done by employees of employers subject to this classification. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, large vats and tanks, spraying systems, choppers, paper-making machines, conveyor systems, forklifts, scales, winders, rewinders, and cutting machinery. Modern automated paper mills are monitored from computerized control rooms; many of the employees are electricians and control technicians. Wood chips are heated, washed, drained, impregnated with chemicals to separate natural binder fibers from the cellulose fibers, then chopped into tiny particles and further cleansed. Bleach and water are added again and the fibrous mixture is held in tanks to relax and fluff it to a natural state before going to a filtering process where the water is removed, allowing it to coagulate. More ingredients are added to increase strength, then the mixture is sprayed onto the paper-making machinery where it winds through the various sections at high speed. During the first stage the pulp is mostly water; as it spins on the wire mesh, the water is suctioned out and the paper winds around felt-covered rollers. The machine moves the paper through an enclosed, heated room (oven) and dried. The dried paper is rolled from the oven, smoothed on rollers, then rewound into smaller rolls and cut into desired lengths and widths.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood chips which are to be reported separately in classification 2903 and establishments engaged in the manufacture of abrasive cloth or paper (emery cloth/sandpaper) which are to be reported separately in classification 3708.
2401-03 Corrugated and fiber board container: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of boxes and cartons made of corrugated cardboard. Manufacturers subject to this classification may either corrugate cardboard for use in their own products or purchase corrugated cardboard from others. Applying coatings or laminating their own products is included in this classification when done by employees of employers subject to this classification. Raw materials include, but are not limited to, corrugated cardboard, glue, staples, tape, ink, and coating resins. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, sheeters, slitters, slotters, winders or rewinders, printing presses, box-making machinery, die cutters or other cutting machines, laminators, corrugators, balers and shredders, and forklifts. Cardboard is cut to size and shape, printed, scored or creased, corners cut or slotted, sides folded and bottom pieces taped together. Box manufacturers may cut Styrofoam into packing pieces if their customers want them as a packaging unit. This incidental activity is included within the scope of this classification when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in corrugating, laminating, oiling or coating paper which are to be reported separately in classification 2401-04 and establishments engaged in the manufacture of abrasive cloth or paper (emery cloth/sandpaper) which are to be reported separately in classification 3708.
2401-04 Paper coating, corrugating, laminating, oiling, or embossing
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing corrugated cardboard, or in coating, laminating, oiling, embossing paper or cardboard (chipboard) for others. To make corrugated cardboard, three (or more) rolls of kraft paper are simultaneously fed into a corrugating machine. Steam is sprayed onto the middle sheet as it winds around grooved rollers, forming grooves. Glue is applied to the tips of the grooves and the middle sheet is run between the other two sheets to form corrugated cardboard. The rest of the process involves heating, drying and curing, scoring and cutting the cardboard. Coating involves mixing coating materials, pouring the mixture into troughs of coating machines; the paper passes over rollers through the coating mixtures. Oiling or waxing processes are similar, but the oils or waxes are heated prior to being applied to the paper. After saturation, paper is dried, then finished by calendering (smoothed by being pressed through large rollers), slitting to desired widths, and rewinding or sheeting to size. Laminated paper is produced by feeding a paste or glue between layers of paper, pressing them together, drying and finishing by winding into rolls, or cutting, slitting or die cutting to size and shape. Paper is embossed by winding it on embossing rollers that perforate designs in it. Raw materials include, but are not limited to, kraft paper, chipboard, glues, waxes, resins and other coating liquids. Machinery for all these processes moves paper through glue baths, finishing applications, squeeze rollers, corrugating or embossing rollers, drying ovens, cutting devices, laminators, and/or stacking equipment. Other machinery includes, but is not limited to, forklifts, balers and shredders.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of paper, pulp or wood fiber which are to be reported separately in classification 2401-00; establishments engaged in the manufacture of corrugated and fiber board containers which are to be reported separately in classification 2401-03; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of abrasive cloth or paper (emery cloth/sandpaper) which are to be reported separately in classification 3708.
Special note: This classification differs from classification 2401-03 in that making corrugated cardboard or laminating, oiling, or coating cardboard products made by others is the main activity in classification 2401-04 while such supporting operations in classification 2401-03 are incidental to the manufacture of the product.
2401-08 Paper goods, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of heavy-grade, paper-based products, which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Products range widely and include, but are not limited to, panels, paper-mache items, milk cartons, display boards, commercial air filters, and spiral tubes. Spiral tubes range in size from small cores for paper towels to large tubes used by the construction industry to form concrete. Materials include, but are not limited to, paper, chipboard, glue, inks and dyes, chemicals; materials such as lightweight wire, or small parts made of plastic, Styrofoam, or textiles could be used as auxiliary pieces of the finished product. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, sheeters, slitters, slotters, winders, rewinders, printing presses, cutting, drilling or punching machines, ovens, heated presses, vats and beaters, grinders, laminators, embossers, gluers, vacuum machines, heat-sealing machines, wire-bending equipment, packaging equipment, conveyors, shredders, and balers. Depending on the product being made, processes are similar to one or more of those described in the other paper products manufacturing classifications.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of paper, pulp or wood fiber which are to be reported separately in classification 2401-00.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2401, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-567, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-567, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-567, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-567, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-567, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), § 296-17-567, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-567, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-567, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 77-27, § 296-17-567, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 73-22, § 296-17-567, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2903
Classification 2903.

Classification 2903 operations often represent the manufacturing steps between cutting raw logs in sawmills and a finished wood product that is manufactured from the intermediary wood products produced in this classification.
Equipment/machinery common to classification 2903:
• Air compressors and brushes;
• Boring machines;
• Chippers;
• Chisels;
• Conveyance equipment: Forklifts, loaders, over-head cranes, pallet jacks, trolley systems;
• Debarkers;
• Delivery trucks;
• Drills;
• Dryers;
• Jointer;
• Kilns;
• Lathes;
• Mills;
• Molders;
• Planers;
• Pneumatic nail guns;
• Presses;
• Routers;
• Sanders and blasters;
• Saws;
• Sorting screens;
• Sprayers, coaters, and spreaders; paint and glue sorting screens;
• Staple and screw guns.
Classification 2903 excludes:
• Worker hours engaged in repair or installation work away from the employers' premises, except where noted otherwise in this rule, which are reported separately in the applicable installation classification;
• Worker hours engaged in cutting, cultivating, or gathering of wood from forestland or tree farms, which are reported separately in the applicable classifications;
• Worker hours engaged in cutting raw logs and all other sawmill activities, which are reported separately in classifications 1002 and 5001.
Note:
If records are not maintained for dividing worker hours between classifications, you must report these hours in the highest rated classification as described in WAC 296-17-31017(4).
For administrative purposes, classification 2903 is divided into the following subclassifications:
2903-00 Manufacturing wood chips, hog fuel, bark, bark flour, fire logs and laths
Applies primarily to wood products made from log by-products, such as bark, sawdust, chips, or other mill waste.
Products reported in classification 2903-00 may include, but are not limited to:
• Wood chips - Small pieces of wood, generally uniform in size and larger and coarser than sawdust, commonly used to make pulp, particleboard, stuffing for products such as animal bedding, and as smoker/barbecue fuel;
• Hog fuel - Made by grinding waste wood in a hog machine. The bits are larger and coarser than wood chips. Hog fuel can be used to fire boilers or furnaces;
• Bark - The outermost covering of a tree which is chopped into pieces of varying sizes, and is commonly used for landscaping;
• Bark flour - Finely ground bark used as a filler or extender in adhesives;
• Fire logs - Made by forming sawdust into a log about fifteen inches long and used for fuel;
• Lath - A narrow strip of wood commonly used to support shingle, slate or tile roofing, and as a fencing material;
• Excelsior - The curled shreds of wood used as a packing and stuffing material, or as a raw material in making various board products;
• Particleboard - A panel made from discrete particles of wood which are mixed with resins and formed into a solid board under heat and pressure.
Note:
In addition to operations taking place in a permanent yard or shop, this classification includes operating portable chipping or debarking mills close to the wood source. Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-06 Manufacturing wood furniture stock
Applies to the manufacturing of wood furniture stock. Wood furniture stock is used to make finished furniture. The wood stock is rough cut, planed, or sanded and banded and/or palletized for shipping. It is then sold to other manufacturers as unfinished and unassembled pieces of lumber.
Note:
Subclassification 2903-26 can also be considered for employers cutting and sizing lumber stock for other uses in addition to furniture manufacturing. Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-08 Manufacturing and assembly of wood doors, jambs, windows, sashes, stairs, molding and other miscellaneous millwork
Manufacturers assigned this classification mill their products from presized stock lumber, plywood, veneer, and particle board, but materials may also include cardboard, plastic laminates, glue, hardware, glass or metal, stains, oils, and paints.
Products reported in classification 2903-08 may include, but are not limited to:
• Doors - This includes wood doors of all sizes and shapes, for commercial or residential uses;
• Door/window components and grilles;
• Jambs;
• Mantels;
• Moldings - This includes all types of wood molding: Picture rails, chair rails, baseboards, and other architectural molding;
• Pillars;
• Sashes;
• Shutters;
• Skylights;
• Stairs and component parts for stairs - Risers, tread, balusters, hand rails, and posts;
• Turnings;
• Wainscot;
• Windows.
Excluded from subclassification 2903-08:
• Firms engaged in manufacturing wood furniture or caskets, which are classified in 2905;
• Firms engaged in manufacturing wood cabinets, countertops, and fixtures, which are classified in 2907;
• Worker hours engaged in manufacturing metal doors, jambs, windows and sashes, which are reported separately in classification 3402.
Note:
Lumber yards and building materials centers subject to classification 2009 that prehang doors are to be assigned classification 2903-08 in addition to their basic classification. Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-10 Manufacturing, assembly, or repair of wood containers and pallets; wood pallet dealer and recycle operations: Including repairs of pallets
Applies to the manufacturing, assembly, and repair of wood pallets and all other types of wood containers using lumber, plywood, nails, staples, screws, glue, and paint. It also includes repairing, reconditioning, or rebuilding pallets or containers, whether at the employers' facilities or at the customer's location.
Products reported in classification 2903-10 may include, but are not limited to:
• Boxes;
• Bins;
• Crates;
• Shooks (a shook is a set of unassembled wood components for assembling a packing box or barrel);
• Shipping containers;
• Storage containers.
Note: Also refer to the classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-12 Manufacturing and assembly of wood products not otherwise classified (N.O.C.)
Applies to the manufacturing or assembly of miscellaneous wood products which are not described by nor included under another classification. Items manufactured are a variety of sizes and require varying degrees of manufacturing and assembly by machine and/or hand, and are primarily made from lumber, plywood, laths, and particle board, but materials may also include acrylic, staples, screws, nails, hardware, stains, paints, oils, and lacquers.
Products reported in classification 2903-12 may include, but are not limited to:
• Attic vents;
• Barricades;
• Beams;
• Cable spools;
• Cross arms;
• Docks;
• Ends for paper rolls;
• Floats;
• Gazebos;
• Ladders;
• Lattice panels;
• Log home shells from dimensional-log lumber;
• Playground equipment;
• Ridge cap shingles;
• Saunas;
• Shims;
• Signs;
• Slugs;
• Solariums;
• Utility poles;
• Wall panels.
Special notes for manufacturing ridge cap shingles or shims:
• Classification 2903 can be assigned only after a site visit. If a classification must be assigned prior to the field inspection, the employer will be assigned classification 1005-02;
• Employers manufacturing shakes and/or shingles in addition to ridge caps are to report the manufacture of ridge caps in classifications 1002 or 1005, depending on the processes.
Excluded from subclassification 2903-12:
• Firms engaged in manufacturing log home shells in a permanent yard using the traditional method of peeling the logs, using chainsaws to notch logs, and assembling the logs together, which are classified in 1003;
• Worker hours engaged in sawmill operations, which are reported separately in classification 1002;
• Worker hours engaged in building log homes on-site, which are reported separately in the applicable construction classifications;
• Firms engaged in manufacturing wood household and sporting goods, which are classified in 2909;
• Firms engaged in manufacturing wood furniture or caskets, which are classified in 2905;
• Firms engaged in manufacturing wood cabinets, countertops and fixtures, which are classified in 2907;
• Worker hours engaged in installation or removal of signs outside of buildings, which are reported separately in classification 0403;
• Worker hours engaged in installation or removal of signs inside of buildings, which are reported separately in classification 0513;
• Worker hours engaged in sign painting or lettering on the inside of buildings, and/or painting on or applying lettering to sign "backings" that are manufactured by others, which are reported separately in classification 4109;
• Worker hours engaged in manufacturing metal or plastic signs, which are reported separately in the classification applicable to the manufacturing process.
Note:
Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-13 Manufacturing veneer products
Applies to establishments principally engaged in the application of veneer. Veneer is a thin layer of superior quality or excellent grained wood. Veneer products, in this classification, are manufactured by gluing veneer to a core made of plywood, some other lower quality wood, or nonwood based material. The veneer is then covered with protective overlays. The product is generally sold as a lumber substitute to manufacturers or contractors.
Excluded from subclassification 2903-13:
• Firms engaged in veneer and plywood manufacturing, which are classified in 2904.
Note: Also refer to the classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-21 Manufacturing wooden roof trusses
Applies to manufacturing wooden roof trusses, and/or ceiling and floor joists from wood or wood products, such as dimensional lumber (usually 2" x 4", 2" x 6", and 2" x 8"), plywood, various fasteners and other hardware.
Note:
Incidental delivery by the manufacturer to the construction site often includes lifting trusses onto the roof top with a boom lift mounted on the delivery truck. This is included in this classification. Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-26 Lumber remanufacturing
Lumber remanufacturing is the process of converting green wood (unseasoned wood) and often rough-cut cants (large slabs of wood cut from logs), plywood, or lumber into a more specialized or higher grade product. The remanufactured lumber is then sold to other manufacturers or contractors, who use it to make their products.
Products reported in classification 2903-26 may include, but are not limited to:
• Countertops;
• Decking;
• Fencing;
• Framing studs;
• Molding;
• Paneling;
• Railroad ties;
• Siding.
Excluded from subclassification 2903-26:
• Firms engaged in only kiln drying and/or treatment of lumber with preservatives, fire retardants, or insecticides, which are classified in 1003.
Note:
Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
2903-28 Manufacturing, repairing, or refinishing wood boats
Applies to businesses that manufacture, repair, or refinish wooden boats.
Excluded from subclassification 2903-28:
• Worker hours engaged in manufacturing or repairing fiberglass boats, which are classified in 3511;
• Worker hours engaged in manufacturing or repairing metal boats, which are classified in the applicable metal manufacturing classification;
• Firms that do not manufacture boats but are engaged in mechanical, engine, electrical, vinyl and glass boat work or installation of boat accessories, as well as detailing of all types of boats, which are classified in 3414.
Note:
Also refer to the overall classification 2903 description at the beginning of this rule.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-14-085, § 296-17A-2903, filed 7/5/16, effective 1/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-2903, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2903, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-568, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07; WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-568, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-568, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-568, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-568, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-568, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-568, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-568, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-568, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-568, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-568, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 76-36, § 296-17-568, filed 11/30/76; Order 75-38, § 296-17-568, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 75-28, § 296-17-568, filed 8/29/75, effective 10/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-568, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2904
Classification 2904.

2904-00 Veneer: Commercial production
Applies to establishments engaged in all types of commercial production of rough veneer. Veneer is a thin layer of material, usually made of wood or plastic, which is used to cover the surface of another material. In most instances, finished veneer will have a superior appearance or quality than the surface it covers. Rough veneer made of wood generally involves sawing logs, bolts (lengthwise strips), or blocks, softening them in vats of hot water or steam rooms to remove the bark and make the fiber pliable for cutting or turning. The pieces are further shaped by turning, slicing or sawing, cutting the single-ply veneer sheets to various sizes of length and thickness, then drying them in kilns. Rough veneer manufactured in this classification is generally sold to manufacturers of veneer products made by laminating rough veneer to plywood or particleboard. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, band saws, table saws, stationary knife machines, rotary lathes, conveyor systems, kilns, forklifts.
This classification excludes sawmill operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1002; the manufacture of plywood which is to be reported separately in classification 2904-01; the manufacture of veneer products which is to be reported separately in classification 2903; and the manufacture of other products made from wood or plastic which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed. The production of veneer by employees of employers engaged in the manufacture of other products is to be included in the classification covering the manufacture of those products.
2904-01 Plywood: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plywood. Plywood is a structural material made of layers of wood (veneer) glued tightly together, usually with the grains of adjoining layers at right angles to each other. (In this application the word "ply" means one of the sheets of veneer.) The production of veneer is included in the scope of this classification when done by employees of employers engaged in the manufacture of plywood. To form plywood, it may be necessary to join less-than-full-size sheets of veneer into full-size sheets. In the joining process, veneer jointers, taping machines, tapeless splicers, or other methods of joining veneer, such as stringing and stitching are used. Next, a glue spreader coats the cross banding and core veneers (front and back) with liquid glue. Once glued, the veneer is conveyed to a hot press that bonds the veneers into plywood. The panels are removed from the presses, placed in a storage pile (referred to as a "hot stack") to cool and cure, then trimmed, sanded, and stacked for conditioning. Plywood may be impregnated with chemicals to develop wood-plastic combinations that are harder and denser than ordinary plywood. After they are inspected and graded according to thickness and quality, plywood panels are moved by forklift to the warehouse portion of the plant where they are stacked in tiers which are separated by a piece of lumber to prevent sagging or distortion. Pieces are bundled with metal straps, either manually or with automatic strapping equipment.
This classification excludes sawmill operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1002; establishments that manufacture rough veneer as a product which are to be reported separately in classification 2904-00; and the manufacture of other products made from wood or plastic which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2904, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-569, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-569, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-569, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-569, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-569, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2905
Classification 2905.

2905-00 Wood furniture and casket: Manufacturing, assembling, or repairing; Furniture refinishing
Applies to establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing, assembling or repairing furniture or caskets made of wood. Products may be custom-made or stock, for residential or commercial use. This classification includes establishments that repair and refinish wood furniture that is new, used, antique, or furniture with factory defects or damages from shipping. Furniture includes, but is not limited to, sofas, love seats, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, chests, stools, hutches, pool tables, credenzas, desks, bookcases, pews, altars, pulpits, baptisteries, and benches. Materials include, but are not limited to, dimensional lumber, furniture stock, plywood, veneer, particleboard, plastic laminates, polyfoam, upholstery materials (fabric, stuffing, cardboard, metal springs), hardware, glue, paint, stain, oils or lacquer. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, various types of saws (table, panel, rip, cut-off, radial arm, trim, circular, band, jig and miter), molders, shapers, routers, jointers, mortises, tenons, lathes, planers, various types of sanders, drill presses, hand drills, boring machines, pneumatic nail, screw and staple guns, spray guns, air compressors, glue spreaders, dust collectors, drying ovens, sewing machines, steam irons, fork lifts, and pallet jacks. Operations range from processing rough or surfaced lumber, plywood or fiberboard, to the assembly of frame parts into finished products. For classification purposes, repair includes fabricating replacement parts, reinforcing structural weak points, disassembling, regluing and reassembling, recaning chairs, and similar activities, and refinishing includes stripping, sanding, filling, priming, and finishing with stain, oil, paint, or lacquer. Manufacturers in this classification may upholster their furniture, sell it unfinished, or finish it with various lacquers by spraying, dipping, or applying by hand. To make caskets, wood is cut to size, planed, and sanded. Sections are joined to form the shell, finished with lacquer, oil, or stain, and hardware added. Interior upholstery is usually stapled in place; exterior upholstery is usually glued on. This classification also contemplates the assembly of caskets from purchased components. Manufacturers of wood caskets often purchase ready-made fiberglass or metal casket shells, refinish them if necessary, mount the hardware, and upholster them. This is considered incidental to the main operation and is included in this classification. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification. Physically separated upholstery departments of establishments engaged in furniture or casket manufacturing, assembly, or finishing may be reported separately in classification 3808 provided that the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the division of employee hours have been met.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; establishments engaged in stripping and refinishing furniture, but do not otherwise repair it, which are to be reported separately in classification 3603; establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood cabinets, countertops or fixtures which are to be reported separately in classification 2907; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of furniture or caskets from metal or plastic which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: Establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of furniture or caskets may make other wood products such as cabinets, countertops and fixtures as an incidental activity. The incidental manufacture of these products can be included within the scope of this classification. Furniture is generally moveable and unsecured. Fixtures are usually secured, stationary, or permanently built-in objects. Even though some fixtures may not be secured to a wall or floor, they are not intended to be relocated, unlike furniture which is frequently and more easily arranged.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2905, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-56901, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-56901, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-56901, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-56901, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-2906
Classification 2906.

