WSR 00-14-052

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed July 1, 2000, 8:46 a.m. , effective July 1, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: July 1, 2000.

Purpose: Agency proposes to revise general reporting rules, classification plan and experience rating rules applicable to chapter 296-17 WAC for workers' compensation insurance, underwritten by the Department of Labor and Industries. Specifically, to amend three general reporting rules, establish one new risk classification description rule, amend forty-one risk classification definitions, and amend three experience rating rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 296-17 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-07-138 on March 22, 2000.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Three rules reflect nonsubstantial variances between the proposed rules and the final rules to be adopted. Those variances occur in the following rules:

WAC 296-17-31021 Units of exposure, subsection (2) second bullet reads (in part): "Baseball, basketball, and soccer teams - including players, coaches, trainers, and officials." Add as defined in WAC 296-19-745 after the word "teams." This additional language does not change the rule's intent; it only clarifies that this rule refers to professional teams (which is also currently specified in WAC 296-17-745).

The proposed language under the tenth bullet reads (in part): "Salaried employees: You must select one of the following methods to report your salaried employees - outside." Remove the word ((outside)). This was a typographical error; removing it will not change the intent of the proposal.

WAC 296-17-537 Classification 1102 (Interstate and Intrastate Trucking) Classifications, 1102-02 Interstate trucking, 1102-03 Intrastate trucking, 1102-04 Combined interstate/intrastate trucking. As a result of public comments received, in each of these classification descriptions remove the following sentence from the proposed language in the special note: ((Trucking establishments are allowed to have both the trucking classification 1102 and the permanent yard and shop operation classification 5206 provided the conditions in WAC 296-17-675 have been met. Hours cannot be split for a worker who works in both classes. If an employee has any driving duties, all their hours are to be reported in classification 1102.)) Remove the word ((also)) in the fourth sentence in that special note. Removal of this proposed language should prevent conflict and does not change the initial intent. The language in the new classification 5206-80 allows this alternative reporting.

WAC 296-17-544 Classification 1404-12 Cabulance and paratransit. In response to oral testimony at the public hearing by business owners in the paratransit industry, and in consideration that some have entered into contracts to provide paratransit services based, in part, on the industrial insurance rates they currently pay, we will add this statement to this rule: For purposes of this subclassification, paratransit businesses reporting under classification 1405-00 are not required to report in the subclassification until January 1, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 11, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 36, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 47, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 47, Repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: The department finds that delaying the effective date of these rules would impose economic hardship on some employers and workers in Washington state. Therefore, the adoption and earlier effective date of these rules are necessary for the preservation of the public welfare and are made in accordance with RCW 34.05.380 (3)(c). Several amendments in this proposal allow lower-rated classifications in which to pay workers' compensation insurance. Employers and workers share in these costs; therefore, delaying implementation would place additional financial burden on both employers and workers who qualify for lower-rated classifications. Employers pay workers' compensation premiums on a quarterly basis. Since July 1 is the beginning date of the 3rd quarter, delaying implementation would result in more burdensome bookkeeping to compute different rates during the same quarter for those employees whose classification changed.

The rules' effective date of July 1, 2000, will not be a surprise to stakeholders and interested parties because, during the rule development process, insurance services staff have consistently announced the rules' effective date as July 1, 2000. As such, no one will be disadvantaged by the earlier effective date. At the proposal stage the department mailed letters, which included the intended effective date of July 1, 2000, to trade associations and employers of industries affected by rule proposals. The department mails letters to those parties when rules are adopted, which will confirm the effective date of July 1, 2000. Also, as noted in the hearing transcript, July 1, 2000, was announced as the intended effective date.Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2000.

July 1, 2000

Gary Moore

Director

OTS-3880.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-31011
Classification system and plan.

(1) What is a workers' compensation classification system?

A workers' compensation classification system is an objective method of collecting money (premiums) to pay the benefits of workers injured on the job. We believe the method used to spread this cost among the employers we insure should be fair and have some relationship to their hazard and potential for loss. Classifications are the tool used to achieve a fair method of distributing the risk among employers we insure. Objective boundaries are established for each classification. These boundaries describe the types of businesses which are included in the classification, as well as the operations and employments routinely encountered. We refer to these objective boundaries as the scope of the classification. Once these boundaries have been defined, we can begin collecting information about the employers assigned to each classification. The information includes the exposure which is being covered (risk) and the losses (claims) which are related to these businesses. Next, we use this information to establish premium rates that employers in each industry will pay for their workers' compensation insurance. Our goal is to produce fair insurance rates which reflect the hazardous nature of each industry. We have tailored our classification system in Washington to reflect industries found in our state. This makes our system responsive to change and provides rate payer equity to the employers we insure. Employers engaged in more hazardous industries such as logging will pay higher insurance rates than employers engaged in less hazardous businesses such as retail store operations.

(2) Why is a classification system needed?

We need a classification system to provide fair premium rates. Washington law (RCW 51.16.035) also requires us to have a classification system.

(3) Is the classification system the same as the classification plan?

No, we refer to the body of rules (WACs) which establish the general parameters of how classifications are to be used as the "classification system." These rules speak to the requirements of workers' compensation insurance and to our general classification approach, such as classifying by nature of business in the state of Washington, not by occupation of worker. The "classification plan" refers to all of the various classification descriptions which describe different types of business or industry. The classification system rules (general rules) will apply to all businesses unless another treatment is specifically provided for in the classification plan rules (special rules).

(4) How is our classification plan designed?

We have designed a plan which is keyed to the nature of the businesses or industries of the employers we insure. Our plan has over three hundred business or industry classifications. Each classification carries a premium rate which reflects the hazards that workers are exposed to. Descriptions of our classifications can be found in WAC 296-17-501 through 296-17-779.

(5) Is your classification approach similar to the approach used by private insurance companies?