2906-01 Pattern or model - Metal, plastic or wood: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in making metal, plastic, or wood patterns or models. Patterns or models produced may include industrial, aircraft, foundry, architectural scale and mechanical models. Use of this classification is limited to the fabrication of individual or prototype pieces. Work contemplated is limited to fabricating the pattern or model using woodworking and metal cutting tools, sanding and filling voids with fillers (wood or plastic); and extensive hand finishing of all these mediums when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes pattern or model making by other manufacturers unless specifically allowed for in the manufacturing classification, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic or wood model kits (assembly of a scale model of a car, boat, or plane) which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
2906-14 Wood piano or musical instrument: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood musical instruments including, but not limited to, pianos, organs, violins, harps, and guitars. Work contemplated by this classification includes various phases of woodworking techniques required to manufacture cases, sounding boards, pedals and action boards, metal working techniques required to produce components such as pipes, frames, switches, magnets, wind reservoirs and blower systems, and incidental tanning of skins for drums and banjos when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. This classification applies whether the company is producing all component parts or assembling a wooden musical instrument from purchased parts. This classification includes the reconditioning and subsequent sale of reconditioned pianos, organs, and wooden musical instruments.
This classification excludes the manufacture of metal musical instruments which is to be reported separately in classification 3404; tuning or repair of pianos which is to be reported separately in classification 4107; and the sale of new piano and organs or wooden musical instruments which is to be reported separately in the applicable store classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-2906, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2906, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-570, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-570, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-570, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-2907
Classification 2907.

2907-00 Wood cabinet, countertop, and fixture: Manufacturing, modifying or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, modification, or assembly of wood cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. Cabinetry work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Manufacturing custom or modular cabinets;
• Assembling prefabricated modular cabinet components;
• Refacing existing cabinets and replacing hardware;
• Modifying the dimension or design of modular cabinets.
This classification includes these duties when performed in the shop by employees of employers subject to this classification:
• Fabricating the core or sub top;
• Laying the plastic laminate, polyester overlay or tile;
• Finish work, including staining, lamination, and the attachment of hardware.
Fixture manufacturing includes built-in items in stores, offices, restaurants, banks and residences, such as, but not limited to:
• Bookshelves;
• Cashier cubicles;
• Check-out counters;
• China hutches;
• Closet organizers;
• Credenzas;
• Curio cabinets;
• Display cases and pedestals;
• End aisles;
• Entertainment centers;
• Partitions;
• Podiums;
• Shelving;
• Showcases;
• Wall units;
• Work stations.
The wiring of fixtures for electrical fittings, and the cutting and fitting of plastic laminates, glass, mirrors, or metal trim, when performed in the shop, is included as an integral function of the manufacturing process encompassed within this classification. Raw materials include, but are not limited to:
• Carpet;
• Dimensional lumber;
• Electrical hardware;
• Glue;
• Hardware;
• Lacquer;
• Metal trim;
• Mirrors;
• Paint;
• Particle board;
• Plastic laminate;
• Plywood;
• Polyester overlays;
• Sheet rock;
• Slot wall dowels;
• Stain;
• Upholstery fabric;
• Veneer.
Machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Air compressors;
• Boring machines;
• Dowel machines;
• Drill presses;
• Dust collectors;
• Edge banders;
• Face framing machines;
• Forklifts;
• Glue spreaders;
• Hand drills;
• Hand finish jointers;
• Mortises;
• Pallet jacks;
• Pneumatic nail, screw and staple guns;
• Sanders that are wide belt or edge;
• Saws that are table, panel, radial arm, cut-off, chop, rip, band, or miter;
• Spray guns;
• Tenoners.
This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification. Lumber yards, building material dealers, or general construction contractors that maintain a separate woodworking shop for manufacturing, assembling cabinets, and fixtures are subject to this classification for the woodworking operations, in addition to any other basic classification applicable to their business.
This classification excludes:
• Finishing that is subcontracted out to a prefinishing contractor or performed by the general or specialty construction contractor at the job site, which is to be reported in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• The installation of the items manufactured in this classification which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed;
• The manufacture of wood furniture and caskets which is to be reported separately in classification 2905;
• The manufacture of metal cabinets which is to be reported separately in classification 3402;
• Lumber remanufacturing which is to be reported separately in classification 2903;
• Veneer manufacturing which is to be reported separately in classification 2904; and
• Sawmill operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1002.
Special note: Establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of cabinets, countertops, and fixtures may make other wood products such as doors, windows, moldings, and/or furniture as an incidental activity to the main business. The manufacture of these incidental products is included within the scope of classification 2907-00. Furniture is generally moveable and unsecured. Fixtures are usually secured, stationary, permanently built-in objects. Even though some fixtures may be secured to a wall or floor, they are not intended to be relocated, unlike furniture which is frequently and more easily arranged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-2907, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2907, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-57001, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-57001, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-57001, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-57001, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-57001, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-57001, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-57001, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-57001, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-2908
Classification 2908.

2908-00 Factory built housing: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the assembly line production of factory built (manufactured) housing such as wood prefab and modular homes, mobile homes and prefab cedar homes when manufactured at a shop or adjacent yard. Sections vary in size up to 80 feet long and 28 or more feet wide. Manufactured homes are built on an assembly line with materials such as plywood, rolls of aluminum, steel I beams, insulation, electric wire, particleboard, lumber, pipes, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, appliances, carpeting, paint and hardware. Assembly may be single line or on a side by side line. After the chassis is built, it is placed on a conveyor where workers lay joists and heating and plumbing lines. Floors are then installed, interior walls are raised and cabinets are installed. Preassembled exterior walls are fastened, the roof is placed, covered, and tie down straps are attached. These homes may be sided with aluminum, vinyl, hardwood fiberboard or natural wood. While the chassis and some other steel parts are welded, the majority of the work is performed with stamping and forming equipment, hand and air tools, joiners, jig clamps, planers, hoists, forklifts and rail conveyors. Other parts may be nailed, riveted, stapled or glued. Furniture and blinds or curtains may then be installed and specialty items such as fireplaces may be added. Units are inspected, then moved to the yard until sold or delivered. Individual work stations may include a mill room, cabinet mill room, sheet metal department or paint and finish departments. Some plants may also have sewing departments where they make curtains, blinds and drapes. This classification includes transporting of the factory built home to the customer's site or a dealer's sales lot when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification, but excludes set up which is to be reported separately in classification 0517.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of campers and travel trailers which are to be reported separately in classification 2908-02; establishments engaged exclusively in the manufacture of truck canopies which are to be reported separately in classification 2908-03; establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiberglass canopies which are to be reported separately in classification 3511; and delivery and set up performed by an independent contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0517.
2908-02 Campers and travel trailers: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of factory built campers or travel trailers which are generally not more than 35 feet long and 8 feet wide. This process includes cutting steel I-beams, placing them on a jig and welding the pieces together. Hitches, running gear, and side frames are installed. Subflooring is assembled on a jig and fastened with lag bolts to the frame. Shears, stamping equipment, drill presses and jig clamps are used to perform the work as the pieces are moved by conveyor. Interior and exterior metal panels and trim are spray painted in spray booths or dipped in tanks, using enamel and then hardened by using drying ovens or heat lamps. All electrical wiring, flooring, carpets, heating units, and plumbing fixtures are installed with the use of electrical hand tools, pneumatic wrenches, staplers, and air compressors. Partition walls are then nailed in place with nail guns. Side walls are framed up on a jig and placed on the trailer. Afterwards, the ceiling is nailed in place and the insulation and cabinets are put in place. Sheet metal sides are stapled on and the top is installed. All systems are checked and the trailer or camper is delivered to the distributor's lot. The process of manufacturing a camper is similar except there are no frame rails, axles or hitch involved as a camper has no chassis. Campers are mounted on pickup trucks; travel trailers are fitted with a hitch for towing behind a motor vehicle.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of factory built housing which are to be reported separately in classification 2908-00; establishments engaged in the manufacture of truck canopies which are to be reported separately in classification 2908-03; establishments engaged in fiberglass canopy manufacturing which are to be reported separately in classification 3511; and camper and travel trailer rental/sales agencies which are to be reported separately in classification 3411.
2908-03 Wood or metal truck canopy: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood or metal truck canopies. After the framework is assembled, insulation is cut to size and inserted, electrical wiring is strung, exterior aluminum sheeting or "skin" is cut to size and attached, interior paneling and decorative trim is fitted, doors and windows are installed and electrical clearance lights are attached. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, saws, electrical hand tools, metal cutting and welding equipment, shears, stamping equipment, drill presses, jig clamps, spray booths, pneumatic wrenches, staple and nail guns, air compressors and miscellaneous hand tools. Direct sales to retail consumers or to wholesale dealers by a canopy manufacturer are included in this classification.
This classification excludes dealers who sell and/or install canopies who are reported separately in classification 1106; establishments engaged in the manufacture of campers and travel trailers which are to be reported separately in classification 2908-02; establishments engaged in the manufacture of factory built housing which are to be reported in classification 2908-00; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiberglass canopies which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-2908, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2908, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-57002, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-57002, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-57002, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-57002, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-57002, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]



296-17A-2909
Classification 2909.

2909-00 Woodenware - Household and sporting goods N.O.C.: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in light woodworking, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), for the manufacture of woodenware household goods, sporting goods and a wide range of decorative woodenware items that require a minimal amount of cutting, shaping, drilling, sanding, assembling and finishing. Items produced in this classification include, but are not limited to, towel bars, tissue holders, magazine racks, spice racks, knife holders, recipe boxes, cutting boards, rolling pins, salad forks, bowls, picture and mirror frames, candle holders, speaker shells, bases for turntables, trophy and plaque bases, house numbers, window blinds and shades, drapery woodenware (rods, brackets, supports, rings), broom and brush handles, bobbins and spools, crutches, hat blocks, pegs, coat hangers, toothpicks, gift boxes, tobacco pipes, toys, games, basketball backboards, baseball bats, boomerangs, pool or shuffleboard cues, hockey sticks, oars, paddles, archery bows and arrow shafts. Establishments in this classification generally purchase ready-made components which they assemble with pneumatic or hand tools such as, but not limited to, nail or glue guns, spray or paint guns, staple guns, screw guns, drills, shaping tools, and brushes. Products may be left natural, or finished by applying paint, stain, lacquer or varnish, or hand dipping or rubbing. A limited assortment of basic wood shop machinery such as, but not limited to, table saws, circular saws, band saws, miter saws, jig saws, routers, shapers, belt sanders, edge sanders, drill presses, boring machines, and finger jointer may be used for the occasionally cutting of a piece of wood. Other materials include, but are not limited to, molding stock, dowels, plywood, glue, staples, screws, and small nails. In most cases, products are small and the manufacturers do not provide installation. This is a shop or plant only classification. It does, however, include work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; and the manufacture or assembly of wood products such as, but not limited to, molding stock, outdoor playground equipment, marine floats and docks, gazebos, solariums, saunas, ladders, or cable spools from dimension lumber which is to be reported separately in the applicable classifications.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-2909, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-57003, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-57003, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-57003, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-57003, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]



296-17A-3101
Classification 3101.

3101-05 Ready mix concrete dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the mixing and delivery of ready mix concrete for all types of residential and commercial projects such as, but not limited to, foundations, walls, slabs, roadways, driveways, walkways, dams, bridges and swimming pools. Usually, these establishments operate a plant location with a supply of sand, gravel, pebbles, broken stones or slag, and various ingredients to produce bonding adhesives such as cement. The concrete is premixed at the plant location and loaded into a delivery truck, or the raw unmixed ingredients such as cement, sand, gravel, pebbles, broken stones and water are loaded into a concrete truck and mixed in a revolving or rotating drum in transit to the project site. The concrete is discharged from the drum with use of a metal shoot or is transferred into the bed of a concrete pump truck for pumping. This classification includes ready mix dealers who operate concrete ready mix trucks and/or concrete pump trucks as part of the delivery service. This classification also includes the related sale of tools, equipment, and building materials such as bricks or concrete blocks, and pit and crusher operations provided all sand and gravel produced is used by the dealer to manufacture concrete mix.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the commercial production and/or digging of sand, gravel or stone not in connection with a ready mix dealer which is to be reported separately in classification 0112, and concrete pump truck services not in connection with a ready mix dealer which is to be reported separately in classification 3506.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3101, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-571, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-571, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-571, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-571, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-571, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-571, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, § 296-17-571, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-571, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3102
Classification 3102.

3102-04 Rock wool insulation: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of mineral wool insulation from siliceous materials such as, but not limited to, rock, slag, and glass, or combinations thereof. In a special furnace, hot air or steam is blown through molten rock or slag, shredding the material into a mass of fine intertwined fibers to form the wool. To produce fiberglass insulation material, molten glass is drawn at high speeds through orifices, then subjected to jets of high pressure steam which break the glass filaments into fine fibers. The final product, regardless of raw material, may be shipped in granules which are bagged, or formed into flat sheets, cut to size, enclosed in paper or foil, and packaged. Incidental rock, slag, and glass crushing operations are contemplated by this classification.
This classification excludes the digging or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the classification appropriate to the work being performed, and the manufacture of asbestos products which is to be reported separately in classification 3104.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3102, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-572, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-572, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-572, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-572, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-572, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3103
Classification 3103.

3103-01 Cement or lime: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of cement or lime. Cement is a mixture of various granulated raw materials which may include limestone, shale, clay, slate, alumina, silica sand, iron ore and gypsum. The manufacturing process involves crushing and grinding the raw materials into a powder state. Materials are then blended with water to create a slurry, then kiln burned at high temperatures which chemically changes the mixture. This mixture is then combined with gypsum and ground into the final product. Cement may be sold as is or mixed with water and coarse aggregate to make concrete. Lime production involves a similar process using crushing and blending machinery and large kilns. Cement and lime manufacturers may own a limestone quarry as it is the major component of both products.
This classification excludes the quarrying of raw material which is to be reported separately in classification 1704; ready mix concrete dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 3101; and the manufacturing of concrete products which is to be reported separately in classification 3105.
3103-02 Lightweight aggregate building or insulation material: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of lightweight aggregate building material or insulation material. Types of products covered by this classification include, but are not be limited to, vermiculite, perlite, pozzolan, magnesite, expanded shale aggregate and fiberglass. The manufacturing process contemplates crushing of raw materials and blending and heating of materials in large furnaces.
This classification excludes the quarrying of raw material which is to be reported separately in classification 1704, and the manufacture of fiberglass products which is to be reported separately in the appropriate manufacturing classification.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3103, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-573, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-573, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-573, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-573, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3104
Classification 3104.

3104-08 Plaster, whiting, talc, emery powder: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plaster, whiting, talc or emery powder. Plaster is a mixture of lime, sand, water, and may include hair or other fibers, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings. Plaster can also be manufactured in dry form and sold in bags. Whiting is a pure white grade of chalk that has been ground and washed for use in paints, ink, and as an extender in pigments, putty or whitewash. Talc is a fine-grained white, greenish, or gray mineral with a soft soapy texture, which is used in the manufacture of talcum and face powder, as a paper coating, and as a filler for paint and plastics. Emery is a fine-grained mineral used for grinding and polishing. This classification is for the production of the powders only. Machinery includes, but is not limited to:
• Conveyors;
• Forklifts;
• Machinery for crushing, mixing, grinding, milling, washing, or cooking.
This classification excludes:
• Establishments engaged in the manufacture of plaster statuary or ornaments which are to be reported separately in classification 3509;
• Establishments engaged in the manufacture of plasterboard or plaster block which are to be reported separately in classification 3104-55;
• Interior and exterior plastering and stucco work which is to be reported separately in classification 0303; and
• Quarrying operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1704.
3104-52 Asbestos products or mica goods: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of asbestos products and mica goods. Asbestos products include, but are not limited to:
• Brake linings;
• Building materials;
• Chemical filters;
• Clutch facings;
• Dryer felt;
• Electrical insulation;
• Fireproofing;
• Valve packings.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral form combined with impure magnesium silicate. Flake asbestos can be mixed, spun and woven into cloth, or the flakes can be used as an ingredient in the processing or treatment of paper. To make molded asbestos products, asbestos is mixed with other ingredients, molded, baked, cut to size, and ground. Mica is also a mineral form; it is split to desired thickness using hand knives or knives mounted on tables. The split mica is sent to punch presses which stamp out the various products usually used by the electrical trades. Mica that is too small to be processed on punch presses may be placed in burling machines, mixed with liquids, and then pressed into sheets. Removal of imperfections is usually done by hand; the sheets are dried, baked in ovens and run through sanders prior to crating and shipping.
This classification excludes:
• Establishments engaged in the manufacture of plasterboard or plaster block which are to be reported separately in classification 3104-55;
• Contractors engaged in the installation or removal of asbestos or mica products at the customer's site who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the phase of construction being performed; and
• Quarrying operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1704.
3104-53 Stone products: Manufacturing; fabrication, or polishing, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of soapstone products, and the cutting, milling, and polishing of stone not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), such as:
• Granite;
• Grindstone;
• Limestone;
• Lithographic stone (usually sheet zinc) marble;
• Millstone;
• Slate.
Soapstone (also called steatite) is a massive white-to-green talc found in extensive mine beds and is used in products such as, but not limited to:
• Ceramics;
• Decorative accessories;
• Insulation;
• Ornamental objects;
• Paints.
The manufacturing process for stone products requires turning, shaping, carving and polishing with a variety of milling equipment. Finished stone products of granite, marble, or slate include, but are not limited to:
• Countertops;
• Decorative accessories;
• Floor tiles;
• Tops for furniture;
• Other building materials.
Machinery and materials include, but are not limited to:
• Abrasives;
• Grinders;
• Milling machines;
• Saws.
This classification excludes:
• Installation of stone building materials as described in classification 0302;
• Tile setting as described in classification 0502; and
• Quarry operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1704.
3104-55 Plasterboard or plaster block: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plasterboard (wallboard) or plaster block which are used as building materials. Raw materials include, but are not limited to:
• Fiberboard;
• Plaster;
• Rolls of paper.
Plasterboard is made by bonding plaster to a thin rigid board or to layers of fiberboard or paper to form a flat board or a block. Product is dried in ovens, cut to size with slitters or other cutting machinery, and packed for shipment. This classification includes the mixing of the plaster when done by employees of employers subject to this classification.
This classification excludes:
• Establishments operating as plaster mills which are to be reported separately in classification 3104-08;
• Interior and exterior plastering and stucco work which is to be reported separately in classification 0303; and
• Quarrying operations which are to be reported separately in classification 1704.
3104-57 Coating of building materials, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the coating of building materials, not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), with preservatives to keep them from decaying when placed into the ground. These materials include, but are not limited to:
• Deck materials;
• Dimensional lumber;
• Fence posts;
• Landscaping beams;
• Lattice work.
The coating process may include immersing the lumber in vats of preservative, or cutting or drilling small holes into the lumber and applying preservatives that soak in. Machinery and materials include, but are not limited to:
• Brushes;
• Drills;
• Immersion vats;
• Machines to drill holes and apply preservatives.
This classification excludes installation of these products which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
3104-58 Monument dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in selling monuments, statues, cornerstones, and grave markers to others. This classification includes the finish cutting, grinding, polishing, engraving, and sandblasting of the stone when done by employees of employers subject to this classification. Wholesale monument dealers generally receive split, rough cut stone from the mine or quarry. Materials such as granite and marble are cut to block size, and precast bronze markers may be attached to the stone. Some blocks are sold without further processing while others are finished with stone polishers and abrasives, then cut into monuments prior to shipment to retail monument dealers. Retail monument dealers may provide engraving, artwork, lettering, and dates, according to customer specifications, that are usually done with a sandblasting technique. This classification includes installation of monuments when performed by employees of the monument dealer.
This classification excludes:
• Installation of monuments by employees of cemeteries which is to be reported separately in classification 6202;
• Contractors engaged in the installation of monuments which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; and
• Establishments engaged in providing specialized services, such as, but not limited to, sandblasting which are to be reported separately in the 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-3104, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3104, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-574, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-574, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-574, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-574, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 76-36, § 296-17-574, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-574, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3105
Classification 3105.

3105-06 Concrete blocks, bricks, poles, piles, tiles and beams manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of concrete blocks, bricks, poles, tiles, and beams. Sand, gravel, cement, cinders, aggregates, mesh wire, rods, and, in some cases, plastics are received from others. Raw materials are mixed with water and fed into molds or forming machines. Heavy mesh wire or rods may be inserted into the molds for strength. The formed products are usually steam dried and placed in the yard for curing prior to shipping. This classification does not apply to the manufacture of these products when done by construction contractors for use in the construction project.
This classification excludes the production of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable mining, quarrying, or excavation classification; the installation or erection of products manufactured under this classification which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; the manufacture of concrete sewer and irrigation pipes, septic tanks and concrete products not classified elsewhere which is to be reported separately in classification 3105-07; the manufacture of statuary and ornamental items from plaster or concrete which is to be reported separately in classification 3509; and the manufacture of brick or clay products which is to be reported separately in classification 3501.
Special note: This classification differs from classification 3509 "statuary or ornament manufacturing" in that products manufactured in classification 3105 are rough, do not require perfect finishes, and are generally for construction use; products manufactured in classification 3509 are for decorative purposes, are usually lighter weight, and have smoother or more perfect finishes than the concrete products manufactured in classification 3105.
3105-07 Concrete sewer and irrigation pipes, concrete septic tanks and concrete products, N.O.C. manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of concrete sewer and irrigation pipes, septic tanks and other concrete products not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), such as, but not limited to, panels, tubs, catch basin covers, chimney caps, columns, incinerators, manhole covers, pier footings, monuments, coffins, caskets, and burial vaults. Sand, gravel, cement, cinders, aggregates, mesh wire, rods, and, in some cases, plastics are received from others. Raw materials are mixed with water and fed into molds or forming machines. Heavy mesh wire or rods may be inserted into the molds for strength. The formed products are usually steam dried and placed in the yard for curing prior to shipping. The manufacture of concrete panels generally involves the cutting and welding of metal to form a frame to which concrete fiberboard is attached. Additional steps may involve the application of an adhesive to the frame and the attachment of decorative material such as crushed rock, gravel, ceramic tile or brick. The fabrication of the metal framing is included within the scope of this classification when performed by employees of an employer engaged in manufacturing concrete panels. This classification does not apply to the manufacture of these products when done by construction contractors for use in the construction project.
This classification excludes the production of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable mining, quarrying, or excavation classification; the installation or erection of products manufactured under this classification which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; the manufacture of concrete blocks, bricks, poles, piles, tiles and beams which is to be reported separately in classification 3105-06; the manufacture of statuary and ornamental items from plaster or concrete which is to be reported separately in classification 3509; and the manufacture of brick or clay products which is to be reported separately in classification 3501.
Special note: This classification differs from classification 3509 "statuary and ornament manufacturing" in that products manufactured in classification 3105 are rough, do not require perfect finishes, and are generally for construction use; products manufactured in classification 3509 are for decorative purposes, are usually lighter weight, and have smoother or more perfect finishes than the concrete products manufactured in classification 3105.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-3105, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3105, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-575, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-575, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-575, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-575, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3303
Classification 3303.

3303-07 Fish dealers - Retail
Applies to establishments engaged in the retail sale of fresh fish and shellfish over the counter. Refrigerated show cases display the fresh fish available for sale by the pound. Retail fish dealers typically purchase a supply of fish and shellfish, such as finfish, bottomfish, shrimp, crabs, oysters and clams, from wholesale seafood processing, packing or repackaging dealers, and clean, cut, trim, portion, shuck, package, and weigh the products for consumer use. This classification includes the packaging of whole herring, minnow and anchovy which are used primarily as bait fish. The packaging operation involves placing whole fresh fish side by side on a tray which is then sealed in clear plastic, weighed and placed in cold storage until delivery. Bait may be sold retail or wholesale. The incidental sale of items such as seasonings, spices, snack foods, and condiments is also included in this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in fish processing, packing and repackaging operations on a wholesale or combined wholesale/retail basis which are to be reported separately in classification 3304; establishments engaged in the raising, harvesting and subsequent processing and packing of shellfish which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classifications; and establishments engaged in the cold storage or locker operations of products owned by others which are to be reported separately in classifications 4401 or 4404 as applicable.
3303-08 Meat and poultry dealers - Retail
Applies to establishments engaged in the retail sale of fresh, frozen or cured meat and poultry over the counter. Refrigerated show cases display fresh meat and poultry for sale by the pound. Retail meat and poultry dealers typically purchase their supply of meat or poultry from wholesale dealers, and cut, trim, portion, package, weigh and label the products for consumer use. The incidental sale of items such as seasonings, spices, condiments, milk, and bread is also included in this classification. The retail meat and poultry market may be located in a single building, a grocery store, or other multipurpose building, but independently owned and operated by the meat and poultry dealer.
This classification excludes custom meat cutting operations, including farm kill, which are to be reported separately in classification 4302; cold storage or locker operations which are to be reported separately in classifications 4401 or 4404 as applicable when conducted as a separate and distinct business; and wholesale or combined wholesale/retail meat, fish and poultry dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 3304.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3303, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-57602, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-57602, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 90-13-018, § 296-17-57602, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-57602, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-57602, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-57602, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), § 296-17-57602, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79.]



296-17A-3304
Classification 3304.

3304-00 Fish processors, packers and repackagers - Wholesale or combined wholesale/retail
Applies to establishments engaged in processing, packaging, and repackaging fish such as salmon, cod, whitefish, halibut, tuna, and/or shellfish when conducted by a wholesale or combined wholesale/retail operation. Typically, fish will arrive at a port via a commercial fishing vessel. Before the load of fish is accepted the wholesaler will inspect the commercial fishing vessel's records to ensure that the fish were caught, handled and stored in accordance with all applicable laws. The fish is then unloaded, identified, inspected for quality, weighed and stored in a refrigerated area or a freezer to await further disposition. Fish are processed, packed and repackaged as requested by the customers. Processing may include, but is not limited to, cutting, filleting, cooking, and/or canning. The fish may be sold to fish and meat markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, or other wholesale dealers.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the cold storage or locker operations of products owned by others which are to be reported separately in classifications 4401 or 4404 as applicable; establishments engaged in the raising, harvesting and subsequent processing and packing of shellfish which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classifications; and establishments engaged exclusively in retail fish activities, or the packaging of whole minnow, herring, or anchovy (not processed), which are to be reported separately in classification 3303.
3304-01 Meat and/or poultry dealers - Wholesale or combined wholesale/retail
Applies to establishments engaged in the wholesale or combined wholesale/retail distribution of fresh, frozen, cured, or smoked meat or poultry. Wholesale dealers generally purchase meat (whole, half, or quarter carcasses) from slaughterhouses, and poultry from poultry processing plants. The meat or poultry is cut into steaks, chops, roasts, fillets or poultry parts, for sale to commercial or institutional customers such as restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, meat and poultry markets, hospitals, and prisons. Wholesale dealers typically do not have display cases for the meat or poultry and receive orders by telephone or by mail. This classification includes the processing and butchering of poultry.
This classification excludes meat products manufacturing, canning or dehydrating, and packing house or slaughterhouse operations, which are to be reported separately in classification 4301; custom meat cutting operations, including farm kill, which are to be reported separately in classification 4302; cold storage or locker operations which are to be reported separately in classifications 4401 or 4404 as applicable, when conducted as a separate and distinct business; establishments engaged in processing, packaging, and repackaging fish which are to be reported separately in classification 3304-00; and retail meat, fish and poultry dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 3303.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-3304, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3304, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-57603, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-57603, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-57603, 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), § 296-17-57603, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90.]



296-17A-3309
Classification 3309.

Golf cart, motorcycle, and motorized sport vehicle dealers
Classification 3309 applies to dealers that sell, rent, or repair:
• Golf carts and trailers;
• Go carts;
• All-terrain vehicles (ATV);
• Jet skis;
• Motorcycles;
• Motor scooters;
• Snowmobiles.
These establishments may also sell other incidental items such as:
• Boat motors;
• Canoes;
• Chain saws;
• Helmets;
• Lawn and garden equipment;
• Portable generators;
• Protective outerwear;
• Replacement parts;
• Small gasoline engines;
• Snow blowers;
• Water pumps.
Occupations included in this classification are:
• Service and repair personnel;
• Service managers;
• Parts department employees who also provide service and repair;
• Lot attendants who wash, fuel and prep vehicles, and keep service area organized;
• Motorcycle dismantlers (motorcycle wrecking yards);
• Regional service reps who provide factory training to local dealer shop mechanics.
Special note: If all conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met, businesses in this classification with sales staff may qualify for classification 6301-00. See WAC 296-17-31018(2).
Special note: While most businesses in this classification have an inventory of parts which they use to service and repair customer vehicles, some employers have a full line of parts, accessories, and clothing store. Businesses with a full line of parts, accessories and clothing store which is physically separated from the repair shop, and sales of parts are primarily for off-premises (do it yourself) repair with no interchange of labor between the service department and the store, may also be assigned classification 6309.
Excluded from this classification are establishments primarily engaged in:
• Sales or rental of automobiles, motor homes, or travel trailers that are reported in classification 3411;
• Sales of boats, boat trailers and motors that are reported in classification 3414;
• Sales or rental of durable medical equipment or mobility aids that are reported in classification 6306;
• Sales or rental of heavy commercial or industrial equipment that are reported in classification 6409;
• Sales of lawn and garden equipment, and sales or rental of bicycles that are reported in classification 6309; and
• Repair of lawn and garden equipment and small engines that are reported in classification 3402.
For administrative purposes, Classification 3309 is divided into the following subclassifications:
3309-02 Golf cart sales/rental dealers
3309-03 Motorized cycles and recreational vehicle dealers
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-3309, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-3309, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3309, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-578, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-578, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-578, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-578, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 73-22, § 296-17-578, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3402
Classification 3402.

3402-00 Air compressor: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of air compressors. This includes air or gas compressors used for paint sprayers, air tools, tire inflation, and general industrial purposes. Operations contemplated include, but are not limited to, welding, machining, general mechanical and electrical work. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, hand and air tools, welders, punches, shears, and compression equipment. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-01 Printing or bookbinding machinery: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of printing or bookbinding machinery. The outside casings of the machines may be made of plate metal that varies between 1" to 2 1/2" in thickness. The machines used to make the presses and binding machinery may include both computer numeric controlled (CNC) and manual mills and lathes. Other machinery used in the manufacturing process includes, but is not limited to, welders or cutters, grinders, and drill presses. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; and the set up, installation and repair of printing or bookbinding machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.
3402-02 Pump, safe, scale, auto jack, and water meter: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of pumps, safes, scales, auto jacks, and water meters. Materials range from brass screws and rubber washers used to rebuild water meters to plate metal and steel castings used for safe and pump manufacturing. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, hand tools used for repairs, lathes, welders, and pressure testers. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; the installation and repair of safes which is to be reported separately in classification 0607; and the installation of pumps which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.
3402-03 Shoe or textile machinery: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of shoe machinery or textile machinery. Metal materials used vary in size, shape and dimension. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, drills, mills, lathes, saws, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and the installation and repair of shoe or textile machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.
3402-04 Confectioners or food processing machinery: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of food processing or confectioners machinery. Metal materials used vary in size, shape and weight. These establishments often have an assembly line operation and a separate electronic assembly area. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and the installation and repair of confectioners and food processing machinery which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.
3402-05 Machine shops, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in general machine shop operations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), tool sharpening, and mobile welding shops. Many of the establishments in this classification are "job shops." Size and shape of materials vary with steel and aluminum being the most common. Plastics, light weight aluminum, and alloyed metals are becoming increasingly popular in the manufacture of equipment for some industries. These establishments often have welding shops along with machine shops. Machinery and equipment includes, but is not limited to, mills, lathes, grinders, saws, welding equipment, inspection equipment, and material handling equipment. Machinery is both manual and computer numeric controlled (CNC). This classification also includes "mobile shops" which are used exclusively to repair machinery or equipment. A "mobile shop" in this classification usually means a van or pick up pulling a utility trailer equipped with hand tools, specialty tools, air tools, a compressor, and a portable welding unit. The machinery or equipment is usually repaired at the customer's location, however, sometimes the broken part is removed and taken back to the shop for repair.
This classification excludes repairs to buildings and structures which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification, and mechanical repairs which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
Special note: The term "job shop" is an industry term that means the shop will produce products to customer specifications.
3402-06 Power saw, lawn and garden equipment, small motor, N.O.C.: Repair
Applies to establishments engaged in repairing small power tools, small motors powered by gas or diesel, outboard marine engines, and lawn and garden equipment not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). The largest piece of equipment repaired in this classification is generally a riding lawn mower. Classification 3402-06 is assigned in conjunction with a store classification for establishments that have a store operation and also repair the type of items they sell. Classification 3402-06 may also be assigned to a manufacturers representative who performs warranty repairs. Tools used in this type of repair are mainly hand and air tools. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and the repair of electrical motors which is to be reported separately in classification 5201.
3402-07 Gear: Manufacturing or grinding
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or grinding of gears. Establishments in this classification may also cut key slots and broaches. Establishments that cut stock to manufacture the gear are often not the same ones that perform the final grinding process. Gears may go through two, three, or four different grinding, slotting, and/or keying establishments and then go to another establishment for electroplating or galvanizing before they are ready for sale or use. Precision machine shops may grind gears to the ten thousandths of an inch. Materials used are usually stainless steel, aluminum, or plastic. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, gear shapers, drill presses, mill, hobbers, grinders, some of which might be computer numeric controlled (CNC). This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-08 Elevator: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of elevators and associated electronic components. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, mills, drills, lathes, saws, and grinders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and the installation, service, and repair of elevators which is to be reported separately in classification 0602.
3402-12 Multimedia blasting
Applies to establishments engaged in multimedia (such as, but not limited to, glass, plastic and sand) blasting operations which strip paint or other coatings from metal or fiberglass. Most of the blasting operations in this classification are done on automobiles, but it also applies to establishments that perform blasting on items such as, but not limited to, barbecue grills, and cast iron pieces. Multimedia blasting processes in this classification are performed in a shop, use less air pressure and media with softer finishes than other blasting operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and sandblasting of buildings or structures which is to be reported separately in classification 0504.
3402-14 Furnace, heater, radiator, wood, propane, or pellet stoves: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of furnaces, radiators, wood, propane, or pellet burning stoves or similar heating fixtures. Materials include, but are not limited to, metal cast parts, sheet metal, plate metal, aluminum, or stainless steel. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, hand tools, solder guns, punches, lathes, and saws. Establishments in this classification may have separate areas for electronic assembly and/or painting. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; establishments engaged in the manufacture of radiators for automobiles or trucks which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-48; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of baseboard heaters which are to be reported separately in classification 3404.
3402-16 Die casting
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of products by die casting. Die casting is a manufacturing process for producing accurately dimensioned, sharply defined metal products which are referred to as "die castings." "Dies" are the steel molds used to mass produce the product. The process begins when ingots of various metal alloys are melted in die casting machines. The machine forces the metal into the die under hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. The casting quickly solidifies in the die, and is automatically ejected by the machine, and the cycle starts again. The castings are cleaned by grinding or sanding, which also removes any excess metal "flash." Many die casting manufacturers maintain their own machine shop for making the dies. Die making, when done as a part of die casting operations, is included within the scope of this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; and establishments engaged in making dies for others which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-74.
3402-26 Saw blade: Manufacturing, assembly, or sharpening
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, assembly, or sharpening of saw blades such as, but not limited to, those used in circular saws, band saws, ripsaws, keyhole saws, and handsaws such as hacksaws or meat saws. This classification also includes sharpening services for items such as, but not limited to, tools, scissors, and knives. Materials include, but are not limited to, high tensile steel and carbide tipped blades. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, saws, mills, drills, and hand tools. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; establishments engaged in the repair or sharpening of chain saws which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-06; and establishments engaged in the manufacture or repair of electrical saws which are to be reported separately in classification 5201.
3402-28 Heat treating metal
Applies to establishments engaged in heat treating metal. The heat treating process may use computer numeric controlled (CNC) ovens or furnaces. The oven may heat up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit and a furnace may heat up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The metal(s) is placed on a platform; the platform is hydraulically moved into the first chamber and the door is automatically closed. At this time, the oxygen is burned from the chamber. Then the second chamber door is opened and the metal enters the oven/furnace. Depending upon the specifications, the heat treating process usually takes six to sixteen hours. When the metal is finished in the heating chamber it returns automatically to the first chamber. Then the platform lowers and the metals are dipped into a cooling agent. Once the metals are cooled to room temperature the platform rises, the door opens, and the materials are removed. The process is essentially the same without using computer numeric controlled (CNC) heat treating equipment except that, rather than being hydraulically operated, the machine operators move the metals through the system. Many establishments do not produce a product, but heat treat a variety of products to customer specifications. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-29 Nut, bolt, screw, nail, tack, rivet, eyelet spike, needle, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Sprinkler head, speedometer, carburetor: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of nuts, bolts, screws, nails, tacks, rivets, eyelets, spikes, and needles not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification also applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of sprinkler heads, speedometers, or carburetors. Materials include, but are not limited to, steel or iron rods which may be pressed or formed, and small component parts. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, saws, shears, presses, chuckers, threading and tapping machines, some of which may be computer numeric controlled (CNC). Establishments may have separate areas for deburring, inspecting, packing and shipping. The carburetor rebuilding may be performed on vehicles that are driven or towed into the shop, or on carburetors that have been already removed from the vehicles. In either case the repairs are made exclusively with hand and air tools and sometimes a diagnostic scope and a drill press. A speedometer is usually embodied with a mileage recording mechanism. The central feature of the device is a permanent magnet. There are gears, spindles, and a drive shaft present in most speedometers. There is also a unit counting disc and a spiral spring calibrator. Hand tools are used almost exclusively in the repair of this kind of speedometer. Today many speedometers are computer controlled. Basically, if this kind of speedometer is in need of repair, a computer chip(s) is replaced, using hand tools. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of hardware that is not covered under another classification, such as handles, latches, and hinges which are to be reported separately in classification 3404, and the repair of speedometers or carburetors in a vehicle which is to be reported separately in the appropriate vehicle repair classification.
3402-32 Abrasive wheel: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of abrasive wheels. Manufacturing operations often include a laboratory where carbon and other materials are mixed together to form the abrasive edge of the mainly high tensile steel wheels. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-40 Welding or cutting, N.O.C. (mobile operations limited to repair of equipment and machinery)
Applies to establishments engaged in welding or cutting operations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) either in the shop or at the customer's site. Steel is the predominant material along with some aluminum alloys. Machinery is predominantly welding equipment, but may include tools such as, but not limited to, grinders, saws, drills, and material handling equipment. This classification also includes "mobile shops" which are used exclusively to repair machinery or equipment. A "mobile shop" in this classification usually means a van or pick up pulling a utility trailer equipped with hand tools, specialty tools, air tools, a compressor, and a portable welding unit. The machinery or equipment is usually repaired at the customer's location, sometimes with the use of the customer's equipment; however, broken parts may be removed and taken back to the shop for repair.
This classification excludes welding construction and repairs to buildings or structures which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classification and mechanical repairs which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
3402-48 Automobile or truck, radiator and heater core: Manufacturing and repair shops
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture and/or repair of automobile or truck radiator and heater cores. Manufacturers in this classification may have a die casting area and a separate electronic assembly area. Tools and equipment include, but are not limited to, hand tools, solder guns, and punches. Shops that repair radiators may work on the radiators in the vehicles, but usually the radiators have been removed from the vehicle. The radiator is examined and the core may be removed. Next the radiator is cleaned, air pressurized, and dipped in a water tank to check it for leaks. Once the leaks are found they can generally be repaired by welding the holes shut. The radiator is dipped again to ensure the repair has been made properly. Cleaning the radiator may be done by sandblasting, ultra sound baths or by "rodding" the radiator to remove corrosion. Repair equipment includes, but is not limited to, welders, air and hand tools, dipping tanks, hoists, and forklifts. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-60 Office machinery, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or assembly; Cash register or sewing machines: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of cash registers, sewing machines and office machinery not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) such as, but not limited to, copiers, collators, mail/postage machines, calculators and automatic letter openers. Component parts may be metal, plastic, or wood. Operations include, but are not limited to, cutting, shaping, forming, drilling, riveting, clamping, and bolting; there may be a separate electronic assembly area. Machinery and tools vary within this classification; some establishments use hand and air tools only, others use additional equipment such as, but not limited to, saws, lathes, mills, drills, or water jets, some of which may be computer numeric controlled (CNC). This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-61 Small arms and ammunition: Manufacturing, assembly, or rebuild
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, assembly, or rebuild of small arms, the manufacture of ammunition and reloading. For the purpose of this classification, small arms means .50 caliber or less, such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, and light machine guns. Operations include, but are not limited to, metal stamping of casings, machining, assembling, and a high proportion of inspecting. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; the manufacture or repair of heavy arms which is to be reported separately in classification 5109; and gun stores which are to be reported separately in classification 6309.
3402-74 Tool: Manufacturing, not hot forming or stamping; Die: Manufacturing - Ferrous
Applies to establishments engaged in tool manufacturing or die manufacturing, for others, from ferrous materials. Tools manufactured in this classification are usually cutting tools used in lathes, mills, rotors, and saws. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, sharpeners, grinders, lathes and mills, which are both manual or computer numeric controlled (CNC). The die manufacturing included in this classification includes those made exclusively of ferrous materials including, but not limited to, jigs, fixtures, and dies for metal work in general. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of machine-finished tools which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-83.
3402-77 Auto, truck, semi-trailer and bus body: Manufacturing;
Travel trailer body: Manufacturing or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of auto, truck, and bus bodies, and in the manufacture or repair of travel trailer bodies or cargo containers. Repairs are usually made with the use of welders or cutting torches and air or hand tools. These establishments will also repair or replace hydraulic units. Material used in the manufacture of goods in this classification is usually steel and aluminum, varying in thickness from 16 gauge to plate metal up to one inch thick. Shapes include, but are not limited to, sheet metal, tubes, solid rod or I-beams. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, shears, breaks, hydraulic presses, iron workers, drill presses, grinders, welders, hoist, cranes, and forklifts. Shops may have a finish sanding area as well as a paint area where the vehicle bodies are sprayed with primer, a body bonding material, or a finish coat of paint. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-83 Tool: Manufacturing and machine finishing
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing and machine finishing tools. Tools manufactured in this classification are usually hand held instruments such as, but not limited to, wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, torque wrenches, pliers, and sockets. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, air and hand tools, polishers, grinders, inspection equipment, mills, lathes, shapers, and drill presses, some of which may be computer numeric controlled (CNC). Establishments may have a galvanizing and/or electroplating area for the finish work which is included when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. Other establishments in this classification send the finish work out. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; establishments engaged in the manufacture of tools from ferrous materials which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-74; and establishments engaged in tool forging which are to be reported separately in classification 5106.
3402-85 Auto or truck parts: Machining or rebuild not in vehicle
Applies to establishments engaged in machining or rebuilding auto or truck parts such as, but not limited to, water pumps, fuel pumps, transmissions, heads, brake drums, ball joints, and rear ends, which are not in the vehicle. Work contemplated in this classification may also include manufacturing sockets, pulleys, shafts, fittings, flywheels, and/or bearings. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, mills, lathes, grinders, sanders, presses, welders, and balancing equipment. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in manufacturing or rebuilding auto, truck, or aircraft engines which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-86.
3402-86 Auto, truck or aircraft engine, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or rebuilding
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing or rebuilding auto, truck, or aircraft engines not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), including manufacturing the component parts. Establishments in this classification often specialize in the type of engines they make or rebuild. The basic difference between automobile, truck, and aircraft engines is the size and weight of the parts being worked on. Engine rebuild shops use many specialized machines and air tools to tear the core down to an engine block; then rebuild the engine. After the engine is stripped down to the engine block, it is placed in a machine called a baker which heats to approximately 600 degrees and bakes away the grease. After baking, the engine block is placed in a sand blaster where the surface is cleaned with very fine steel shot. The engine block is then placed in a large pressure washer which removes the steel shot. Next, the crank and cam shafts are ground and turned on machinery similar to lathes. There is usually a separate room or area which is called the "head shop" where the heads and valves are machined on valve grinders, valve facers, and head grinders. Engine rebuild shops that do not have the equipment to grind the crank and cam shafts will contract work out to other shops, or buy new crank shafts and cam shafts. Other machinery includes, but is not limited to, boring bars and hones to polish cylinder walls, small pressure washers for oil pans and other smaller parts, solvent tanks, and hoists or forklifts for lifting the engines or engine parts. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in machining or rebuilding auto or truck parts, other than engines, which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-85.
3402-91 Bed spring or wire mattress: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of bed springs or wire mattresses. The wire stock is coiled and cut to length on a coiling machine, then tempered in an oven to produce the spring. The coils are fastened to the frame either by hand or by machine. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of stuffed mattresses which are to be reported separately in classification 3708.
3402-93 Valve: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of valves. Valves regulate the flow of air, gases, liquids, or loose material through structures by opening, closing, or obstructing passageways. They are operated manually, electrically, with compressed air, or hydraulic pressure. Valves are usually cut from aluminum, steel, or stainless steel either by a computer numeric controlled (CNC) machine or water jet machine. Depending upon the complexity of the valve, they are assembled in one or several stages. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of valves made in a die mold which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-74.
3402-94 Precision machined parts, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing precision machined parts not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Most of these establishments are "job shops." Job shops make component parts for other businesses according to customer specifications, rather than manufacturing a specific product. Many establishments in this classification manufacture precision parts for the aerospace industry. Machining usually begins with solid blocks of material such as, but not limited to, steel, aluminum, titanium, inconel, or plastic, although some hollow tube, flat bar, and angle stock may also be used. The "rough cuts" are often made on manual machines, and the finish cuts on computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines. Depending on the establishment and the job specifications, a specific part may be sent to one or more additional shops to be tempered, milled, or inspected before the original establishment is through with the manufacturing process. Some parts are so sensitive that climate controlled conditions are necessary. Both manual and CNC mills and lathes are the most common types of machines used. Others include, but are not limited to, saws, drills, and grinding machines. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-95 Storage battery: Manufacturing, assembly or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, assembly, or repair of storage batteries. Lead ingots, weighing 20-25 pounds, are melted and poured into a mold or casting machine. After the grids are cooled lead oxide is then pumped onto each side of a grid and cured by baking in an oven of about 300 - 400 degrees F. The plates are then assembled by placing a negative separator (zinc) between a positive separator (copper), and so forth until there are enough of these cells to form the battery. Next, they are sent to a burning machine that cures the paste and plates. After the burning process, the plates are placed into a plastic or hard rubber box-like container and cured for two or three days. The plates are welded together and the top is attached to the body of the battery case with an epoxy glue. Diluted sulfuric acid is added to the battery and then it is put on a charger. The battery is then cleaned and packed for shipping. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; establishments engaged in the manufacture of dry cell (flashlight type) batteries which are to be reported separately in classification 3602; and establishments engaged in battery sales and installation which are to be reported separately in the applicable automotive services classification.
3402-96 Automobile or motorcycle: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of automobiles or motorcycles. Most of the manufacturing operations, such as cutting, milling, and turning, are performed with computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinery. Most of the assembly operations are performed with air and hand tools. Other machinery includes but is not limited to saws, grinders, and drill presses. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged only in the manufacture of auto bodies which are to be reported separately in classification 3402-77.
3402-98 Machinery, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of machinery not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). For purposes of this classification, machinery means any combination of mechanical parts constructed primarily with metal. Finished products vary widely and range from hand held machines to those weighing thousands of pounds; products include, but are not limited to, grinding machines, boring machines, conveyer systems, and wood chippers. Machinery used to manufacture these items includes, but is not limited to, lathes, mills, press, breaks, shears, and welders, some of which may be computer numeric controlled (CNC). This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3402-99 Photo processing machinery: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of photo processing machinery such as, but not limited to, photo processors or film enlargers. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification when the repair is done as a part of and in connection with the manufacturing or assembly operation. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-3402, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-24-118, § 296-17A-3402, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-3402, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-3402, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3402, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-24-055, § 296-17-580, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07; WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-580, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-580, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-580, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-580, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-580, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-580, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-580, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-580, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-580, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-580, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-580, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-580, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-580, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 76-36, § 296-17-580, filed 11/30/76; Order 75-38, § 296-17-580, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-580, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3403
Classification 3403.