Yes, we are required by law (RCW 51.16.035) to use the same classification (underwriting) approach used by private carriers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-31011, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-31012
Classification assignment.

(1) How are classifications assigned to my business?

We will assign a basic classification or classifications to your business based on the nature of ((the)) your business ((you are engaged)) operation(s) in the state of Washington. We will not assign classifications to your business based on the individual operations, duties or occupations of individuals found within your business unless the basic classification assigned to your business either requires or permits a separate classification treatment for specified operations or employments. Exceptions to this approach are outlined in WAC 296-17-31017 and 296-17-31018.

(2) Does this same classification approach apply if I have several businesses?

This classification approach will apply to each separate legal entity. Each separate legal entity will be classified on its own merits.

(3) How do you decide what classification(s) to assign to my business?

To determine what classification(s) to assign to your business, we need enough information to give us a clear understanding of the precise nature of your business and the hazards your business poses to your workers. In some cases we will need to call you to obtain more detailed information about your business. Occasionally one of our field representatives may visit your business to gain a better understanding of the nature of your business. In most cases we will find a classification that specifically describes your business.

Example: You operate a company that sells baked goods to retail customers. Before we can classify your business we need to determine whether you bake the goods you are selling or are simply selling goods another business has baked. Once we have determined the precise nature of your business, we will review all of the available classifications to find the one that best describes the entire business. If the business has baked the products they are selling, we would consider a bakery classification or maybe a restaurant classification. If your business simply sells baked goods that another business made, we may look at a retail store classification. In most cases we will find a classification that specifically describes the business we are classifying.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-31012, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-31012, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-31021
Units of exposure.

(1) What is a "unit of exposure?"

A unit of exposure is the measure which is used to help determine the premium you will pay. For most businesses the unit of exposure is the hours worked by their employees. Because not all employees are compensated based on the hours they work, we have developed reporting alternatives to make reporting to us easier. Those alternatives are outlined in subsection (2) of this section. In other cases, the department may authorize some other method in assuming workers hours for premium calculation purposes.

((Example: Employers in the horse racing industry pay their premiums based on a type of license their employees hold rather than the hours the employees work. Drywall contractors pay premiums based on the square footage of the materials they install rather than the hours it took their employees to install the drywall material.

In other instances, we have developed daily, weekly, or monthly assumed work hours.

Example: Commission sales employees who work primarily away from your premises, such as a real estate sales person, are to be reported on the basis of eight hours per day or forty hours per week.))

(2) What are the alternatives to actual hours worked?

The exceptions are:

Apartment house managers, caretakers, or similar employees: To determine the number of hours you need to report to us, divide an employee's total compensation, including housing and utility allowances, by the average hourly wage for the classification. The total number of work hours to be reported for each employee is not to exceed 520 hours per quarter. You will need to call us at (360) 902-4817 to obtain average hourly wage information.
Baseball, basketball, and soccer teams as defined in WAC 296-17-745 - including players, coaches, trainers, and officials: Report each individual at 40 hours per week for each week in which they have duties.
Commission employees - outside (such as, but not limited to, real estate and insurance sales): You must select one of the following methods to report your commission employees - outside:
Actual hours worked; or
Assumed hours of eight hours per day for part-time employees or ((forty hours per week)) one hundred-sixty hours per month for full-time employees.
All outside commission employees of an employer must be reported by the same method. ((You must report either the actual hours worked for each employee or one hundred sixty hours per month.)) You cannot report some outside commission employees based on the actual hours they work and others using the eight hours per day for part-time employees or one hundred sixty hours per month for full-time employees method.
Drywall - stocking, installation, scrapping, taping, and texturing: Premiums are based on material installed/finished rather than the hours it took to install/finish the drywall.
Horse racing - excluding jockeys: Employers in the horse racing industry pay premiums based on a type of license their employees hold rather than the hours the employees work. Premiums are ((paid on a license basis and)) collected by the Washington horse racing commission at the time of licensing.
Jockeys: Report ten hours for each race/mount or for any day in which duties are reported.
Race car drivers: Report ten hours for each race/heat.
Salaried employees: ((All salaried employees of an employer must be reported by the same method. You must report either the actual hours worked for each employee or one hundred sixty hours per month. You cannot report some salaried workers based on the actual hours they work and others using the one hundred sixty hours per month method.)) You must select one of the following methods to report your salaried employees:
Actual hours worked; or
Assumed hours of one hundred sixty hours per month.
All salaried employees of an employer must be reported by the same method. You cannot report some salaried employees based on the actual hours they work and others using the one hundred sixty hours per month method. Provided further, as in the case of contract personnel employed by schools and/or school districts, the school or school district shall report actual hours worked for each employee, one hundred sixty hours per month for each employee, or the department may authorize some other method in assuming workers hours for premium calculation purposes.

(3) Can I use assumed work hours for piece workers?

No, if you employ piece workers you must report the actual hours these individuals work for you unless another unit of exposure is required.

Example: If you have employees engaged in drywall work you would report and pay premiums on the basis of the square footage of the material they installed not the hours they worked.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-31021, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-31021, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-501
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.


0101-36 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; ((or)) 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.


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 ((may)) include, but are not limited to, ((the following)):

((- Bio-remediation

- Encapsulation

- Excavation and hauling to an approved disposal site

- Hot air vapor extraction

- Soil vapor extraction

- In situ vitrification

- Land farming

- Mobile incineration

- Thermal disabsorption

- Stabilization)) - 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. 98-18-042, 296-17-501, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 94-12-051, 296-17-501, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94; 93-12-093, 296-17-501, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-501, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-501, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 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. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-50601
Classification 0107.


0107-00 Utility line construction: Underground, N.O.C.

Applies to contractors engaged in underground utility line or cable construction that is not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes the installation and maintenance of underground television cable, power, and telephone line including main, extension, and outside service connection lines. Installation of these types of utilities usually occurs at a depth of 3' or less. This classification includes digging narrow trenches, laying pipe or conduit, laying line or cable, and filling or backfilling trenches. In some instances automatic equipment is used which in one operation opens the trench, lays the line and backfills. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes backhoes, mechanical or manual trench diggers, automatic equipment and dump trucks.

This classification excludes land or road clearing and excavation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; overhead television, power, or telephone lines including poles or towers which are to be reported separately in classification 0509 or the applicable utility company classification; asphalt surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 or 0212; concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the applicable concrete construction classification(s); and construction specialty services including the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219.


0107-01 Pipelaying, N.O.C.

Applies to contractors engaged in underground pipelaying or pipeline construction not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Work contemplated by this classification includes the installation and maintenance of underground gas, oil or water main construction, and other pipelines such as those extending cross country. Installation of these types of pipes usually occurs at a depth of approximately 3'. This classification includes digging narrow trenches, laying pipe, making connections, and filling or backfilling trenches. This classification includes machinery and equipment such as backhoes, mechanical or manual trench diggers, and dump trucks.

This classification excludes land or road clearing and excavation which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; construction of sewer lines and drainage systems, canals, ditches, underground tanks generally occurring at a depth greater than 3' which are to be reported separately in classification 0108; asphalt surfacing/resurfacing which is to be reported separately in classification 0210 or 0212 as applicable; concrete construction which is to be reported separately in the applicable concrete construction classification(s); and construction specialty services such as the installation of guardrails, lighting standards and striping which is to be reported separately in classification 0219.


((0107-02 Invisible fence installation

Applies to specialist contractors engaged in the installation of invisible fences which are usually used to confine animals within a given area. Work contemplated by this classification includes identifying the land area to be fenced to keep animals in, digging a trench 1" wide by 2" deep along the field perimeter (usually the trench is made with a relatively small trench digger or modified rototiller), placing wire in the trench and burying it. The wire is connected to a transmitter box which plugs into a 110 volt electrical outlet. The intensity of the voltage is set by the transmitter and the animal wears a receiver collar. This classification includes related maintenance and repair at the customer's location.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-50601, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-50601, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-50601, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-50601, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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. 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), 296-17-50601, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-510
Classification 0301.


0301-04 Lawn type sprinkler systems: Installation, service or repair

Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of lawn type sprinkler systems. This type of activity is performed by landscaping contractors, plumbing contractors, and irrigation specialist contractors. Generally, lawn type sprinkler systems are installed at private residences or commercial businesses. The process involves identifying the area of land to be covered to determine the size and amount of pipe and sprinkler heads needed for the job. The installation involves cutting a trench in the ground (12" to 18" deep and wide enough to accommodate the pipe) with a vibrating plow or pipe pulling machine. Next, pipe is laid in the trench, glued, or otherwise joined, heads and canisters are installed, and the timer is hooked up. The system is checked for leaks, needed adjustments are made, and the pipe and heads are buried.

This classification excludes open canal type irrigation systems which are to be reported separately in classification 0108; the installation, service or repair of above or below ground agricultural/irrigation systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0301-06; and maintenance and cleaning of lawn sprinkler system pipes and heads done in connection with a landscape maintenance contract which is to be reported separately in classification 0308.


0301-06 Agricultural sprinkler/irrigation systems, N.O.C.: Installation, service or repair

Applies to contractors engaged in the installation, service or repair of above or below ground agricultural sprinkler and irrigation systems not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). The more common types of systems include below ground, fixed or movable, and wheel or impulse. Generally, these types differ from lawn sprinkler systems in that the size of pipes and pumps installed are much larger to produce the water pressure needed to irrigate large areas of land. Installation of below ground systems involves the use of trenching equipment to dig trenches, which are usually more than two feet deep to lay pipe. The above ground systems are laid out and assembled based on the need of the land area.

This classification excludes open canal type irrigation systems which are to be reported separately in classification 0108, and the installation, service or repair of lawn type sprinkler systems which is to be reported separately in classification 0301-04.


0301-08 Landscape construction operations, N.O.C.

Applies to landscape contractors engaged in new landscape construction or renovation projects not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). This classification also applies to specialist contractors engaged in the installation of invisible fences which are usually used to confine animals within a given area. Landscape construction work contemplated by this classification includes producing a preliminary drawing of the landscape or renovation project, preparing the ground (which may include tilling and spreading top soils or custom mix soils), installing sprinkler systems, planting trees, plants or shrubs, planting or replanting grass from seed or sod, installing ground cover material or plastic to retard weeds, placement of concrete borders, and the incidental construction of rockery, fences, ponds, paths, walkways, arbors, trellis and gazebos when performed by employees of a landscape contractor as part of a landscape contract. Such activities conducted separately from a landscape contract and not part of the landscape project are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed. Equipment used by contractors subject to this classification includes, but is not limited to, tractors with till attachments, small front end loaders, trenchers, mowers, fertilizer spreaders, wheelbarrows, and electric power tools.

Invisible fence construction work contemplated by this classification includes identifying the land area to be fenced, sketching a preliminary drawing, burying the wire in a narrow trench (about 1" wide by 2" to 6" deep) that has been dug along the field perimeter (or just securing the wire onto the ground around the perimeter), and connecting end of wire to a low voltage transmitter box (usually about the size of a hand-held calculator) that plugs into a 110 volt electrical outlet. This classification includes training sessions for the animal and related maintenance and repair at the customer's location. Equipment used to install invisible fences includes, but is not limited to, rakes or other hand tools, and small trench diggers.

This classification excludes all grading, clearing, or contouring of land which is to be reported separately in classification 0101; bulkheads not adjacent to water, or similar structures built of rock, which are to be reported separately in classification 0302; and lawn care maintenance or chemical spraying or fumigating which is to be reported separately in classification 0308.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-510, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-510, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-510, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-510, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 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. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-521
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 ((and the installation of antennae or other apparatus to 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 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, 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 which is to be reported separately 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 and plant maintenance contract work which is to be reported separately in classification 0603.