3403-00 Aircraft: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of aircraft. For the purposes of this classification "aircraft manufacturing" means the original manufacture of such aircraft as distinguished from rebuilding, modifying, or converting existing aircraft and applies only to the production of units that, when completed, are capable of in-air flight as distinguished from aircraft kits to be assembled by the purchaser that are not capable of air flight when sold. This classification includes aircraft operations incidental to the manufacture, such as test flights.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the original manufacture of aircraft parts which are to be reported separately in classification 3405 or as otherwise provided for in WAC 296-17A-3405; the manufacture of aircraft kits which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; modification, repair or conversions made to an existing aircraft which are to be reported separately in classification 6804; and the assembly of aircraft kits into an airplane which is to be reported separately in classification 6804.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 10-18-024, § 296-17A-3403, filed 8/24/10, effective 10/1/10. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3403, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-581, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-581, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-581, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-581, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-581, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), § 296-17-581, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79; Order 73-22, § 296-17-581, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3404
Classification 3404.

3404-01 Can: Manufacturing - Aluminum or galvanized
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of cans from aluminum or galvanized metals lighter than 9 gauge. Products include, but are not limited to, soda cans, food cans, and garbage cans. The galvanizing process includes dipping the tin/metal into liquid zinc. The manufacturing process involves cutting, forming, stamping, and soldering/welding. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-02 Galvanized iron works: Manufacturing - Nonstructural
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of nonstructural galvanized iron from sheet metal lighter than 9 gauge. Processes include cutting, forming, welding, riveting, punching, and drilling. The equipment used includes, but is not limited to, drills, presses, punches, shears, and press breaks. Establishments in this classification may paint, powder coat, or silk screen their products; which is included when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of employers subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-03 Hardware, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of hardware that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), such as, but not limited to, handles, latches, hinges, and buckles. Operations include, but are not limited to, stamping and assembly, electroplating and/or other types of finishing. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of nuts, bolts, screws, nails, tacks, rivets, eyelets, spikes, and needles which are to be reported separately in classification 3402.
3404-04 Metal stamping
Applies to establishments engaged in the mass production of products by metal stamping techniques which impress, cut out, or shape something to a desired size. Products produced by this technique include, but are not limited to, license plates, pie plates, pots, and waste baskets. This classification includes any finish work when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-06 Metal sign: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of signs from metals lighter than 9 gauge. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and welded. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, water jets and welders. All operations necessary to make a sign operative, such as, but not limited to, adding electrical wiring or circuitry, painting, powder coating, or silk screening are included within the scope of this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; the installation or removal of signs outside of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0403; the installation or removal of signs inside of buildings which is to be reported separately in classification 0513; sign painting or lettering on the inside of buildings, or establishments that paint on or apply lettering to sign "backings" that are manufactured by others, which is to be reported separately in classification 4109; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood or plastic signs which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the manufacturing process and materials.
3404-07 Metal goods, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or assembly from materials lighter than 9 gauge
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of metal goods from materials lighter than 9 gauge which are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) including water heaters, electric baseboard heaters, electric furnaces, boat manufacturing, and bicycles. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and welded. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-12 Aluminum ware: Manufacturing from sheet aluminum
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of aluminum ware such as, but not limited to, mail boxes, buckets, gutters, and down spouts, from sheet aluminum. Materials may be cut, bent, punched, drilled, riveted, and welded. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-18 Metal coffin/casket: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of coffins or caskets out of metal. Materials may be cut, bent, punched, drilled, riveted, and welded. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, break presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification. Physically separated upholstery departments of establishments engaged in furniture, coffin, casket manufacturing, assembly, or finishing may be reported separately in classification 3808 provided all the conditions in the general reporting rule covering the division of an employees hours have been met.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of caskets from wood or plastic which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the manufacturing process and materials.
3404-19 Metal awnings: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of awnings from metals lighter than 9 gauge. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of awnings from canvas or other textiles which is to be reported separately in classification 3802.
3404-20 Metal furniture, shower door, showcases: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of furniture, shower doors, or showcases made with metals lighter than 9 gauge. Other items manufactured in this classification include, but are not limited to, file cabinets, desks, and stands. Material may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification. Physically separated upholstery departments of establishments engaged in furniture, coffin, casket manufacturing, assembly, or finishing may be reported separately in classification 3808, provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the division of an employee's hours have been met.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant and establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood furniture which are to be reported separately in classification 2905.
3404-21 Stove: Manufacturing from metals lighter than 9 gauge
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of stoves from metals lighter than 9 gauge. Types of stoves include, but are not limited to, electric or gas cook stoves. Accessory materials such as, but not limited to, electrical assembly units, glass, plastic, or wood may be used in the manufacture of stoves. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Establishments in this classification may paint or powder coat their products which is included when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, grinders and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of wood stoves or other stoves made of metals 9 gauge or heavier which are to be reported separately in classification 3402.
3404-24 Metal electric or gas lighting fixtures, lampshades or lantern: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of metal fixtures, lampshades, or lanterns from materials lighter than 9 gauge. The metal fixtures may be equipped with electrical or gas lighting and used as signs or other display mediums. Metal may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Depending on the item being made, electrical or gas-filled tubes or bulbs may be attached. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, break presses, grinders, welders, and solders. Establishments in this classification may make a finished product or only component pieces. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of neon tube signs or displays that are not attached to metal backings which are to be reported separately in classification 3602, and all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-25 Brass or copper goods: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of brass or copper goods such as, but not limited to, belt buckles, lamp stands, cooking utensils, and flower pots. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, break presses, water jets, grinders, welders/solders and brazing guns. Establishments in this classification may make a finished product or a component part. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-26 Aluminum window, sash or door: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of windows, sashes or doors from aluminum. Accessory materials such as, but not limited to, glass, wood or plastic may also be used in the assembly process. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, break presses, grinders, and welders/solders. Establishments in this classification may make a finished product or only component parts. Manufacturers may paint, enamel, or bake a finish onto products, which is included when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant; establishments engaged in manufacturing vinyl window sashes which are to be reported separately in classification 3512; and establishments engaged in manufacturing wooden window sashes and doors which are to be reported separately in classification 2903.
3404-27 Auto or truck parts, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or assembly; miscellaneous stamped parts
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of auto or truck parts not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), and of miscellaneous stamped parts, such as, but not limited to, hub caps, fenders, and trim. Galvanizing or electroplating is included in this classification when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
3404-29 Metal ski and toboggan: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of skies or toboggans primarily from metal although wood or plastic component parts may also be used. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, water jets, shears, break presses, grinders, and welders/solders. Establishments in this classification may make a finished product or only a component part. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 2008 c 70, and Title 51 RCW. WSR 08-15-132, § 296-17A-3404, filed 7/22/08, effective 10/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3404, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 06-24-055, § 296-17-58105, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07.]



296-17A-3405
Classification 3405.

3405-02 Precision machined parts and products, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of parts and products not otherwise classified (N.O.C.) of various sizes and metal compositions which are primarily produced with computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinery and equipment and are frequently used by aerospace, aircraft, automotive, medical, and scientific industries.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of hand tools, hardware, or similar parts or products, N.O.C. which are not produced with CNC machinery and equipment. This classification excludes all foundry operations involving the preparation of castings, the pouring of metal, and shake out operations which are to be reported separately in classification 5103.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 13-11-128, § 296-17A-3405, filed 5/21/13, effective 7/1/13. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3405, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 05-12-031, § 296-17-58201, filed 5/24/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58201, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58201, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-58201, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-58201, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-58201, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-58201, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), § 296-17-58201, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79.]



296-17A-3406
Classification 3406.

3406-00 Automotive or truck gas service stations, N.O.C.: Lube and oil change specialists, and mobile lube and oil services
Applies to establishments operating full service gasoline or diesel service stations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification includes cashiers. Full service includes, but is not limited to:
• Pumping gas for customers;
• Replacing wiper blades;
• Checking and/or filling the fluid levels (oil, transmission, wiper wash and antifreeze);
• Adding air to the tires.
The repairs included in this classification are:
• Oil and filter changes;
• Tune-ups;
• Replacement of brakes;
• Front end alignments;
• The repair or replacement of tires.
This also applies to establishments engaged exclusively in preventive automotive maintenance, such as, but not limited to:
• Adding air to tires;
• Changing oil and filters;
• Checking and/or filling fluid levels;
• Checking and/or replacing belts, hoses;
• Lubing chassis;
• Replacing wiper blades.
This classification excludes:
• Portable automobile or truck car washes which are to be reported separately in classification 6602;
• Establishments engaged in automobile or truck repair services and tune up specialists which are to be reported separately in classification 3411;
• Establishments engaged in the service or repair of machinery or equipment N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 6409;
• Self-service gas stations which are to be reported separately in classification 3409; and
• Convenience grocery stores or mini-markets with self-service gasoline operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3410.
3406-01 Automobile or truck storage garages
Applies to establishments operating automobile or truck storage garages. Generally, these types of storage garages consist of an enclosed structure and usually with more than one level of parking. Storage garages may provide additional incidental services such as, but not limited to:
• Gasoline;
• Tune-ups;
• Washing and waxing services;
• Cashiers;
• Full-time attendants or security personnel.
This classification excludes:
• Portable automobile or truck car washes which are to be reported separately in classification 6602;
• Establishments providing parking lot services which are to be reported separately in classification 6704;
• Automobile or truck repair services which are to be reported separately in classification 3411;
• Establishments engaged in the service or repair of machinery or equipment N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 6409;
• Self-service gas stations which are to be reported separately in classification 3409; and
• Full service gas station services which are to be reported separately in classification 3406-00.
Special note: Storage garages applicable to this classification are distinguishable from parking lots in classification 6704 in that parking lots usually are not an enclosed structure, and they do not provide service to automobiles.
3406-04 Automobile or truck - Detailing by contractor; glass tinting; windshield repair
Applies to establishments engaged in providing automobile or truck detailing services, and to establishments engaged solely in tinting glass in automobiles, or repairing cracks, chips or bull's-eyes in windshields. This classification includes cashiers. Detailing services involve complete, in-depth cleaning of exteriors and interiors such as, but not limited to:
• Washing;
• Waxing;
• Polishing;
• Buffing;
• May also involve tinting glass;
• Vacuuming or otherwise cleaning the autos':
– Chrome work;
– Tires;
– Hub caps;
– Windows;
– Mirrors;
– Carpets;
– Seats.
This classification excludes:
• Portable automobile or truck car washes which are to be reported separately in classification 6602;
• Tinting or installation of automobile or truck window glass performed by a glass dealer which is to be reported separately in classification 1108;
• Glass tinting or the application of tinted plastic film to glass windows and doors in buildings which are to be reported separately in classification 0511;
• Detailing performed in connection with automobile or truck dealers, service centers or repair garages which are to be reported separately in classification 3411;
• Detailing performed in connection with automobile or truck body and fender repair shops which is to be reported separately in classification 3412;
• Detailing performed in connection with establishments engaged in the service or repair of machinery or equipment, N.O.C. which is to be reported separately in classification 6409;
• Detailing performed in connection with full service gas stations which is to be reported separately in classification 3406-00; and
• Detailing performed in connection with boat dealers or marinas which is to be reported in classification 3414.
3406-05 Automobile or truck car washes
Applies to establishments providing automobile or truck washing services. This classification includes the exterior washing, waxing, polishing or buffing, cleaning of chrome and tires, and the interior cleaning of windows, carpets, dash and seats. These services may be performed at a coin operated self-service unit, or at a full service automatic unit where the vehicle is conveyed through the line assisted by attendants. This classification includes cashiers and the sale of accessory items such as, but not limited to:
• Air fresheners;
• Beverages;
• Bottled car care products;
• Floor mats;
• Snack foods.
This classification excludes:
• Portable automobile or truck car washes which are to be reported separately in classification 6602;
• Washing services performed in connection with automobile or truck dealers, services centers or repair garages which are to be reported separately in classification 3411;
• Washing services performed in connection with automobile or truck body and fender repair shops which are to be reported separately in classification 3412;
• Washing services performed in connection with establishments engaged in the service or repair of machinery or equipment, N.O.C. which are to be reported separately in classification 6409;
• Washing services performed in connection with full service gas stations which are to be reported separately in classification 3406;
• Washing services performed in connection with self-service gasoline operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3409; and
• Washing services performed in connection with convenience stores that have self-service gasoline operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3410.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-3406, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-3406, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-3406, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3406, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-583, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-583, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-583, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-583, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-583, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-583, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-583, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-583, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-583, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-583, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-583, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 73-22, § 296-17-583, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3407
Classification 3407.

3407-00 Gas or oil dealers, wholesale or retail, including fuel oil, propane or butane
Applies to establishments engaged in the distribution of fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gases (propane and butane) and gasoline on a retail or wholesale basis. Dealers may maintain their own storage tanks on their premises and receive gas or oil through a pipeline from a refinery, by rail or tanker truck, or they may receive their supplies from a separate distribution facility. Gas dealers will deliver gasoline and lubricating oils directly to retail gas stations in large tank trucks. Fuel oil is delivered to customers by pump trucks and pumped into the customer's tank. Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) is delivered to customers by pump truck or in prefilled cylinders. Some dealers may also provide, through sale or lease, the installation and maintenance of gas appliances which is included in this classification when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes the incidental mixing or blending of oil or gas with additives, the draining, repair, installation or removal of customer's oil tanks, maintenance contracts and emergency repairs.
This classification excludes the repair, installation or removal of underground oil storage tanks by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0108; the installation or repair of furnaces by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0307; and the construction or repair of exterior commercial storage tanks by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0508.
3407-01 Asphalt, bitumen dealers
Applies to establishments engaged as dealers of asphalt and bitumen which can be either a by-product of petroleum refining or found in naturally occurring deposits. Dealers may grind and mix the raw asphalt and bitumen with sand, gravel or limestone to produce a mixture which can be suitable for some paving applications or sold to an asphalt paving material manufacturer for further processing. The product is usually not packaged, but sold by the truckload. When this mixing process is conducted in connection with an oil/petroleum refining operation, it is to be reported in classification 3407-03.
This classification excludes the mining or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately as applicable; establishments engaged in the manufacture of asphalt mixtures for road paving which is to be reported separately in classification 3407-18; and the paving of roads or other surfaces which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 or 0212.
3407-02 Processing waste oils, solvents, antifreeze, paints, and similar materials
Applies to establishments engaged in processing waste oils, used solvents, antifreeze, paints, and similar hazardous materials. Mobile recycling units engaged in similar activities are included in this classification. The processes used by establishments in this classification are similar in that a sample of the waste material usually has been laboratory tested so the composition of the substance is known prior to either being picked up by the establishment's own trucks, or delivered by the customer. Depending on the material and quantity, it may arrive in drums or by tanker trucks. Incoming oil is pumped into waste oil storage tanks where water settles out. After the settling process, the oil goes to treatment tanks where it is heated to boil off remaining water and vaporize gases. There are other methods of recycling the oil, using chemicals, which are also included in this classification. The end product can be used in industrial burners or for cutter fuel. Solvents and antifreeze can be recycled through a distilling process, and used again.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in hazardous/toxic material processing or handling, not described above, such as processing of medical or septic tank waste, drug lab or hazardous spill cleanup (excluding oil spill cleanup on land - classification 0101), and reprocessing or handling of low-level radioactive materials which are to be reported separately in classification 4305.
3407-03 Oil refining - Petroleum, including manufacture of products from oil; gasohol - Distilling or refining
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of oil refineries. Oil refineries receive crude oil by pipeline, truck or tanker ship, process it into products such as, but not limited to, gasoline, natural gas, kerosene, fuel oil, lubricating oils and asphalt, and distribute it to their customers. Current refining processes involve four basic steps; separation, conversion, treating and blending. These processes are highly automated and involve the use of receiving tanks, processing units, distillation towers, intermediate storage and pipelines. Included within the scope of this classification are any additional processing methods used to produce the finished secondary products. This classification includes the production of gasohol and the preliminary separation of crude oil (called "topping") at a well site by a contractor.
This classification excludes oil refinery maintenance by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; construction of an oil refinery or storage tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; cleaning of storage tanks by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; operation of an oil well and incidental preliminary separation of crude oil ("topping") at the well site which is to be reported separately in classification 3407-05; and operation of an oil pipeline only which is to be reported separately in classification 3407-12.
3407-04 Asphalt or tar - Distilling or refining
Applies to establishments engaged in the production of commercial asphalt or tar. Products produced in this classification differ from those in 3407-01 in that products in 3407-04 are refined to, and sold as, a liquid or semiliquid. Low grade crude oil, petroleum distillate (by-product of oil refining operations) and coal-tar oil must be treated in a heat exchange system and still before undergoing a final processing in a fractioning tower (a process also used in oil refining) to separate the asphalt or tar. Finished products and by-products include, but are not limited to, asphalt roofing compound, asphalt for use in manufacturing felt roofing paper, trinidad asphalt used in road paving, tar to be used in various paving and waterproofing applications and coal tar which is used in drugs and waterproofing products. When this process is conducted in connection with an oil/petroleum refining operation, it is to be reported in classification 3407-03.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in distillery/refinery maintenance which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; contractors engaged in cleaning of storage tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; and construction of refineries and storage tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0508.
3407-05 Gas or oil well operation
Applies to establishments or contractors engaged in the routine operation of producing oil or gas wells. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, all routine operation and maintenance required such as, but not limited to, land clearing and excavation to create slush pits, fire walls, pipe laying, machinery and equipment (such as oil, gas or water pumps) installation and operation, preliminary separation of crude oil, and monitoring of oil or gas production when performed by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes derrick or storage tank erection which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; oil well drilling which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; excavation by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; pipe laying by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; cleaning of storage tanks by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0504; machinery or equipment maintenance by a contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; and the operation of an oil or gas pipeline only which is to be reported separately in classification 3407-12.
3407-07 Oil or gas wells - Cementing
Applies to establishments engaged in providing cementing services to oil and gas well drilling operations. Cementing is required to fill the space between the outer edge of the hole being drilled and the metal casing which is being installed in segments to line the hole. The mixed cement is pumped, under pressure, down into the casing. When it reaches the bottom of the existing hole, the continuing pressure forces it upward around the outside of the casing to the top of the hole or to where it will meet the last segment to have been cemented. This will serve to keep the casing stable and also to prevent any leakage of oil or gas from the casing into the surrounding soil when the well is operational. Cementing contractors can use the drilling derrick already in place to support their machinery. This classification also includes filling the entire well hole with cement, after the casing is disassembled and removed, when the well is no longer operational.
This classification excludes oil or gas well cementing done by employees of an oil well drilling contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 0103.
3407-12 Oil or gas pipeline operation
Applies to establishments engaged in operating an oil or gas pipeline. The pipeline may be used to transport crude oil from a well to a refinery or processed oil from a refinery to a remote storage facility or customer. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, operating and maintaining above or below-ground pipelines, feeder and distribution lines, pumping stations to maintain flow, storage facilities, and meters and monitoring equipment. This classification is appropriate whether the pipeline is being operated by the owner or a contractor.
This classification excludes oil or gas pipeline operations done in connection with an oil refinery which are to be reported in classification 3407-03; oil or gas pipeline operations done in connection with the operation of an oil or gas well which are to be reported in classification 3407-05; contractors engaged in above or below ground pipe installation which is to be reported separately in classification 0107; construction of oil refineries and/or storage tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 0508; and the installation of pumps or monitoring equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.
3407-17 Asphalt roofing material - Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of asphalt mixtures used in the preparation of building or roofing papers and shingles from raw materials purchased from others. The operations may include the incidental distillation of the asphalt flux.
Asphalt Roofing Materials - Some plants are fully automated, with controls, gauges, and valves housed in a separate room. Liquid asphalt flux, purchased from refineries, is hauled in by tanker trucks owned either by the refineries or the manufacturer, and is pumped directly into "air stills" or into holding tanks. An oxidation process takes place in the air stills. The asphalt flux is heated, then pumped into cooling tanks before it is pumped through pipes to a bulk loading/delivery station or to another area for further use. The processed hot asphalt may also be pumped into a blending tank where it can be blended with mineral spirits or naphtha to produce "cut-back" asphalt which is used in "cold asphalt" applications, or mixed with water to obtain an emulsified asphalt which "sets up" when it cools.
Asphalt Impregnated Felt Roofing Paper - Large rolls of felt paper are unrolled and automatically fed into a saturation tank where the paper is impregnated with the hot asphalt mixture. The paper then goes through several large rollers for cooling and smoothing, and is finally cut to size and rolled to produce rolls of asphalt coated felt roofing paper ready for use.
Asphalt Fiberglass Shingles - Limestone is delivered in bulk by suppliers' trucks and blown pneumatically into storage tanks. In the production processes it goes through a heater and is then mixed with the liquid asphalt. The production line starts with huge rolls of fiberglass which are fed continuously (roll ends spliced together automatically) into the process. The asphalt mixture is crushed into both sides of the fiberglass by large rollers and the excess asphalt scraped off. Granules are applied to the top side and sand is applied to the back side of the asphalt coated fiberglass. The coated fiberglass is then run through coolers. Granules are pressed into the coating and the material is fed/hung into "loopers" for additional cooling. After cooling, the coated material is automatically cut into strips, cut to specified width and length, "dragon teeth" (notches) cut, asphalt applied to the back of the "dragon teeth," then the "teeth" applied to the shims, and the asphalt shingle is complete.
This classification excludes asphalt or bitumen dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 3407-01, asphalt or tar distilling or refining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3407-04, and asphalt paving material manufacturers who are to be reported separately in classification 3407-18.
3407-18 Asphalt paving material - Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of asphalt mixtures used for road paving operations from raw materials purchased from others. This classification applies only to the operation of the asphalt plant which usually consists of a loader, a control operator, and a maintenance worker. (To qualify for classification 3407-18 the maintenance worker's duties must relate only to the asphalt plant.) This classification does not apply to workers involved in pit, crusher and bunker operations. The operations may include the incidental distillation of the asphalt flux which is included in this classification. Asphalt paving mixture plants are usually fully automated and controlled from a central control room overlooking the production area. Sand and gravel may be obtained from the producer's own gravel pit or purchased from independent suppliers. Liquid asphalt is obtained directly from either the refineries or from an asphalt dealer. Suppliers usually deliver raw materials to the manufacturing plant.
In a batch plant, each batch is made separately. The stored aggregate is loaded into hoppers, then carried by conveyor through a dust collecting system prior to entering the dryer drum. In the dryer drum the aggregate is dried and heated to specified temperatures before being conveyed to the "batcher" where it is screened, then stored in bins. Heated liquid asphalt is weighed to precise specifications required for that batch. Measured amounts of aggregate and liquid asphalt are in a pug mill to desired state, then discharge into trucks to be delivered to customers or stored in a silo.
In a drum plant the mix is continuous with several of the processing steps being combined in the drum. The measured cold aggregate is fed directly into the burner end of the drum for drying and heating. A measured amount of hot oil asphalt is dumped into the drum and mixed with the heated aggregate. The mixed product is conveyed into storage silos where it is held until pumped into delivery trucks.
This classification excludes workers involved in pit, crusher and bunker operations who are to be reported separately in classification 0112; paving contractors who manufacture asphalt paving material for their own use who are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications; asphalt or bitumen dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 3407-01; asphalt or tar distilling or refining operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3407-04; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of asphalt roofing material which are to be reported separately in classification 3407-17.
Special note: If the product is manufactured by paving contractors for sale to the general public, as well as for their own use, and if the employees operating the asphalt plant have no other duties, classification 3407-18 would apply to the asphalt plant employees.
3407-19 Dewatering sludge; advanced recycling of plastics and tires; On-site oil filtering
Applies to establishments engaged in providing mobile dewatering services to waste sludge producers through the use of mobile decanter centrifuges. The centrifuges and control instrumentation is highly specialized equipment designed specifically for the dewatering of sludge to concise quality specifications as determined by the client. Mobile decanter centrifuge installations include dredging and pumping equipment, flocculation systems, and portable electrical supply, as well as trucks for transferring the dewatered sludge. The ultimate disposal of the dewatered sludge is provided by either a subcontractor or by the client. The dewatered sludge can be used in a wide variety of applications such as composting and land reclamation. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in advanced recycling of plastics and tires. The process is similar to a small refinery. Either pelletized or shredded plastic material made from used consumer materials, or shredded used tire material may be used. The plastic or tire material is fed into a retort which decomposes the material using heat without oxygen, so the material is not burned. As the hot vapor gas cools, it is condensed into oil. Oil from the plastic processing is shipped to refineries where it will be refined further into plastic base material. Oil from the chipped tires is usually sold to oil blending companies. This classification also applies to on-site oil filtering. The usual process is filtering the oil through a filtering mechanism and then back into its original tank. This service may be performed on ships, in industrial plants, or at gas or oil storage facilities.
This classification excludes the "rig up/down" process (unloading and setting up the equipment at a new job site, and tearing it down and loading it on trucks to haul it to the next job site) which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3407, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-584, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-584, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-584, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-584, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-584, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3408
Classification 3408.

3408-00 Natural gas companies
Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of natural gas companies which distribute gas through gas mains or pipes to local consumers. Employments covered in this classification include clerical office and sales personnel, store employees, meter readers, and drivers. This classification also includes local gas main connection, new construction and extension of lines, maintenance and operation of plant equipment, installation and repair of plant pressure regulators, and installation and repair of meters, appliances, furnaces and gas regulators on piping within a customers' premises when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes contractors engaged in gas line construction, maintenance or repair who are to be reported separately in classification 0107; contractors engaged in the installation of heating systems who are to be reported separately in classification 0307; contractors engaged in the installation of gas appliances who are to be reported separately in classification 0607; and contractors engaged in the installation of hot water tanks who are to be reported separately in classification 0306.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3408, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-585, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-585, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-585, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-585, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-585, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-585, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3409
Classification 3409.

3409-00 Self-service gas stations
Applies to establishments engaged in self-service gas operations. A self-service station is a facility where the customers pump gas into their own vehicles with no assistance from any of the establishment's employees. Typically, the only employee involved in the operation is a cashier who monitors the pumps from inside a booth and collects the payment from the customer. Sales of cigarettes and limited snack items are allowed in this classification.
This classification excludes full service stations, establishments with both self-serve and full or limited service operations at the same location, or any type of service stations with gasoline operations that offer any repair or direct services to the customer's vehicle, regardless of the percentage of the activities, at the same location, which are to be reported separately in classification 3406; and establishments who operate a self-service gas station with a convenience store or mini-mart operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3410.
Special note: The extent and type of the groceries available for sale at a self-service only establishment must be determined to assign the appropriate classifications. Generally, if only convenience items such as oil, gas additives, cigarettes and snack foods such as candy, gum, chips, and soft drinks are available, classification 3409 would be allowed. However, if more than the items listed above are available such as milk, bread, canned food, or fast food service, classification 3410 would apply. Establishments with multiple locations are to be classified in accordance with the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3409, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58501, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58501, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-58501, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-58501, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-58501, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



296-17A-3410
Classification 3410.

3410-00 Convenience grocery stores or minimarkets with self-service gasoline operations
Applies to establishments engaged in operating convenience grocery stores or mini-markets with self-service gasoline operations. These establishments provide retail sale of convenience grocery items, not just snack items, in addition to self-service gasoline. Gasoline operations are limited to self-service only where the store employee is a cashier who monitors the pumps and collects the payments inside the store. Self-service/convenience store operations in classification 3410 differ from self-service gas stations in classification 3409 in that establishments in classification 3410 provide a more extensive line of grocery items. In addition to snack foods, staples such as bread, milk, and canned foods are available for sale. They may also prepare food such as sandwiches, chicken, jo jos, or hot dogs, and occasionally fill a customer's propane tank, and offer automobile or truck washing services, all of which is included within the scope of this classification.
This classification excludes establishments which provide any full service or limited services in addition to self-service operations at the same location which are to be reported separately in classification 3406; establishments which provide only self-service gasoline operations and whose grocery items are limited to prepared snack foods such as chips and candy, and cigarettes which are to be reported separately in classification 3409; and convenience stores with no gasoline services which are to be reported separately in classification 6403.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3410, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 99-18-068, § 296-17-58502, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58502, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-58502, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93.]



296-17A-3411
Classification 3411.

3411-00 Automobile: Dealers, rental or leasing agencies, including service repair garages;
Recreational vehicle: Dealers, rental/leasing agencies, or service/repair garages
Applies to establishments engaged in selling, renting, or leasing automobiles, including service/repair centers operated by dealers. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in selling, renting, leasing or servicing/repairing recreational vehicles. For purposes of this classification, the term "automobile" includes standard sized passenger cars, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The term "recreational vehicle" includes motor homes, travel trailers, campers, and also includes sport and utility trailers. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, all phases of automotive mechanical service and repair work, washing, vacuuming, and waxing vehicles, and detailing such as striping, window tinting, vinyl repair, installing molding and electronic accessories when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes service managers, parts department employees who have shop exposure, towing service for in-shop repairs, lot personnel, and customer courtesy van or car drivers.
This classification excludes: Dealers or service/repair centers for semi-trucks, diesel tractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy equipment or machinery which are to be reported separately in classification 6409; recreational vehicle dealers who also sell factory built housing units such as modular and mobile homes who are to be reported separately in classification 3415; parts department employees who are not exposed to any hazards of the service/repair shop who may be reported separately in classification 6309; auto body shop employees or auto body specialty shops who are to be reported separately in classification 3412; dealers who sell truck canopies and related accessories, but do not sell the other vehicles/trailers included in this classification who are to be reported separately in classification 1106; establishments engaged in welding or cutting repairs and/or hydraulic installation which are to be reported separately in classification 3402; and sales employees who may be reported separately in classification 6301 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering standard exception employees have been met.
Special notes: Used automobile dealers will not normally have service/repair garages or parts departments but will have lot personnel and detailers. Automobile rental and leasing agencies will normally have all the operations described above with the exception of parts department employees. New automobile dealers will routinely have all of the operations described above.
Establishments engaged in providing towing service for hire are to be reported separately in classification 1109. For purposes of this classification "towing for hire" means a towing service not performed in connection with repairs to be done by the service/repair shop.
3411-01 Automobile: Service centers, repair shops or garages
Applies to establishments engaged in servicing and repairing automobiles for others. For purposes of this classification, the term "automobile" includes standard sized passenger cars, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, all phases of automotive mechanical service when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification, such as engine overhauls and rebuilding, resurfacing heads, valve grinding, transmission overhauls or rebuilding, electrical repairs, brake service, engine tune ups, fuel injection service, carburetor repair, and engine diagnostic service. This classification includes service managers, parts department employees who have shop exposure, incidental sales of reconditioned cars, towing service for in-shop repairs, customer courtesy van or car drivers, roadside assistance, and tire chain installation. Parts department employees who are not exposed to any hazards of the repair shop may be reported separately in classification 6309.
This classification excludes: Dealers or service/repair centers for semi-trucks, diesel tractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy equipment or machinery which are to be reported separately in classification 6409; auto body shop employees who are to be reported separately in classification 3412.
Special note: While most businesses assigned to this classification have an inventory of parts which they use in the service and repair of customer vehicles, some employers have full line auto parts stores. Care needs to be taken when considering assignment of classification 6309 for auto part sales. Only those businesses that have a full line auto parts store which is physically separated from the repair shop and whose sales of auto parts are primarily for off-premises repair (do it yourself repair) should be considered for classification 6309. This classification does not apply to auto repair shops that also sell and install tires on customer vehicles. See classification 6405 for auto repair shops that also sell and install tires. Establishments engaged in providing towing service for hire are to be reported separately in classification 1109. For purposes of this classification "towing for hire" means a towing service not performed in connection with repairs to be done by the repair shop.
3411-02 Automobile: Service specialty shops
Applies to establishments engaged in providing specialized automobile repair services such as air conditioning systems, muffler repair, cruise controls and electrical systems. For purposes of this classification, the term "automobile" includes standard sized passenger cars, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, inspection of vehicle components for wear, diagnostic analysis, and repair of various components such as brakes and cooling systems, after-market installation of components such as cruise control, air conditioning systems, and sun roofs; and specialized repair services such as mufflers and transmissions. This classification includes service managers, part sales, towing service for in-shop repairs, and customer courtesy van or car drivers.
This classification excludes: Dealers or service/repair centers for semi-trucks, diesel tractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy equipment or machinery which are to be reported separately in classification 6409.
Special note: Businesses assigned to this classification will generally have an inventory of supplies and parts which they use in the service and repair of customer vehicles although some sales of parts and components may occur. This classification does not apply to any shop that sells and installs tires on customer vehicles. See classification 6405 for auto repair shops that also sell and install tires. Establishment engaged in providing towing service for hire are to be reported separately in classification 1109. For purposes of this classification "towing for hire" means a towing service not performed in connection with repairs to be done by the repair shop.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-3411, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-3411, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3411, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-58503, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58503, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58503, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-3412
Classification 3412.