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 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. 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-521, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-521, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-521, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-521, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-521, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-52102
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 the placement of roof trusses, sheathing roofs, installation of exterior building siding, and the installation of exterior doors and door frames. This classification also includes the installation of windows, window frames, and skylights when performed by framing workers as part of the framing contract on a wood frame building.

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) or 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:

Constructing a new wood frame building that never existed -0510

Altering all or part of an existing wood frame building by adding on new additions - 0510

Remodeling all or part of an existing wood frame building without adding on new additions - 0516

Installation of wood or vinyl siding on a new or existing wood frame building - 0510


Constructing a new wood garage that never existed - 0510

Altering all or part of an existing wood garage by adding on new additions - 0510

Remodeling all or part of an existing wood garage without adding on new additions - 0516


Constructing a new wood carport or wood shed that never existed - 0510

Rebuilding an existing wood carport or wood shed (all or part) with or without new additions - 0516


Construction of a new wood deck by the framing contractor when a new wood house is being built - 0510

Constructing or replacing a wood deck on an existing wood house - 0516

Constructing or replacing a wood deck for any type of nonwood building - 0516


Altering the existing interior of a wood frame building by adding exterior additions - 0510

Remodeling the existing interior of a wood frame building without adding exterior additions - 0516

Constructing, altering, or remodeling the interiors of nonwood frame buildings - 0516

Installation of windows, window frames, and skylights when performed by framing workers as part of the framing contract of a wood frame building - 0510.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-52102, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-52102, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-52102, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-52102, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-52102, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-52106
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, metal, or aluminum. 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 ((and by the same installation contractor)) which is to be reported separately in classification 0603((, as is all service or repair for automatic door openers)); 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 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 iron, steel, brass or bronze additions include, but are not limited to, fire escapes, staircases, balconies, railings, window or door lintels, protective window or door gratings, bank cages, decorative elevator entrances or doors, permanent stadium seating, and wall facades and facings. Shutters and similar decorative add-ons may be made of wood, vinyl or plastic. 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 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-52106, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 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. 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-52106, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-52106, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-527
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 ((and)), vans, ladders, and small power and/or hand tools.

This classification excludes ((installation of larger commercial broadcasting or receiving antennas or dish units such as those found in television and radio broadcast stations which is)) 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.


0607-17A Safes or vaults, private mail boxes, or safe deposit boxes: Installation, removal, service and/or repair

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.


0607-17B Lock sets and/or dead bolt locks: New installation

Applies to the new installation of lock sets and/or dead bolt locks on buildings or structures by contractor or by employees of a locksmith. 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.


0607-18A 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

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. Classification 0607 also includes employees of a manufacturer and manufacturer's representatives who are involved in the setting up of these displays.

This classification excludes employees of store operations engaged in setting up displays who are to be reported separately in the applicable store classification as this is a common store activity.


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. 98-18-042, 296-17-527, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-527, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-527, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-527, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-527, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-527, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-529
Classification 0803.


0803-00 Cities and towns - all other employees

Applies to employees of cities or towns who perform manual labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators including transit bus drivers. This classification includes administrative personnel such as engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists, who have field exposure, and also includes store and stock clerks. 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; ((municipal)) privately owned and operated bus or transit systems which are to be reported separately in classification ((1404)) 1407; irrigation and waterworks operations 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; fire fighters 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 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-529, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-529, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-529, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-529, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-537
Classification 1102.


1102-02 Interstate trucking

Applies to establishments engaged in interstate trucking. Interstate trucking is the hauling of goods that either originate out of state or have an out-of-state destination. Duties include driving, mechanical repair, and in some cases loading/unloading vehicles. The loading and unloading may be done with forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks, or by hand. The drivers may have an assigned route, or they may be assigned a different destination each trip.

Special notes: Effective July 1, 1993, trucking establishments are allowed to have both the trucking classification 1102 and the freight handling classification 2002. However, hours cannot be split for a worker who works in both classes. If an employee has any driving duties, all their hours are to be reported in classification 1102. 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. Detailed information can be found in the general audit rule covering the trucking industry and in RCW 51.12.095.


1102-03 Intrastate trucking

Applies to establishments engaged in intrastate trucking. Intrastate trucking is the hauling of goods only within the boundaries of a state. In other words, the goods must have both an origin and destination in the same state. Duties include driving, mechanical repair and, in some cases, loading and unloading the vehicles. The loading and unloading may be done with forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks, or by hand. The drivers are usually assigned routes or a territory. Businesses in this classification usually have terminals or storage depots where merchandise is stored awaiting transfer.

Special notes: Effective July 1, 1993, trucking establishments are allowed to have both the trucking classification 1102 and the freight handling classification 2002. However, hours cannot be split for a worker who works in both classes. If an employee has any driving duties, all their hours are to be reported in classification 1102. 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. Detailed information can be found in the general audit rule covering the trucking industry and in RCW 51.12.095.


1102-04 Combined interstate/intrastate trucking

Applies to establishments engaged in a combination of interstate/intrastate trucking activities. Businesses assigned to this classification generally do not produce, manufacture, or legally own the goods they are hauling. Interstate trucking is the hauling of goods which either originate out of state or have an out-of-state destination. Intrastate trucking is the hauling of goods only within the boundaries of a state. In other words, the goods have both an origin and destination in the same state. Duties include driving, mechanical repair and, in some cases, loading and unloading the vehicles. The loading and unloading may be done with forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks, or by hand. The drivers are usually assigned routes or a territory. Establishments in this classification usually have terminals or storage depots where merchandise is stored awaiting transfer.