3412-00 Automobile and truck: Body and fender repair shops
Applies to establishments engaged in repairing and refinishing automobile and truck body panel components for others. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, all phases of auto body repair work and panel replacement, finish removal, sandblasting or plastic medium blasting, painting, washing, vacuuming, and waxing vehicles, glass repair, upholstery work, and automobile and truck detailing such as striping, vinyl repair, window tinting (applying film to windows), installation of body and wheel molding and sunroofs, incidental glass repair or mechanical repair associated with a collision repair or car restoration, and installation of electronic accessories when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. The repair of fiberglass or sheet metal boat bodies and spray-on pickup truck bedliners is also included in this classification. This classification includes shop managers, parts and paint mixing department employees, towing service for in-shop repairs, incidental sales of rebuilt cars and trucks, and customer courtesy van or car drivers. Estimators may be reported separately in classification 6303 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering standard exception employees have been met.
This classification excludes the routine servicing or repair of automobiles or trucks not done in conjunction with collision repair or car restoration which is to be reported separately in classification 3411; the servicing or repair of mechanical or electrical systems in boats which is to be reported separately in classification 3414; and the repair of wooden boats which is to be reported separately in classification 2903.
Special notes: Auto body shops will routinely have a physically separate area where they store and mix paints. The separate paint storage and mixing area is generally a requirement of local fire codes and insurance policies. This separate area does not constitute a separate operation subject to a different classification. Some shops may also carry an inventory of repair panels, trim pieces and molding. Regardless of the volume of parts and supplies it is included within the basic scope of classification 3412. Establishment engaged in providing towing service for hire are to be reported separately in classification 1109. For purposes of this classification "towing for hire" means a towing service not performed in connection with repairs to be done by the repair shop.
Care must be taken in assigning classification 3411-01 to an establishment engaged in body and fender repair. An establishment could have both classifications 3411 and 3412 if they also provide routine mechanical or electrical repair services not in conjunction with collision repair or car restoration.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3412, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58504, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58504, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-3414
Classification 3414.

3414-00 Boat dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the sales, service, and/or repair of boats. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, mechanical and electrical system repairs, vinyl and glass repairs, engine rebuilding and reconditioning, detailing boats, reconditioning seat pads and other accessories, sales and installation of boat accessories, and sales of boat trailers, specialty apparel and fishing gear when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification also includes parts department employees, sales employees who also assist in duties described in this classification, and lot personnel.
This classification excludes boat sales personnel who may be reported separately in classification 6301 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering standard exception employees have been met; repairs done in connection with manufacturing operations which are to be reported separately as applicable; and establishments engaged in the repair of fiberglass or sheet metal boat bodies which are to be reported separately in classification 3412 and the repair of wooden boats which is to be reported separately in classification 2903.
3414-01 Marinas and boat house operations: Boat storage facilities
Applies to establishments engaged in providing a variety of boat-related services and facilities, and to service or repair centers. Boat storage facilities may be located in waterways adjacent to the marina or on dry land and may be operated by a marina or by a separate business. Both types of storage facilities are included within the scope of this classification. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, fuel service, mechanical and electrical repair service, parts departments, boat storage, moorage, sales of fishing gear, wearing apparel, groceries and bait, boat rentals and sales, and boat launching facilities when performed by employees of an employer assigned to this classification. This classification also includes other incidental services and facilities such as, but not limited to, self-service laundry facilities, public showers, holding tank pump out stations, passenger car or truck parking, and dockside electricity.
This classification excludes repairs done in connection with manufacturing operations which are to be reported separately as applicable; establishments engaged in the repair of fiberglass or sheet metal boat bodies which are to be reported separately in classification 3412; seafood or fish processing facilities operated in connection with a marina operation which are to be reported separately in classification 3304; and boat sales personnel who may be reported separately in classification 6301 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering standard exception employees have been met. Overnight lodging facilities and restaurant services provided to customers by a marina operator may be reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering a secondary business have been met.
Special note: Some marina operators will offer boating instructions and charter boat services. Care should be taken in this area as certain boating and charter fishing excursions are not covered by state workers' compensation coverage.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.16.100. WSR 07-12-047, § 296-17A-3414, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3414, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58506, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58506, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-3415
Classification 3415.

3415-00 Factory built housing dealers
Applies to establishments engaged in the sales and service of factory built housing units such as mobile/manufactured homes or modular homes. Work contemplated by this classification includes:
• Pick up of units from housing factory;
• Delivery of the unit to a sales location or customer's site;
• Set up of units at sales lot or customer locations;
• Installation of skirting;
• Aligning cabinets and doors; and
• Touch up painting when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification also includes:
• Parts department employees;
• Sales employees who assist in duties described in this classification; and
• Lot employees engaged in the maintenance of grounds or in the maintenance of factory built home units on display at the lot.
This classification excludes:
• Contractors who deliver and set up factory built home units which are classified in 0517;
• Employees involved in work such as, but not limited to, concrete work, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, and fence construction who are to be reported separately in the construction classification applicable to the work they are performing; and
• Modular or mobile home sales personnel who, if all the conditions of the Exception classifications, WAC 296-17-31018 are met, may be reported separately in classification 6301.
• Construction of separate out-buildings such as garages, carports, well houses and storage sheds, which are to be reported separately in the applicable construction classifications.
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the delivery of modular or mobile homes, which are not involved in any aspect of the set-up of the structure, are to be reported separately in classification 1102.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-11-063, § 296-17A-3415, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3415, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-58507, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-58507, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-3501
Classification 3501.

3501-00 Brick or clay products, N.O.C: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of brick or clay products not covered by another classification (N.O.C.), such as, but not limited to, drainage or roofing tiles, building or paving bricks, wall copings, glazed or unglazed sewer or drain pipes or conduits, or similar products which are generally for industrial or construction use. Clay, which is any earth that forms a paste when added to water and hardens when heated, is widely used in making bricks and other products as described above. Brick is a molded rectangular block of clay, baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard. Similar products made of earthenware, which is a variety of coarse, porous baked clay, are included in this classification. To make bricks, clay is broken up by dry-pan grinders. After grinding, the particles pass through any one of several types of screens used for separating and grading. The mixture is fed through a pug mill to be cut and mixed then mixed with water to the desired consistency. After tempering, the pug mill extrudes a column of clay through a die, which shapes and determines the dimensions of the brick. A rotating wire cutter slices the column into proper thicknesses. Bricks are either machine molded or hand molded. The "green" bricks must be dried by sun and air, or in natural gas or electric-fired regulated kilns prior to firing. Firing dehydrates, oxidizes, and vitrifies the bricks. To make other products, clay is mixed with sand or shale, ground in a mixing machine and water is added. The liquid substance is mechanically poured into standard or specially shaped molds. All products are dried by natural warm air or steam heat. After removal from the molds, products are baked in kilns. If glazing is desired, salt is added to the kiln; the salt vaporizes and coats the products. To produce a greater degree of concentration, pressing or repressing operations may be performed, usually with hydraulic presses, subsequent to the actual formation of the products.
This classification excludes the production of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable mining, quarrying or excavation classification; installation or erection of any products manufactured by establishments in this classification which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the type of construction or installation work being performed; the manufacture of household or decorative pottery items, including tile, which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; and the manufacture of statuary and ornamental items from concrete or plaster which is to be reported separately in classification 3509.
Special note: Clays are generally mined by the open-pit method. After clay has been extracted, it may be stockpiled inside for use during inclement weather. In most cases, the manufacturing of brick takes place alongside the extraction site. Clay is delivered to the manufacturing site only when clay of a different characteristic is needed to blend with the "home" clay.
3501-01 Refractory products: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of refractory products such as, but not limited to, fireproofing tile or bricks, roofing tile, flue lining, boiler or stoker tiles, enameled bricks, retorts, kiln parts, or crucibles from refractory clays with or without other refractory materials. Refractory clays are resistant to heat. Refractory materials, such as alumina, silica, and magnesite, dolomite, bauxite, do not significantly deform or change chemically in high temperatures. Usually all types of refractory products are produced in the same plant. Clay and other materials are ground, screened and mixed with water in a mixing machine. The partly fluid substance is poured into molds to form the product. After removal of the forms, items are kiln dried. The enamels are vitreous coatings produced from solutions of chemicals, salt, lead oxide or tin, into which the brick is dipped. Enameled brick requires two or three kiln burns.
This classification excludes the production of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable mining, quarrying or excavation classification; installation or erection of any products manufactured by establishments in this classification which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the type of construction or installation work being performed; the manufacture of household or decorative pottery items, including tile, which is to be reported separately in classification 3503; and manufacture of statuary and ornamental items from plaster or concrete which is to be reported separately in classification 3509.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3501, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-586, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-586, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-586, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-586, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-586, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-586, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3503
Classification 3503.

3503-17 Pottery, earthenware, ceramics, porcelain or china: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of a wide variety of household or decorative items such as earthenware, pottery, ceramics, porcelain or china. Casting and throwing are the most common techniques. Other techniques include pressing, extrusion and sculpturing. Finished products include, but are not limited to, pots, bowls, dishes, plates, cups, cookie jars, vases, dolls, tobacco pipes, and novelty items. Materials include clay, sand, fluxing agents, paints, and glazing compounds. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, hand tools, potter's wheels, kilns, and plaster molds. In the casting method, clay is mixed with water and other additives until it is about the consistency of thick cream (called slip). The molds are closed shut and secured; then the slip is poured into them through a small hole at the top, and left in the mold to dry for a short time then poured out, leaving a hollow product to fire. In the throwing method, the clay mixture is placed on a potter's wheel and molded by hand as the wheel slowly turns. The pressing technique forces relatively dry clay into molds under substantial hydraulic pressure, which makes it hold its shape until fired. Extrusion forces a ribbon of clay through specially shaped dies, then it is cut with wire to create the final form. Sculpturing is hand carving wet clay to the desired dimensions. The resulting greenware from any method may be sanded, then further dried and fired in a small kiln. Most of the items will be glazed and refired several more times, depending on the desired end result. Prior to glazing, products may be decorated by hand painting designs on them. Most of the establishments in this classification are small shops that make the products they sell, either at their shop or occasionally at craft fairs. The teaching of classes and the incidental sale of ceramic and pottery making supplies or tools to home crafters is included within the scope of classification 3503-17. This classification includes establishments that only make molds by casting shapes in plaster, most of which they sell to ceramic shops for use in casting greenware.
This classification excludes the mining, digging or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; manufacture of decorative tile which is to be reported separately in classification 3503-19; manufacture of brick or concrete products such as, but not limited to, brick or clay pipe and concrete tile which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed; and establishments whose primary business is the sale of supplies used for crafts or hobbies which are to be reported separately in classification 6406.
3503-19 Decorative tile: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of decorative tile from cement or various clay mixtures. Raw materials include clay, sawdust, straw, coal dust, sand, and glazing compounds. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, hand tools, hydraulic presses, automatic grinding and polishing machines, hand grinding and polishing stones and laps, batch mixers, molds, hand trucks, kiln ovens and steam curing rooms. Cement tiles are usually pressed on hydraulic presses, kept wet until cured, then ground to size with a diamond wheel and polished. To make cast clay tiles, clay is mixed with water and other ingredients, ground to desired fineness, screened, then poured into molds to dry. After drying, tiles are removed from molds and fired in a kiln oven, then glazed. Tile glaziers apply designs to bisque tile by hand or with a silk screen process, then glaze and fire it in a kiln one or more times. This classification includes the manufacture of decorative artificial rock or brick used as trimming around fireplaces, stoves, or on walls. To make artificial rock or brick, coloring is added to a mixture of cement and aggregate; the mixture is poured into molds. After the mixture has set, the piece is removed from the mold and cured.
This classification excludes the mining, digging or quarrying of the raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; the manufacture of pottery, earthenware, ceramics, porcelain or china which is to be reported separately in classification 3503-17; and the manufacture of brick or concrete products such as brick or clay pipe and concrete blocks or stepping stones, drain tile, beams which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
3503-20 Stained or leaded glassware, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of stained or leaded glassware not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) including, but not limited to, windows, tiffany style or plain glass lamp shades, terrariums, or decorative items such as aquariums, shadow boxes, mirror picture frames or figurines. Much artistic hand labor is involved in making stained glass items. Pattern paper, masking tape, kerosene, wire solder, putty, and H-lead cames (slender, grooved bars) are received from others. Individual pieces of a design are cut to pattern out of stained glass; pieces may be ground for a precision fit on an emery or diamond wheel. Individual segments are pressed into the channels of the lead came; joints are fluxed, soldered and putty is pushed into any open spaces between the glass and the cames. The finished piece is smoothed and cleaned with kerosene. While lead cames are more widely used, copper foil may be used instead of lead. Manufacturers may also paint on glass and fire it in a kiln; this is most often done for stained glass window insets. Employers subject to this classification may repair items such as stained glass windows. If the repair requires bent or shaped glass, they make a mold and heat the replacement glass in a kiln oven until it "slumps" or bends to the shape of the mold. Most manufacturers in this state purchase their stained glass from others; however, the manufacture of stained glass is contemplated within the scope of this classification. Raw materials such as, but not limited to, sand, soda ash, and metal oxides are melted in a furnace and the molten glass is either rolled into sheets by machine or blown into long balloon shapes that are slit open and flattened by reheating. Color may be added to the surface while it is still molten. Some incidental manufacturing of insulated glass, such as sandwiching leaded glass between two sheets of clear glass, is included within the scope of this classification, but production line manufacturing of insulated glass is to be reported separately in classification 1108. Most of the establishments in this classification are small shops that make the products they sell, either at their shop or occasionally at craft fairs. The teaching of classes and the incidental sale of supplies or tools used to make glassware items to home crafters is included within the scope of this classification.
This classification excludes the mining, digging or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; establishments that manufacture optical goods or telescopes, or perform precision grinding of blank or rough lenses, which are to be reported separately in classification 6604; establishments engaged in etching, frosting, sandblasting, carving, grinding, and beveling glass which are to be reported separately in classification 1108; establishments engaged in melting or blowing glass which are to be reported separately in classification 3503-21; and establishments whose primary business is the sale of supplies used for crafts or hobbies which are to be reported separately in classification 6406.
3503-21 Glassware, N.O.C.: Manufacturing; Melting, blowing, and forming hot glass
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing housewares, decorative and specialty items not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) from hot glass using methods that include melting, blowing, or forming. Items include, but are not limited to, tableware, bakeware, perfume bottles, candlestick holders, kerosene lamp chimneys, auto headlight lenses, radio insulators, doorknobs, paperweights, and ashtrays. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, hand tools, glass melting furnaces, annealing ovens, mixing machines, ball mills, glass cutting diamond saws, glass grinding wheels and discs, glass polishing laps, drill presses, steel cutting saws, arc and gas welders, forklifts, overhead cranes or hoists. Some shops make their glass from raw materials including oxides, volcanic ash, soda ash, silica sand, lime, phosphate, or borax which are received from outside sources. Others will heat glass chips (frit) in a furnace, and work the molten glass into decorative or functional shapes by molding or blowing. The molten glass is poured into molds to make products such as, but not limited to, heavy glass for special purpose windows up to about eight inches thick. Molten glass may also be poured into cold water to make "frit" which is either sold or used for further processing. The molten glass can also be formed in a mouth-blowing process or by semiautomatic blowing machines. A glass blowing process will usually have a helper working with each glass blower. The helper's duties include preliminary glass gathering and blowing, adding colored glass "ribbons" to the item being blown as the glassblower turns it, shaping items being blown with wooden or metal tools, and placing the blown object in an annealing oven to be reheated and cooled slowly to relieve internal stress in the glass. When glass reaches room temperature, it is often cut on diamond wheels or ground down and polished on a series of wheels, stones, and laps. This work is normally done under a continuous water bath which may include grinding or polishing compounds.
This classification excludes the mining, digging or quarrying of raw materials which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification; establishments engaged in manufacturing stained or leaded glassware which are to be reported separately in classification 3503-20; establishments that manufacture optical goods or telescopes, or perform precision grinding of blank or rough lenses, which are to be reported separately in classification 6604; and establishments engaged in etching, frosting, sandblasting, carving, grinding, and beveling glass which are to be reported separately in classification 1108.
3503-23 Agate or enamel ware: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in enameling or porcelainizing products they have made or products made by others. Enamel is defined as a vitreous, usually opaque, protective or decorative coating baked on metal. Enameled products vary widely, including but not limited to, signs, cookware, items made from ceramics or clay, stove parts, or small parts for automobiles, to sewer pipe, automobile manifolds, or irrigation water gauges. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, ball mills, silk screen equipment, blenders or mixers, scales, kilns, degreasing and acid etching tanks, spray guns, heaters, conveyors, and fork lifts. The enameling process is essentially the same regardless of the product. Ceramic balls and frit (small glass chips) are placed in the ball mill. (A ball mill is a metal drum lined with rubber.) As the drum rotates, the balls roll over the frit, gradually grinding it into powder. Some enameling shops purchase the powder ready-made. To obtain desired colors, various mixes of glaze powders are prepared and placed on 1" to 2" square metal chips and baked in a small kiln. When the formulas are ready for all colors required, the job goes to the production line. The object to be glazed is cleaned, degreased, and given an acid bath if necessary, then rinsed and dried. The enamel (or porcelain) glaze may be applied by hand, silk screened on, or sprayed on with a spray gun. After the coating has air-dried, the piece heated in a kiln to melt the ceramic powder and fuse it to the surface; then cooled. Items may require repeated coatings and firings.
This classification excludes the manufacture of enameled brick which is to be reported separately in classification 3501.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-3503, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3503, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-587, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-587, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-587, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-587, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-587, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 73-22, § 296-17-587, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3506
Classification 3506.