Special notes: Effective July 1, 1993, trucking establishments are allowed to have both the trucking classification 1102 and the freight handling classification 2002. However, hours cannot be split for a worker who works in both classes. If an employee has any driving duties, all their hours are to be reported in classification 1102. 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. Detailed information can be found in the general audit rule covering the trucking industry and in RCW 51.12.095.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-537, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-537, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-53803
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 ((exclusively)) in the sale and ((related)) 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 6309; 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 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-53803, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-53803, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-53803, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-53803, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-53803, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-542
Classification 1401.


1401-01 Taxicab companies

Applies to establishments engaged in furnishing passenger transportation to others. 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, incidental "cabulance" services which may be offered in conjunction with the taxi service, and maintenance/repair of the vehicle when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. Businesses that operate ((cabulance,)) pedicab((,)) and horse-drawn carriage services are included in this classification.

This classification excludes: Establishments that operate ambulance services which are to be reported separately in classification 1405((,)); establishments that operate cabulance and paratransit services exclusively which are to be reported separately in classification 1404; and dispatchers with no other job duties who may be reported separately in classification 4904.

Special note: Establishments that furnish only a dispatch service for taxicab drivers who own or lease their own vehicles may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met. Employees of a taxicab dispatch service who perform maintenance/repair are to be reported separately in classification 3411. See RCW 51.08.180 for the definition of "worker" to aid in determining if drivers are employees. Please also refer to the special note in classification 1404-12.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-542, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-542, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-542, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-542, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-544
Classification 1404.


((1404-04 Bus companies and transit systems

Applies to bus companies, transit systems, contract bus driving, and other establishments engaged in public transportation services such as, but not limited to, scenic bus tour services, contract school bus services, shuttle van services, and public transit systems. Work contemplated by this classification includes driving and related loading/unloading duties, inspecting and maintaining vehicles, and all terminal employment except for office personnel. Ticket sellers may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided that they do not handle baggage and that all the conditions of the standard exception general reporting rules have been met.

This classification excludes limousine companies which are to be reported separately in classification 6301.))


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 to be 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 to be 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 which are to be reported separately in classification 1401, cabulance services offered in conjunction with an ambulance service which are to be reported separately in classification 1405, paratransit services offered in conjunction with a municipal bus or transit system which are to be included in classification 0803 or 1501 as appropriate, ambulance services which are to be reported separately in classification 1405, limousine drivers who are to be reported separately in classification 6301, and dispatchers with no other duties who are to be 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, and whereby the transportation service has been prearranged. For purposes of this subclassification, paratransit businesses reporting under classification 1405-00 are not required to report in this subclassification until January 1, 2001.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-544, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 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. 91-12-014, 296-17-544, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-544, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-544, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-544, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-54401
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 (para-medics) 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 ((are)) 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-54401, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-54401, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 296-17-54403
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.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-545
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 perform manual labor, or who supervise a work crew performing manual labor such as custodial or maintenance, and machinery or equipment operators including transit bus drivers. This classification includes administrative personnel such as engineers, safety inspectors, and biologists who have field exposure, and 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 electric light and power public utility 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 ((1404)) 1407; water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507; irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507; port districts which are to be reported separately in classification 4201; school districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classifications 6103 or 6104; hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105; fire fighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904; law enforcement officers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905 and 6906, as appropriate; clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306, and volunteers who are to be reported separately in classifications 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, or who 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 inspection, maintenance and repairs, including minor structural repairs, janitorial service, and building and grounds maintenance. Also included in this classification are meter readers, security personnel, other than those with law enforcement powers, administrative personnel such as engineers and safety inspectors who have field exposure, and internal inventory and supply clerks. 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 developmentally or otherwise disabled persons or juveniles released from correctional facilities. A housing authority has the power to prepare, carry out, lease and operate housing facilities; to provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration or repair of any housing project; to sell or rent dwellings forming part of the project to or for persons of low income; to acquire, lease, rent or sell or otherwise dispose of any commercial space located in buildings or structures containing a housing project; to arrange or contract for the furnishing of the units; and to 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 new construction or major alteration activities which are to be reported separately in the appropriate construction classifications; clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306; security personnel with law enforcement powers who are to be reported separately in classification 6905; and 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, and 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 electric light and power public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1301; ((bus or transit systems which are to be reported separately in classification 1404;)) water distribution or purification system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507; irrigation system public utility districts which are to be reported separately in classification 1507; school districts, library districts or museum districts which are to be reported separately in classifications 6103 or 6104; hospital districts which are to be reported separately in classification 6105; fire fighters who are to be reported separately in classification 6904; 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; clerical office and administrative employees who are to be reported separately in classification 5306.

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. The following activities, such as but not limited to, visiting nurses and home health care, grounds keepers, building maintenance, park maintenance, road maintenance, and garbage and sewer works, are considered to be normal operations to be included in this classification. 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. The following operations, such as but not limited to, meals on wheels, bingo parlors, casinos, liquor stores, tobacco stores, grocery stores, food banks, gift shops, restaurants, motels/hotels, Head Start programs, fish/shellfish hatcheries, logging, and tree planting/reforestation are outside the scope of classification 1501 and are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications.


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, and may also include the 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; and 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-545, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-545, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-545, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-545, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-545, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-546
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 ground water, 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-546, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-546, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-546, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-546, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-562
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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-562, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-562, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-562, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-57001
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, and modifying the dimension or design of modular cabinets. Manufacturing countertops includes fabricating the core or sub top in addition to laying the plastic laminate, polyester overlay or tile when performed in the shop by employees of employers subject to this classification. Finishing ((may be)) that is subcontracted out to a ((prefinish)) prefinishing contractor or performed by the general or specialty construction contractor at the job site((; however,)) is to be reported in the classification applicable to the work being performed. Finish work, including staining, lamination, and the attachment of hardware, is included in classification 2907-00 when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. Fixture manufacturing includes built-in store, office, restaurant, bank and residential fixtures such as, but not limited to, showcases, display cases, end aisles, display pedestals, shelving, partitions, racks, closet organizers, bookshelves, work stations, credenzas, podiums, wall units, china hutches, entertainment centers, cashier cubicles, check-out counters, and curio cabinets. 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, dimensional lumber, plywood, veneer, particleboard, plastic laminates, polyester overlays, sheet rock, slot wall dowels, hardware, mirrors, metal trim, electrical hardware, carpet, upholstery fabric, stain, paint, lacquer or glue. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, table, panel, radial arm, cut-off, chop, rip, band, and miter saws, wide belt sanders, edge sanders, hand finish jointers, mortises, tenoners, drill presses, hand drills, boring machines, edge banders, dowel machines, glue spreaders, face framing machines, pneumatic nail, screw and staple guns, air compressors, spray guns, forklifts, pallet jackets, and dust collectors. 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 the installation of cabinets, countertops, and fixtures which is to be reported separately in classification 0513; 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 3404; 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 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-57001, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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. 93-12-093, 296-17-57001, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 91-12-014, 296-17-57001, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-57001, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-583
Classification 3406.


3406-00 Automotive or truck gas service stations, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments operating full service gasoline or diesel service stations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) and includes lube and oil change specialists and mobile lube and oil services. 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), and adding air to the tires. The repairs included in this classification are oil and filter changes, tune-ups, replacement of brakes, front end alignments and the repair or replacement of tires. This classification includes cashiers.

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, as well as cashiers and 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

Applies to establishments engaged in providing automobile or truck detailing services and to establishments engaged solely in tinting glass in automobiles. Detailing services involve((s)) complete, in-depth cleaning of exteriors and interiors such as, but not limited to, washing, waxing, polishing, buffing, vacuuming or otherwise cleaning the auto bodies, chrome work, tires, hub caps, windows, mirrors, carpets and seats and may also involve tinting glass. This classification includes ((the tinting of automobile or truck window glass when performed by employees of the detailing operation, as well as)) cashiers.

This classification excludes portable automobile or truck car washes which are to be reported separately in classification 6602; tinting 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 are 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; and detailing performed in connection with full service gas stations which are to be reported separately in classification 3406-00.


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, bottled car care products, air fresheners, floor mats, beverages and 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 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-583, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-583, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-583, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-583, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-583, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-583, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-583, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 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. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-58503
Classification 3411.


3411-00 Automobile: Dealers, rental or leasing agencies, including service ((centers,)) repair garages; ((Automobile or))

Recreational vehicle: Dealers, rental/leasing agencies, or service/repair garages

Applies to establishments engaged in ((the sales, servicing and repairing automobiles and trucks which they have sold, leased, or rented)) 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, pick up 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 ((automobile and truck)) 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. ((Car rental or leasing employees who perform similar duties are also assigned to this classification. Recreational vehicle (motor home) dealers are assigned to this classification provided the dealer is not engaged in the sales of modular or mobile homes at the same location. For purposes of this classification the term "recreational vehicles" will also include travel trailers, campers, and canopies when sold by a dealer that also sells motorized recreational vehicles.))

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 ((are to)) 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; ((and automobile or truck)) 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 ((car)) automobile dealers will not normally ((not)) have service/repair garages or parts departments((. They)) but will ((however,)) have lot personnel and detailers. ((Car)) Automobile rental and ((lease)) leasing agencies will normally have all the operations described above with the exception of parts department employees. New ((car)) automobile dealers will routinely have all of the operations described above. ((Establishments engaged exclusively in truck canopy sales are to be reported separately in classification 1106. ))

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, pick up trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, all phases of automotive mechanical service 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 when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes service managers, parts department employees who have shop exposure, incidental sales of reconditioned cars, towing service for in-shop repairs, and customer courtesy van or car drivers. Parts department employees who are not exposed to any hazards of the repair shop may be reported separately in classification 6309.

This classification excludes 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. 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.


3411-02 Automobile: Service specialty shops

Applies to establishments engaged in providing specialized ((automotive)) 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, pick up 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.

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 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-58503, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-58503, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-597
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 ((3413)) 6409.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-597, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-615
Classification 3902.


3902-00 Fruit and vegetable: Cannery and freezer operations

Applies to establishments engaged in fruit and vegetable canning or freezing operations for wholesale customers. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of fruit and vegetables directly from growers or dealers, preparing produce for canning by removing foreign materials such as leaves or weeds, washing, sterilizing, grading, peeling, slicing, coring, blanching, scalding and precooking, premeasuring, mixing them in a hopper with sugar or other ingredients, and further processing into canned or frozen products. Pea vining, when performed by employees of a cannery, is also included in this classification.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in evaporating, preserving or dehydrating fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-01; establishments engaged in manufacturing fruit juice, cider, jam or jelly which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-02; establishments engaged in packing fresh vegetables and fruits which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; and pea vining when done by employees of farm operations or farm labor contractors which is to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.