3506-02 Mobile crane and hoisting services; Rigging contractors, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in mobile crane and hoisting services and rigging contractors not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). There are many types of cranes and derricks, both stationary and nonstationary. A mobile crane is a tire-mounted machine for hoisting and moving heavy objects by cables attached to a moveable boom. Rigging consists of a system of ropes, chains, cables, or tackle used for support. Generally, these types of establishments respond to and service customer requests such as righting an overturned tractor trailer, hoisting a large bell, or placement of a satellite dish on top of a building. In addition, mobile crane businesses often maintain a variety of nonmobile cranes and derricks such as those used for construction of tall buildings or structures. This classification includes transporting of a nonmobile crane or derrick to and from a customer site, but excludes the set up or erection, operating, and disassembling of the unit.
This classification excludes the construction or erection of permanent nonmobile cranes (such as those permanently mounted at a manufacturing plant or seaport to load cargo) which are to be reported separately in classification 0508; and the set up, erection, operating, and disassembling of cranes, hoisting devices or rigging in connection with work covered under a construction classification which are to be reported separately in the construction classification applicable for the work being performed.
Special note: This classification includes mobile crane and hoisting businesses when providing a service at a construction site such as lifting an air conditioning unit to a building top, and provided the crane operator is an employee of the crane and hoisting business.
3506-03 Concrete pump truck service
Applies to establishments engaged in concrete pump truck services, including the pump truck control box operator. A concrete pump truck is a large vehicle equipped with an adjustable boom spanning approximately 65' in length equipped with a flexible 4" hose running alongside the boom. This type of vehicle is different from a concrete ready mix truck which mixes the concrete in a rotating or revolving drum prior to arriving at the project site and discharges the mix with use of a metal shoot. A concrete pump truck is designed to pump concrete into areas which are difficult for a concrete ready mix truck to reach such as a tall retaining wall, the foundation of a building or structure many feet below ground level, or into an area with limited access. Concrete is fed into the bed of the pump truck (usually by a ready mix concrete truck). The driver of the pump truck also operates the control box which adjusts the boom and amount of concrete mix to discharge. The control box operator receives instructions from a construction worker overseeing the concrete pour.
This classification excludes ready mix concrete dealers who deliver concrete who are to be reported separately in classification 3101 and all other concrete construction activities occurring at the project site which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the construction work being performed.
Special note: This classification is limited to the concrete pump truck driver and operation of the control box. Construction workers at the project site, such as workers who are positioning and repositioning the end of the boom which discharges concrete, or workers who provide instructions with use of a headset to the control box operator, or workers who are spreading the concrete as it is poured, are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the construction work being performed.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3506, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-590, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-590, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 90-13-018, § 296-17-590, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-590, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-590, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, § 296-17-590, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3509
Classification 3509.

3509-01 Statuary and ornament: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of decorative statuary, and other ornamental items including, but not limited to:
• Cornices;
• Countertops;
• Grills;
• Lawn and garden furniture;
• Patio and blocks and stepping stones;
• Planters and fountains.
Materials used to make the items may include:
• Aggregate;
• Cinders;
• Concrete;
• Gravel;
• Hair;
• Mesh wire and reinforcing rods;
• Plaster;
• Powdered lime;
• Sand;
• Wood fiber.
Depending on the item being made, various ingredients are mixed together and cast in metal or rubber molds or in forming machines. After being removed from the molds or forms, they are dried and stored until cured. After curing, items may be sanded and smoothed with grinders, carved by hand; some may be painted with designs or coated with a clear finish. Such finishing work is included within the scope of the classification when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification.
This classification excludes:
• The mining, digging, quarrying, or manufacturing of raw materials which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification;
• The manufacture of decorative tile which is to be reported separately in classification 3503;
• The manufacture of concrete blocks, bricks, poles, piles, tile, beams, sewer and irrigation pipe, and septic tanks which is to be reported separately in classification 3105; and
• The pouring and finishing of concrete countertops on a construction site which is to be reported in classification 0217.
Special note: This classification differs from classification 3105 "concrete blocks, sewer pipes" in that products manufactured in classification 3509 are for decorative purposes, are usually lighter weight, and have smoother or more perfect finishes than the concrete products manufactured in classification 3105 which are rough, do not require perfect finishes, and are generally for construction use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-3509, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3509, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-59201, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-59201, 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), § 296-17-59201, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90.]



296-17A-3510
Classification 3510.

3510-02 Plastics: Artificial marble manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic articles by molding a calcium carbonate material mixed with feed stock, a catalyst and dyes which are purchased from outside sources. When this material solidifies it resembles marble, and is used to make counter tops, sinks, novelty items such as, but not limited to, soap dishes, clock cases, and statues. Raw materials are mixed in large mixers until it has the consistency of bread dough. A release agent is sprayed onto empty molds so the finished items can be easily removed after they are set; then the mixture is poured directly into molds, placed into molds by hand, or forced into molds under pressure. The materials are cured at room temperature or with moderate heat (up to 140 degrees F). When the material has hardened, items are removed from the molds and trimmed, sanded or otherwise finished. Sanding may be done with power rotary sanders which create clouds of dust and require the use of respirators.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
3510-03 Plastics: Extrusion, blow molding
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic articles by blow molding or extruding. Processes vary, but all usually require the heating and melting of feed stock and mixing of other additives purchased from outside sources. Extrusion involves forcing material through dies; blow molding blows a bubble of plastic into the air and processes it through machinery, or forms an object in a mold by blowing air and material into it. Plastic items such as containers for milk, motor oil, bleach, or other liquids are typically made with a blow molding process, which is a fast, high volume operation. A bubble of molten plastic is blown into a mold and expanded to the shape of the mold with compressed air. The mold is kept cool with a liquid coolant that circulates through its cavities; when hot plastic is pressed against the mold, it cools and hardens in seconds. Sheets of plastic film are usually made by extruding a tube of hot plastic, expanding it with air pressure, then passing it through a series of rollers and cutters which roll it flat and cut it into two separate sheets. Plastic film is used for making plastic bags and other products. This classification includes the manufacture of plastic bags when the extrusion of plastic sheets is performed by employees of the plastic bag manufacturer. Other extrusion processes are used in the manufacture of window frame molding, gutters, pipe, and similar items.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and the manufacture fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
3510-04 Plastics: Vacuum forming
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic goods through a vacuum forming process. Articles manufactured by this method include, but are not limited to, signs, display stands, windshields for boats and motorcycles, boat paddles, skylight windows, trays for packaging food or other items. Sheet goods are heated in an oven or in the molding area, and a vacuum is pulled on the mold, sucking the plastic in to conform to the shape of the mold. Items produced by this method harden and cool in a few minutes. In other techniques, liquid plastic is poured into a mold, a seal of mylar plastic is placed over it, then a vacuum is pulled on the mold forming the liquid to the mold. This method produces a smooth, glossy surface similar to those produced by injection molding, but without the high-cost machinery. For either method, once the plastic material hardens, the "flashing" (excess plastic) is trimmed from the formed article. This is called "deflashing" and may be done with a hand-held knife, a router, or a lathe. There is some assembly in certain manufacturing operations such as attaching components with screws, rivets, bolts, or glue, which is incidental to the manufacturing process and is included in the classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
Special note: The painting or lettering of signs is included in the plastic goods manufacturing classification when done by employees of an employer making signs. Establishments that purchase premanufactured plastic "mediums" from others, then paint lettering or designs or attach vinyl lettering to them in their own shops are to be reported separately in classification 4109.
3510-05 Plastics: Foam molding, rotary molding, liquid molding
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic goods through foam molding, rotary molding or liquid molding processes. Raw materials, which may be received in barrels, drums, or rail cars, include, but are not limited to, small plastic beads, powder, pellets or liquids, and foaming agents. Establishments in this classification will frequently employ laboratory employees such as chemists or chemical engineers to formulate their own plastic compounds to meet specifications as to rigidity, flexibility, or fire retardation. Liquid polymer is mixed with one or more ingredients, in some cases including a foaming agent, then heated to control the foaming action. It may be forced through pipes or hoses from a dispensing machine into the mold, or workers may carry it in buckets from the mixing pot and pour it into the molds. The top of the mold is put in place and secured. Heat and air pressure is applied inside the mold, which causes the foam to rise and form the shape of the object being made. Workers may wear respirator masks during this phase. The mold may be lined with vinyl or other fabric, or wire frames may be placed inside the molds when making items such as armrests, cushions, dashboards for vehicles, boats, or aircraft. Goods usually set overnight, then the flashing (excess plastic) is trimmed off. Liquid plastic, such as urethane, without a foaming agent, is also used to make products that are extremely tough. Products made from this type of liquid mixture include, but are not limited to, parts for aircraft or industrial machinery. Liquid mixtures are poured into molds and cured in ovens. Styrofoam products such as, but not limited to cups or plates, packaging materials are made from small styrofoam beads that are expanded by heating, then forced or blown into a mold and heat-expanded to form the product. Logos or brand names may be printed onto the products with a special offset press. Rotary molding is used for large hollow items like garbage cans or buckets. Plastic powder, mixed with color, is poured into molds; molds are closed and moved on a rotating arm through a large oven in a tumbling action while the mold heats. The plastic powder sticks to the inside of the mold and melts. The mold is removed from the oven while still tumbling, and air and/or water cooled. Finished products are then removed from the molds.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which is to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
3510-06 Plastics: Injection molding
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic goods through an injection molding process. Articles made by injection molding range widely; they include, but are not limited to, key chain holders, writing pens, combs, medicine bottles, novelty items, sporting goods, and cargo baskets for industrial use. The size of injection molding machines ranges widely, depending on the products being made. Raw materials, which are usually in the form of tiny plastic beads, are received from outside sources in barrels, drums or rail cars. The pellets are placed in a dryer to remove any moisture, then fed through a hopper on the injection molding machine into an air-free chamber where they are melted at high temperatures, then forced with an auger-type screw, ram piston or similar device, into the mold. The mold is cooled by a coolant to allow the plastic to solidify rapidly. When solidified, the item is ejected from the mold by air pressure, hydraulics, or a mechanical ram. Items may be trimmed, polished, assembled, plated, or otherwise finished. Establishments in this classification may make molds for their own use, or the customer brings molds for specific items they order. The manufacture or repair of their own or their customer's molds is included within the scope of this classification when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
3510-07 Plastics: Manufacture, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic goods not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) using several of the operations described in the other plastics manufacturing classifications, but not having one predominate process. This classification could include the application of fiberglass resins with a brushing or spreading technique (sometimes referred to as "lay-up"). In the lay-up method, fabric is fitted over molds, then layers of fiberglass resins, hardeners, and fillers are applied over the fabric with a brush or trowel. In some applications, a thin foam material is fitted into a mold, then covered with fiberglass resins and hardeners; when the product is removed from the mold, the other side is coated, producing an exceptionally strong, lightweight product. Once removed from the molds, items are heated in ovens to harden and set. This classification also includes establishments that make pellets (feed stock) from recyclable plastic goods. Scraps or recyclable goods are ground or pulverized, then formed into pellets which can be used again in manufacturing processes, or further processed into oil by other manufacturers.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of a plastic product by any other method which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification; establishments engaged in the manufacture of graphite composite goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3510-08; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511.
Special notes: When the manufacture of plastic goods includes any fiberglass work using the spraying technique with a chopper gun, the entire operation is to be reported separately in classification 3511. Incidental hand brushing or troweling of fiberglass resins or epoxy over a fabric or foam material, is sometimes an integral part of manufacturing processes covered under other manufacturing classifications. A review of the manufacturing process must be made to determine the proper classification applicable to that manufacturing process.
3510-08 Graphite composite goods: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiber reinforced plastic goods. Products manufactured by establishments subject to this classification include, but are not limited to, golf club shafts, fishing poles and rod blanks, garden carts, hose reels, wind board sail masts, bicycle frames, tennis racquets, snow skis and auto parts. While the classification specifies graphite composite goods, other fiber reinforced plastics are used to make similar products and are covered by this classification. Graphite composites are also known as carbon reinforced composites. Irrespective of the product made, the processes used to produce the end products are similar. For example, the making of tube-like products such as, but not limited to, golf shafts, wind board sail masts, and fishing poles, consists of cutting a fabric-like material which is purchased from others to the specified dimension needed to make the product; rolling the material onto a mandrel (rod) or wrapping the material around a mold; securing the fabric material with a plastic (cellophane) tape; curing the product in an oven; removing the cellophane wrap; removing the mandrel or mold; sanding the product to remove the lines left by the cello wrap; and applying the finish.
This classification excludes the manufacture of nonfiber reinforced plastic goods or products which are to be reported separately in classification 3510 as applicable; fiberglass reinforced goods or products which are to be reported separately in classification 3511; and plastic goods manufacturing from premanufactured components including the cutting, bending and milling of plastic which are to be reported separately in classification 3512.
Special note: Care should be taken when encountering the term "graphite composite." Graphite is a material common to many products such as, but not limited to, lead pencils, paints, lubricants and protective coatings, none of which are covered by classification 3510.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3510, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-59202, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-59202, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-59202, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91; WSR 90-13-018, § 296-17-59202, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90.]



296-17A-3511
Classification 3511.

3511-02 Fiberglass goods: Manufacturing, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of a wide variety of fiberglass goods not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) including, but not limited to, hot tubs, swimming or wading pools, boat hulls, chair frames, doors, fish tanks, satellite dishes, tanks, display carts, signs, industrial equipment, pick up canopies, and auto body parts such as fenders, hoods, or visors. "Fiberglass" is a composite material consisting of glass fibers in resin; it is applied over or into molds by spraying, brushing, or spreading. Materials include, but are not limited to, resin (usually received in barrels), liquid hardeners, fiberglass ribbon, and molds. Before a mold is used it is sprayed with a release agent so the item is more easily removed. In the spraying technique, resin is sprayed with compressed air gun through a "chopper gun" into the mold, while a "ribbon" of fiberglass is simultaneously fed through a razor cutter which chops it into short lengths and blows it into the mold. Because the hardeners cause the material to "set" in a short period of time, the spraying is done rapidly. Once the desired thickness is attained, the material is left in the mold until completely set and cured, then removed. Spraying and chopping the fiberglass in this method causes a substantial amount of debris in the air, so workers usually wear respirator masks. There are many finishing techniques, such as smoothing the sprayed fiberglass with a hand-held rubber roller, applying various materials such as "gel" or "vinyl" to produce a glossy surface, joining parts to make very large items, attaching hardware, all of which are included within the scope of this classification when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic items by blow molding or extrusion, vacuum forming, foam, rotary, or liquid molding, or injection molding, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of artificial marble items or graphite composite goods, which are to be reported separately in classification 3510; establishments engaged in the cutting, milling, bending, heating and shaping of hard plastic goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3512; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of auto body parts from materials other than fiberglass which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the materials and the processes being used.
Special note: Mold making for their own production is included within the scope of this classification when done by employees of an employer subject to this classification. Molds are usually made of wood; they are smoothed and shaped with a filler, like auto body putty, then coated with fiberglass.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3511, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-59203, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-59203, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91.]



296-17A-3512
Classification 3512.

3512-02 Plastic goods: Manufacturing - Cutting, milling or bending
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of a variety of plastic goods from premanufactured components such as sheets, rods, or tubes by cutting, milling, or bending. Products include, but are not limited to, display stands, racks, dispensers for snack food items, vinyl windows and sashes, fiberglass panels used for aircraft or recreational vehicle interiors, and signs. Essentially anything that can be done with wood can be done with plastic, so shops in this classification usually resemble a cabinet or woodworking shop. They use the same type of tools such as, but not limited to, saws, routers, planers, and grinders, to cut or mill the plastic goods. To bend plastic material, it is first heated in an oven or with a torch, then bent to shape. Buffers are used for polishing, or the pieces may be flame polished (heated with a gas torch). Products may be formed by joining pieces with glue, hardware or other fasteners.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of plastic items by blow molding, extrusion, vacuum forming, foam, rotary, or liquid molding, or injection molding, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of artificial marble items or graphite composite goods, which are to be reported separately in classification 3510; establishments engaged in the manufacture of fiberglass goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3511; and sign manufacturers that purchase precut plastic backings from others, then paint lettering or designs or attach vinyl lettering to them in their own shops which are to be reported separately in classification 4109.
Special note: The cutting, milling, or bending of plastic goods incidental to the manufacturing process for products made from wood, metal or other materials is included in the classification applicable to those manufacturing processes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, and 2007 c 324. WSR 07-24-045, § 296-17A-3512, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3512, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-59204, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-59204, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91.]



296-17A-3513
Classification 3513.

3513-00 Rubber goods, N.O.C.: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in manufacturing rubber goods not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) from natural or synthetic rubber which may be hard, soft, or liquid. Products manufactured in this classification include a wide variety of items such as, but not limited to, gaskets, seals, floor tiles, O-rings, hoses, belts, rubber bands, foam rubber cushions or pads, sponge rubber novelties, shoe parts, floor mats, interior pieces for computer circuit boards, and latex rubber goods such as gloves. Establishments in this classification also mix and compound rubber for sale to tire dealers that recap or retread tires. This classification includes establishments that manufacture rubber tires, or that shred used tires or other rubber products. Used rubber is run through granulators or rotary shearers that shred it to small pieces. Shredded material can be used as filler for asphalt for running tracks, or mixed with coal for fuel in industrial plants or further processed into oil. This classification also includes establishments that use heavy machinery to cut used tires into large pieces which are then formed into bumpers for boats, loading docks or similar items. Manufacturing processes include washing, mixing, rolling, extruding, calendaring, molding, and curing, all of which cause chemical reactions to the rubber until it reaches the desired "property or state." Vulcanization, which improves the strength, resiliency and odor of rubber by combining it with sulfur or other additives in the presence of heat and pressure, occurs in various stages of manufacturing processes. Machinery includes but is not limited to: Shearer: Cuts bulk rubber into strips or chunks. Extruder: Mixes and heats pieces of rubber to high temperature, then forces the mixture out through dies, forming it into "ropes." O-rings are made with extruded ropes.) Rubber mill: Has two heavy rollers (each about 1 foot diameter) that spin towards each other; the friction of the spinning rollers causes heat. Strips of raw rubber and dry chemicals are fed into the rollers where they are mashed and pressed, forming it into different grades or densities. The rubber emerges from the mill in flat, pliable strips, ready for further treatments. Calendar: Passes rubber through more rollers which work it to a smooth, even, glossy finish. Hydraulic steam press: There are several types of molding which involve placing strips of the rubber after it has been milled and rolled into cast iron molds. The molds are inserted into a press where heat and pressure are applied until the rubber is molded to desired shape, then removed and cooled. Injection mold press: Rubber is shot into the cavity of the molds, and the press heats it to an almost liquid form, then it becomes stable. A vacuum pump sucks air from the molds to form the product. Deflasher machine: Resembles a clothes dryer with a basket inside; used to remove flashing (the excess rubber that has squeezed out of the mold during forming). Molded items are placed in the basket; nylon pellets are added to the machine. As the machine spins, the pellets beat the flashing from the molded pieces. Flashing is sometimes trimmed by hand with exacto knives or smoothed on grinders. Curing oven: The final step for most processes which dries and sets the rubber. Establishments subject to this classification may also make some products by cutting and gluing premanufactured materials. If any rubber molding is performed, the entire operation is to be covered under this classification.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of rubber goods by cutting and gluing premanufactured rubber or composite sheets (no molding) which are to be reported separately in classification 3802; tire dump operations which are to be reported separately in classification 4305; and the manufacture of synthetic rubber and the "advanced recycling" of shredded tires or rubber which is to be reported separately in classification 3407.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3513, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-59205, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-59205, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]



296-17A-3602
Classification 3602.