3902-01 Fruit and vegetable: Evaporating, preserving or dehydrating

Applies to establishments engaged in evaporating, preserving, or dehydrating fruits and vegetables for wholesale customers. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of fruit and vegetables directly from growers or dealers, washing, peeling, cooking, pressing fruits and vegetables by machine, adding preservatives and congealants, pasteurizing, then dehydrating, drying, or evaporating to remove the moisture which preserves the fruits and vegetables and leaves only the dry, solid portion. Finished products are packaged in cans, plastic bags, or boxes for shipping.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in canning or freezing of fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-00; establishments engaged in manufacturing fruit juice, cider, jam or jelly which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-02; establishments engaged in packing fresh vegetables and fruits which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-02 Fruit syrup or juice, cider, jam or jelly: Manufacturing
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of fruit syrup, juice, cider, jam, or jelly. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of fruit directly from growers or dealers, washing, peeling, and cooking the fruit, extracting juice and separating seeds from pulp with fruit presses or separators, adding sugars, congealants and preservatives, pasteurizing, blending juices to produce a variety of flavors, and further processing to produce bottled, canned, or concentrate products.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in canning or freezing of fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-00; establishments engaged in evaporating, preserving or dehydrating fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-01; and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-11 Chocolate, cocoa, corn products: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of cocoa or chocolate such as Dutch or sweet chocolate or of corn products such as, but not limited to, tortillas. Operations contemplated by this classification include receipt of corn and cocoa beans from growers or dealers, processing operations, testing, packaging and shipping. Foreign matter is removed from the cocoa beans and they are sorted, divided, cleaned, and roasted in ovens. Shells are cracked, usually by machines, and the beans examined to ensure quality. Depending on the products being manufactured, beans may be pasteurized, ground, further dried, mixed with chocolate liquor, sugar, powdered milk, cocoa butter, or potassium solutions to make into finished products. Depending on the corn product being made, ingredients are pressed, kneaded, cut, shaped or flattened, and baked or cooked.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of crackers, potato chips, ravioli, tamale, and pasta, or chocolate candy and confections which are to be reported separately in classification 3906, and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.



3902-12 Baking powder, dextrine, glucose and starch: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of baking powder, dextrine, glucose and starch. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of vegetables and grains, such as, but not limited to, potatoes, corn, and wheat from growers or dealers, processing operations, testing, storing finished products in storage tanks, packaging into drums or cans, and shipping. Vegetables or grains are cleaned, sorted, and foreign matter removed. They are dumped onto conveyors and transported to grinding machines where they are ground into a starch paste. Water may be added to make liquid starch or starch milk or dryers may remove excess moisture. Starch blends may be made from raw starch suspensions using chemical solutions. Shakers remove bran, gluten or other particles from the starch suspension. Dextrine is made by further mixing the starch with dextrine paste, adding chemicals, cooking and stirring until the starch is converted to dextrine. Baking powder is made by mixing baking soda, starch, and an acid compound such as cream of tartar.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of food sundries not covered by another classification which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-14 and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-13 Nut shelling, egg breaking, coconut shredding and peanut handling

Applies to establishments engaged in nut shelling, egg breaking, coconut shredding, and peanut handling. Nuts are received from suppliers in bulk and placed into machinery which cracks shells and separates broken shells from the nut meat. Another machine sorts whole nut meats from those that are chipped, broken, or contaminated. At each machine, nuts are examined for rejects, and foreign matter is removed with a vacuum hose or by hand. They may be chopped, sliced, or left whole, then poured from the machines into sacks or containers. The meats of certain nuts, such as almonds, may be ground into meal, then canned for shipment. This classification also includes the grading and polishing of nuts, and shredding of coconuts. Egg breaking machines break eggs and separate the yolk from the white. They are observed for color, quantity, and clarity; inferior yolks or whites are discarded prior to being automatically dropped onto separator trays with individual cups. Eggs may then be mixed with water, pasteurized or dried prior to packaging.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of oils which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-27 and establishments engaged in the manufacture of food sundries which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-14.


3902-14 Food sundries, N.O.C.: Manufacturing or processing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of a variety of miscellaneous food products not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Products include, but are not limited to, imitation crab, spices, peanut butter, condiments, salsa, salad dressings, mayonnaise, soups, tofu, instant potatoes, salads and certain ready-to-eat dishes that are usually sold to wholesale distributors. This classification also applies to the grinding and roasting of coffee beans. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of raw ingredients from growers or dealers, processing operations, testing, quality control, laboratory operations, packaging and shipping. Individual processes, which vary depending on the product being manufactured, include, but are not limited to, cleaning, dividing, grinding, mixing, blending with other ingredients, cooking, cooling, dividing again into desired portions, and packaging. The products are packaged in plastic bags, bottles, or cans, usually by machine. Some products require vacuum sealing, pasteurizing, or freezing.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of crackers, potato chips, ravioli, tamale, pasta, cough drops, confectionery, and chewing gum which are to be reported separately in classification 3906 and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-15 Pickles and sauerkraut: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of pickles and sauerkraut. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of produce from growers or dealers, processing operations, testing, laboratory operations, packaging and shipping. Produce, such as cucumbers and cabbage, is cleaned, cut, chopped and placed in barrels, vats, or tanks of brine (a mixture of salt, sugar, spices, vinegar) until cured. At the end of curing period, product may be packed into glass jars, plastic bags, or cans. This classification also applies to the pickling of fruits or vegetables such as, but not limited to, tomatoes, peppers, and asparagus.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in canning or freezing of fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-00; establishments engaged in evaporating, preserving or dehydrating fruits and vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-01; establishments engaged in packing fresh vegetables and fruits which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-17 Pet food: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of frozen or canned pet foods. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of raw ingredients, processing operations, packaging and shipping. After bones and foreign matter are removed, raw ingredients are cleaned and ground. Depending on the product, various ingredients such as, but not limited to, animal meat and fat, fish by-products, cornmeal, soybean meal, ground wheat, rice, poultry, yeast, whey, salt, acids, chemicals, minerals, vitamins, water, or oil are mixed in large vats either by machine or by hand. Mixture is frozen or baked, dried, and ((shaped or)) packed into cans.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of dry pet food using a milling process which is to be reported separately in classification 2101 and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-24 Breakfast food: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of breakfast foods such as cereals or breakfast bars. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of ingredients, processing operations, quality control, laboratory operations, packaging, and shipping. Flour, meal, or milled grains such as, but not limited to, corn, oats, barley, wheat, and nuts are mixed with other ingredients, formed into a dough, rolled out and extruded into flakes or other shapes. Pressure cylinders may be used to expand or puff whole grains. Cereals may be sifted through screens to check for size, color, and uniformity or otherwise tested for quality, then baked or dried in bulk prior to packaging.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of wholesale bakery goods which are to be reported separately in classification 3906; establishments engaged in milling or grinding operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2101; and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.