3602-01 Electrical, telegraph or radio component, telephone set: Manufacture, assembly, or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, assembly, or repair of components related to the telegraph, electrical, radio or telephone industry. Component parts may be for items such as, but not limited to, radio or television sets, hearing aids, transformers, coils, condensers, switches, antennae, phones, speaker units, dials, rheostats, plugs, arrestors, resistors, and electrical control relays, circuit breakers, or other parts necessary to accomplish radio, electrical, telegraph or telephone communication. Materials include, but are not limited to, metal, plastic, and wood used for the outside casings, and component parts. Some establishments in this classification manufacture the casings and the internal components. Other establishments in this classification assemble the ready-made parts with air and hand tools such as, but not limited to, drill presses, solder guns, or saws. Internal parts are usually assembled simply by clamping circuit boards in place, then soldering small pieces together. This classification includes engineers, research and laboratory personnel employed by establishments having operations subject to this classification. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification; and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-02 Instrument - Scientific, medical, or professional: Manufacturing; magnetic tape: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of instruments used in medical, scientific, or professional applications. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of magnetic tapes. Instruments in this classification range widely in shape and size; they include, but are not limited to, dental or surgical instruments, microscopes or other scientific testing or research instruments, surveyors' instruments, and electrical testing instruments. Materials include, but are not limited to, metal, glass, plastic, or wood for casings, and component parts. Processes vary depending upon the product being produced, and could involve some stamping, machining, and heat-treating. However, component parts are usually manufactured by others, and establishments in this classification perform a substantial amount of hand assembling, inspecting, testing, and packaging operations. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-03 Sound recording equipment: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of sound recording equipment. Establishments in this classification may manufacture all or some equipment such as instruments for measuring sounds, and generators (for producing sounds), filters or modulators (for processing sounds), magnetic or tape recorders (for storing sounds), and speakers (for reproducing sounds). Materials include, but are not limited to, metal, glass, plastic, or wood for casings, clamps, glue or epoxy, and component parts. Components may be produced by the manufacturer or purchased from others and assembled. The assembly may be partially or wholly automated. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, shears, drill presses, grinders, soldering guns, welding equipment, and air or hand tools. There may be inspection areas and sound testing rooms. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-04 Thermometer and steam gauge: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of thermometers and/or steam gauges. The most common type of thermometer is a mercury thermometer which consists of a capillary tube that is sealed at its upper end and is enlarged into a spherical or cylindrical bulb at its lower end. This bulb is filled with mercury and mounted on a thin metal or plastic sheet. The manufacturers of steam gauges may simply assemble component parts with hand tools, test, and package them. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-05Dental laboratories
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of dentures, artificial teeth, braces, and retainers. These types of establishments are generally referred to as dental laboratories. The manufacture of these items involves precision work with castings, plastic or vinyl molding, and light wire forming. In the state of Washington dental laboratories can fit patients for dentures, in addition to making the denture which is included when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This is a shop only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop. Shops may include kiosks in malls that make custom dental molds used in tooth whitening treatments.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-06 Jewelry: Manufacturing or engraving; trophy assembly or engraving
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or engraving of jewelry, such as, but not limited to, rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watchbands, pins, brooches, and cigarette lighters. Jewelry manufacturing or engraving involves working with precious metal and/or stones. Operations usually include polishing, buffing, drilling, and assembly, mixing and melting alloys and metals, then pouring the mixture into small casts. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in assembling or engraving trophies on a production basis. For purposes of this classification, assembly means making trophies from premanufactured components purchased from others. The engraving may be done by "etching" or by computer. In the etching method, patterns or lettering are cut into a metal strip that is coated with a solution resistant to etching acids. The metal strip is treated with etching acids that "melt away" the uncoated portion of metal, leaving an impression of the design. Computerized engraving is done by keying the designs or letters into the computer; the designs are transmitted to an "arm" on the computer which "draws" (engraves) them onto the metal plate. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification; the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used; and establishments engaged in the manufacture of watches which are to be reported separately in classification 3602-09.
Special note: This classification is for manufacturers engaged in the mass production of jewelry items and is distinguishable from jewelry stores reported in classification 6308 that produce custom, one-of-a-kind pieces on a special order basis. Trophy stores in classification 6308 may assemble components to make custom trophies, or engrave plaques for the trophies they sell. Assembly and engraving that is incidental to their retail sales operation is included in their store classification.
3602-07 Electronic parts: Assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the assembly of electronic parts which are usually sold to other manufacturers. They may have automated/robotics assembly lines for all or part of the processes. In manual operations, small parts are soldered, chipped, riveted, or screwed into place with hand tools such as, but not limited to, soldering guns, riveters, drills, screw drivers, or water jets. This classification also applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of computers and the manufacture of dry cell (flashlight type) batteries. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-08 Electrical/electronic ignition assembly, cord set, or radio set: Assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the assembly of electrical/electronic ignition assemblies, cord sets, and radio set components. An ignition assembly is a switching component that allows an electrical circuit to be completed in order to start a piece of machinery or equipment. Electrical cord sets are the portion of wiring found on appliances and tools that plug into electrical power sources. A radio set is comprised of an input circuit for tuning in to the frequencies of the various transmitters to be received, the demodulation circuit for separating the audio-frequency from the high-frequency carrier, a low-frequency amplifier stage, and the loudspeaker. The amplifier elements are transistors supplied with the necessary operating voltages. Establishments in this classification usually assemble radio component parts and circuit boards that are manufactured by others. The assembly is accomplished by soldering, clipping, riveting, and welding the parts into place. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-09 Watch: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of watches. The component parts are usually mass produced on an assembly line. Watch cases are usually made from sheet metal or plastic; watch faces are made from plastic or glass. The internal works are very small gears or springs and/or computer chips. The face may have hands and a dial, or may consist of a light emitting diode (LED). This classification includes the manufacture of internal works of clocks. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of jewelry which are to be reported separately in classification 3602-06; establishments engaged in the manufacture of wooden housings or casings for clocks such as grandfather and mantle types which are to be reported separately in classification 2905; all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification; and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-10 Camera, video camcorder, motion picture projectors: Manufacturing, assembly, or repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture, assembly, or repair of cameras, video camcorders, and motion picture projectors. Materials include, but are not limited to, metals, plastics, glass and internal components. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punch presses, drill presses, and soldering guns. Establishments in this classification often assemble products from internal components manufactured by others. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
Special note: When an establishment subject to this classification has a retail store, if all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business have been met, then both classifications 6411 and 3602-10 may be assigned. Otherwise, all operations are to be reported in the highest rated classification of the two.
3602-11 Fishing tackle: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of fishing tackle. For purposes of this classification, the term fishing tackle is limited to lures, spinners, spoons, flies, plugs, sinkers, artificial bait and similar items. Work contemplated by this classification includes the receipt of supplies such as wire, hooks, spoons, swivels, beads and feathers, and other components from unrelated manufacturers and distributors, hand assembly of components into finished fishing tackle, painting spoons and plug bodies, packaging and shipping. This classification also contemplates testing of products and research and development of new products. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes the manufacture of items such as, but not limited to, reels, poles, nets, tackle boxes, knives, melting pots, plastic beads, wooden or plastic plug bodies, hand tools (pliers, bench vise), molds, specialty clothing or protective gear which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the material and process used to produce the product; and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
Special note: Care should be taken when assigning this classification to verify that the product being manufactured is compatible with the manufacturing and assembly processes contemplated within this classification. Most fishing tackle subject to this classification is hand assembled from small component parts.
3602-12 Incandescent lamp or electric tube: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of electrical or gas-filled bulbs or tubes such as, but not limited to, incandescent lamps, photoflash lamps, flood lamps, fluorescent tubes, X-ray tubes, cathode-ray tubes, neon tubes or artistic style neon tube signs that are not attached to metal backings. The processes and equipment will vary somewhat depending on the type of electrical bulb, tube, or lamp being made, but the basic operation is the same. Component parts such as, but not limited to, glass bulbs, globes, or tubes, tungsten wire, metal bases, shellac, and nitrogen and argon gas are purchased from outside sources. Using flange machines, the bottom of the glass tubing is fused to the flange to produce the base that is used within the bulb or globe. Metal bases may be milled, and then coated with a sealing compound such as shellac. Mounts are assembled and inserted into the flange on stem machines. The assemblies are seared together, and then the tungsten filaments are fixed between support wires forming the stem. The bulbs or globes are flushed with nitrogen to expel any moisture before the stems are inserted into them. These units are inserted into the metal bases and cemented. Air is evacuated and argon gas is pumped into the bases, after which they are heat sealed and trimmed. Neon tube signs or displays are made by heating a thin tube of glass over a ribbon flame until the tube becomes flexible, blowing air into the tube to keep the glass from collapsing, then, while it is still hot, bending it to shape. Because the glass cools rapidly, the heating and bending is repeated until the desired shape is achieved, then the tube is filled with neon or argon gas and the ends sealed.
This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of metal fixtures equipped with electrical or gas lighting which are to be reported separately in classification 3402; all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification; and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-14 Musical instrument - Metal: Repair
Applies to establishments engaged in the repair of metal musical instruments which include, but are not limited to, trumpets, trombones, French horns, and tubas. The operations involve primarily hand work such as, but not limited to, brazing and soldering, as well as fitting, testing, and polishing the instruments. Tools include, but are not limited to, solder or brazing guns, lathes, drill presses, and various types of saws. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification; the repair of wood musical instruments which is to be reported separately in classification 2906; and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-23 Electronics products - Resistors, capacitors, chips and relays, transistors: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of resistors, capacitors, chips, relays, and transistors which are usually tiny and delicate. Products manufactured in this classification are usually mass produced with little human intervention during the production process, which is often done in a vacuum or a nitrogen filled room. Materials include, but are not limited to, silicon, wires, and plastics. In addition to the automated equipment, hand-held tools include, but are limited to, pliers, wrenches, and soldering guns. Finished products are inspected, usually through powerful microscopes, then packaged and shipped. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work, when specified, is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-24 Stamped metal goods: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of small, stamped, metal goods such as, but not limited to, metal tags, buttons, zippers, bottle caps, fasteners, snaps, clasps, buckles, and curtain fasteners. Materials, which come in coils or strips, are run through presses. Most of the stamping is done on automatic stamping presses. Products are cut, stamped, formed, trimmed, and cleaned, then usually finished by plating or lacquering. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work, when specified, is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-27 Electronic circuit board, N.O.C: Assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the assembly of electronic circuit boards not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) which are used in a wide variety of electronic and automotive products. The process usually begins by cutting boards to size with power saws, then drilling or punching holes in them with automated drills or punches. Depending upon the original materials used, the boards used for the base may be coated or dipped. Then the chips, transistors, resistors, and/or condensers are installed, usually as part of an assembly line process. Next, the circuit boards are dipped and coated with a thin metal. Finished products are inspected, tested, packaged and shipped. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
3602-28 Stereo components: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of stereo components such as, but not limited to, record changers, disc or video players, receivers and amplifiers. Materials include, but are not limited to, circuit boards, resistors, drivers, baffle plates, chambers, trim/rings, and grills. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, hot glue guns, electric drills, electric screw drivers, and automated assembly or manufacturing equipment. Finished products are inspected, tested, packaged and shipped. This is a shop or plant only classification. Repair work when specified is limited to work performed at the shop or plant.
This classification excludes all outside repair work which is to be reported separately in the applicable services classification, and the production of raw materials used in the manufacturing of the above articles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the production process used.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 18-11-113, § 296-17A-3602, filed 5/22/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.100. WSR 12-11-109, § 296-17A-3602, filed 5/22/12, effective 7/1/12. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3602, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-594, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.12.120. WSR 03-23-025, § 296-17-594, filed 11/12/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-594, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-594, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-594, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-594, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-594, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-594, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-594, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), § 296-17-594, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-594, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-594, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. WSR 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), § 296-17-594, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 75-38, § 296-17-594, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, § 296-17-594, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3603
Classification 3603.

3603-10 Furniture stripping and refinishing; metal plating or polishing, rustproofing, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in stripping and refinishing wood or metal furniture, or metal plating (a coating of metal on an object), polishing, and rustproofing that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Furniture refinishing contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing articles for finishing or refinishing by dipping in chemical solutions/acid baths to remove the old finish or dirt, sanding and wire brushing as needed, thoroughly removing all residues, applying new finish by brushing, rolling, spraying or dipping, air or oven drying, and any appropriate finish work such as waxing, polishing and buffing when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Metal plating contemplated by this classification may be done by dipping in hot solution or spraying with a very high pressure, heated gun. Electroless plating is another type of dipping process which can be used to plate metals, plastics, and other materials by first preparing the surface with a chemical to ensure adhesion of the metal plating material. Rustproofing, as contemplated by this classification, is usually applied by dipping or spraying. Plated items may be finished by lacquering and polishing. Polishing may also be conducted as a separate contract on metal and nonmetal items.
This classification excludes furniture finishing/refinishing done in conjunction with manufacturing or repair which is to be reported separately in classification 2905; metal plating, polishing, rustproofing and finishing done in conjunction with manufacturing of metal or a metal product which is to be reported separately as applicable to the product; undercoating of automobiles or other vehicles which is to be reported separately in classification 3411; metal plating done by an electrolytic method and rustproofing by anodizing method which are to be reported separately in classification 3603-11.
3603-11 Electroplating and detinning, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing electroplating or detinning services that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing items by dipping in chemical solution/acid baths to remove old finish or dirt, sanding and wire brushing as needed, removing all residues thoroughly, electroplating to create the new finish, air or oven drying, any appropriate finish work such as polishing and buffing, and electrolytic or chemical baths for detinning processes, when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. Electroplating (including galvanizing and tinning) to achieve a protective or decorative coating is done by immersing the metal object in a solution which contains the desired metallic particles (metals commonly used are gold, silver, nickel, zinc and chromium) and passing an electric charge through the solution which causes the metal particles to adhere to the object being plated. Typical items plated include, but are not limited to, jewelry, plumbing hardware and components, silverware, eyeglass frames, medical instruments, and various specialized industrial components of any size. Plated items may be polished and lacquered as part of the finishing process. This classification includes anodizing to rustproof aluminum and some aluminum alloys by immersion in an acid bath and applying an electric charge to the metal which causes the finish to form on it. Detinning is the process of recovering tin from tin plated scrap. The "chemical process" involves using caustics and an oxidizing agent which causes the tin to separate from the metal it was plated to. A variation of this method introduces electrolysis to achieve a purer reclamation. The "chlorine process" uses chlorine applied under pressure to dissolve the tin and separate it from the tin plated scrap.
This classification excludes any electroplating or rustproofing by electrolytic methods done in conjunction with the manufacturing of metal or a metal product which is to be reported separately as applicable to the product; metal plating, polishing or rustproofing not using electrolytic methods which is to be reported separately in classification 3603-10; galvanizing or tinning done by hot dip process which is to be reported separately in classification 3604; and any detinning not done by a specialty shop as described above.
3603-12 Painting in shop, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing painting services at their shop, that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This includes painting wood, metal, plastic, glass or other items. Customers include manufacturers, cabinetmakers or millwork manufacturers who do not do their own finish painting/staining/varnishing, or individuals who need only one item painted. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing items for finishing by cleaning, sanding and wire brushing as needed, applying new finish by brushing, rolling, spraying or dipping, air or oven drying, and any appropriate finish work such as waxing, polishing and buffing when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification. This classification includes application of nonmetallic coatings by dipping (such as nonstick surfaces) and painting with an electrostatic paint gun.
This classification excludes sign painting when done by establishments who do not manufacture the sign, which is to be reported separately in classification 4109; any painting done in conjunction with the manufacture of a sign which is to be reported separately in classification 2903, 3402, 3503 or 3510 as applicable; painting done in conjunction with the repair of an exterior sign which is to be reported separately in classification 0403; furniture stripping and refinishing services which are to be reported in classification 3603-10; furniture finishing done in conjunction with manufacturing or repair which is to be reported separately in classification 2905; automobile painting which is to be reported separately in classification 3412; the permanent yard or shop of a painting contractor which is to be reported separately in classification 5206 provided the conditions set forth in WAC 296-17A-5206 have been met; and the painting/staining/varnishing of any item done in conjunction with the manufacturing of that item which is to be reported separately as applicable to the product.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1). WSR 09-16-110, § 296-17A-3603, filed 8/4/09, effective 10/1/09. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3603, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-595, filed 6/6/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-595, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-595, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-595, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-595, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 73-22, § 296-17-595, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3604
Classification 3604.

3604-16 Galvanizing or tinning - Not electrolytic, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing galvanizing or tinning services, not using an electrolytic method, that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This process uses molten zinc or tin dip to coat metals to deter corrosion (galvanizing) and tarnish (tinning). The process is used on all types of metal products from hand tools to automobile body parts and pieces of machinery. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing metal by cleaning and washing in an acid solution, flushing with clean water, dipping in a metallic solution, immersion in the molten zinc or tin, and draining and/or blowing away the excess to achieve a smooth finish before cooling.
This classification excludes galvanizing or tinning using an electrolytic process which is to be reported separately in classification 3603-11 and any galvanizing or tinning operations conducted in conjunction with a metal or metal product manufacturing operation which is to be reported separately as appropriate to the product.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3604, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-596, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-596, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-596, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 73-22, § 296-17-596, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3605
Classification 3605.

3605-28 Truck: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of complete trucks. Truck manufacturers subject to this classification are the nonpassenger type vehicles such as semi-trucks. These establishments may manufacture the chassis, body and other truck components or they may purchase any of these items from other manufacturers and simply assemble the trucks. Usually they will purchase the axle assemblies, transmissions, electrical and cooling systems, and steering gears from others. The determining factor to assign this classification is that they do the final assembly of the various components to make the truck operational.
This classification excludes auto or passenger vehicle manufacturing including pick-up trucks which is to be reported separately in classification 3402; truck component manufacturing which is to be reported separately in the appropriate manufacturing classification; and semi-truck repair and service centers which are to be reported separately in classification 6409.
[WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-3605, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-597, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-597, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-597, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 73-22, § 296-17-597, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]



296-17A-3701
Classification 3701.

3701-03 Ammonia, nitrogen and ammonium nitrate: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of ammonia, nitrogen and ammonium nitrate. Ammonia is a colorless gas used as a component in fertilizer, medicines and cleaning compounds manufacturing. The manufacturing process involves combining hydrogen and nitrogen gases with a catalyst which causes a reaction between the two gases when heated in a generator. Ammonium nitrate is a crystalline compound used mainly in fertilizers, explosives and propellants. The manufacturing process involves combining ammonia and nitric acid in a reactor. Nitrogen is a colorless gas that is obtained from the air and processed by compressing air in a pressurized tank, removing impurities, and separating nitrogen and oxygen through heating.
3701-04 Nitrate recovery from X-ray and photo films
Applies to establishments engaged in recovering nitrate or silver from X-ray and photo films. The recovery process involves placing the films in developing solutions, ionizing the solution and separating the elements.
3701-05 Dye and chemicals: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of all types of dyes and in the manufacture of dyes and chemicals that are used exclusively for tinting candles. Organic and inorganic compounds such as, but not limited to, phenols, alcohols, caustics, acids, salts and gases are used in the manufacturing process. Manufacturing methods include, but are not limited to, weighing raw materials to specifications and pumping them into vats where they are heated, agitated and cooled. They are then filtered through presses, dried in ovens, ground into a powder, and then packaged. Liquid or paste forms of dye go through the same process with the exception of the drying and grinding operations.
3701-06 Chemicals, N.O.C.: Manufacturing by nitration, alkylation and oxidation processes
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of chemicals not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) using a nitration, alkylation or oxidation process. Nitration involves the combining of nitrate with an organic compound to produce nitrobenzenes used in solvents, fertilizers and acids. Alkylation involves combining alkyls with other substances to form products used in the production of paper pulp, hard soap and petroleum products. Oxidation involves the combining of oxygen with other substances to produce products such as, but not limited to, hydrogen peroxide, protective metal coatings, and pharmaceutical preparations.
This classification excludes the manufacture of ammonia or nitrogen which is to be reported separately in classification 3701-03 and the manufacture of oxygen, hydrogen, acetylene gas, carbonic acid gas, or acids which is to be reported separately in classification 3701-10.
3701-07 Chemical mixing, blending and repackaging only: Fireworks manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged exclusively in mixing, blending or repackaging chemicals; it does not apply to the manufacture of ingredients for the mixing operation. The product may be mixed by hand or through a mechanical process. The equipment used by establishments covered by this classification is limited to storage tanks, mixing or blending screens and vats, filling and packaging machines and miscellaneous equipment such as fork lifts and trucks. Fireworks are assembled by hand and using hand operated tools.
This classification excludes establishments involved in more than a mixing, blending or repackaging operation which are to be reported separately in the appropriate chemical manufacturing classification, and technicians who set up and carry out fireworks displays who are to be reported separately in classification 6207.
3701-08 Cosmetics: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of cosmetics such as, but not limited to, soap, shampoo, hair conditioners, skin moisturizers, baby powder, lipstick, nail polish, bath oil, bath salts, and various personal care creams, gels or lotions. The process involves the mixing of premanufactured ingredients, using equipment such as storage tanks, mixers, heating devices, bottling/packaging/labeling equipment, and laboratory equipment for product development and quality control.
This classification excludes the manufacturing of the ingredients used in the mixing of the cosmetics.
3701-09 Drug, medicine, or pharmaceutical preparation: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals including drugs, medicines, and preparations such as, but not limited to, tablets, pills, ointments, liquids, and powders. Processes contemplated by this classification include mixing or blending of the base medicinal ingredients and additives such as, but not limited to, sugars, starches, flavorings, and waxes used for coating tablets. Compounds are then pulverized, distilled, heated and/or dried.
This classification excludes:
• The manufacture or harvest of the ingredients used in the manufacture of the pharmaceuticals;