3902-26 Poultry canning and canneries, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in canning poultry or canning operations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of poultry or other products, processing operations, quality control, laboratory operations, packaging, and shipping. The process includes, but is not limited to, washing, cutting or chopping, and cooking poultry or other foods items. Preservatives or flavorings may be added before product is sealed in cans or jars.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in canning or freezing fruits or vegetables which are to be reported separately in classification 3902-00 and establishments engaged in canning or dehydrating meat products which are to be reported separately in classification 4301.


3902-27 Vegetable oil or butter substitutes: Manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture of salad or vegetable oils, shortening, margarine or other butter substitutes. Operations contemplated by this classification include the receipt of seeds or beans from growers or through dealers, processing operations, quality control, laboratory operations, packaging and shipping. To make oils, soybeans, cottonseeds, safflower seeds, or shelled corn is cracked, ground, milled, steam cooked, and pressed to extract the oil. Depending on the product being made, other ingredients such as water, milk, powdered milk or salt may be blended with the oil, then heated, filtered, and filled into cans or bottles. To make shortening or butter substitutes, flavoring, catalytic agents, and chemicals are added to harden the oils; some products are kneaded to spread the coloring uniformly; then they are packaged in cans, plastic containers, or wrapped in plastic or foil. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, grinders, screens, presses, extractors, dryers, and conveyors.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the manufacture of "real" butter which are to be reported separately in classification 4002 and farm operations which are to be reported separately in the applicable farm classification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-615, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-615, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-615, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-615, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-615, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-615, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, 296-17-615, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-615, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-615, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-618
Classification 3905.


3905-00 Restaurants, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in restaurant operations not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). These establishments are "traditional, family or full service" restaurants that provide sit-down services, or cafeteria or buffet style meals. This classification includes the preparation and service of food and beverages. Establishments in this classification may serve beer and wine; however, they are prohibited from selling spirits or hard liquor((, cocktails, and mixed drinks that Class H restaurants sell)). Typical occupations include, but are not limited to, hostesses, waiters, waitresses, cooks, busboys, dishwashers, cashiers, and managerial staff. This classification also includes the preparation of "take-out food" that customers pick up directly from the restaurant for consumption away from the premises and the operation of a card room in conjunction with the restaurant.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in operating ((Class H)) restaurants or lounges that sell spirits or hard liquor((, cocktails, and mixed drinks)) which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-07, and catering services that are not part of the restaurant operation which are to be reported separately in classification 3909.

Special note: Traditional, family or full service restaurants are establishments where wait persons bring customers a menu, take orders, and deliver prepared meals to the customer's table or where customers choose from a variety of food items from a buffet or cafeteria style service. Such establishments will generally use nondisposable eating utensils and plates to serve food as opposed to throw away paper plates and plastic eating utensils. Care should be exercised when dealing with establishments that provide entertainment such as musicians, entertainers, disc jockeys or piano players who may be exempt from coverage as an independent contractor. Musicians or entertainers who are considered to be employees of a restaurant are to be reported separately in classification 6605.


3905-01 Food, drink, and candy vending concessionaires at theatres, parks, tracks, and exhibitions

Applies to establishments engaged in operating food, drink or candy concessions at ball parks, race tracks, theaters and exhibitions. This classification is applicable only to concession operations which are operated independent from the facility or event at which the concession service is being provided. These independent vendors selling food items are not employees of the facility or site where the event or exhibition is taking place. Vendors subject to this classification sell a variety of food, snack and beverage items from booths, mobile push carts, mobile stands, carrying boxes, or trays.

This classification excludes food and beverage operations (concession stands) operated in connection with an event or facility by employees of the event sponsor or facility operator which are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the event or exhibition; street vendors or route food services which are to be reported separately in classification 1101; vendors of nonfood items which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification; and vending machine service companies that replenish food, snack and beverage products which are to be reported separately in classification 0606.


3905-03 Commissaries and restaurants with construction, erection, logging or mine operations

Applies to commissary or restaurant operations conducted exclusively in connection with a construction, erection, logging or mining camp operation. This classification is limited to food preparation services provided at a camp site or at a mess hall used to feed employees of the construction, logging, erection, or mining company. The foods prepared and served are not intended for, or offered to, the general public.

Special note: The purpose of this classification is to provide employees engaged in the food preparation activity with a classification representative of the work being performed, even though such activities may be occurring at or adjacent to the construction, logging, erection or mining site as provided for in the general reporting rule covering general inclusions.


3905-04 Eating establishments, N.O.C. such as public lunch counters in stores

Applies to establishments not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) engaged in operating lunch counters and restaurants within a retail store location. Use of this classification is limited to employees of an employer who also operates the retail store where the food service is located.


3905-06 Taverns

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of a tavern. A tavern is primarily engaged in the sale of beer and wine for on-premises consumption, and may also provide a variety of foods ranging from peanuts and pretzels to hot food dishes. Typical occupations include, but are not limited to, bartenders, waiters, waitresses, cooks, busboys, dishwashers, and managerial staff. Beer may also be sold by the keg with the rental of necessary taps and pumps. This classification includes the operation of a "beer garden" at special events such as, but not limited to, fairs or race meets, and the operation of a card room in connection with the tavern.

This classification excludes restaurants with a ((Class H)) license ((that)) to sell spirits or hard liquor which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-07.

Special note: Care should be exercised when dealing with establishments that provide entertainment such as musicians, entertainers, disc jockeys or piano players who may be exempt from coverage as an independent contractor. Musicians or entertainers who are considered to be employees of a tavern are to be reported separately in classification 6605.


3905-07 ((Class H)) Restaurants serving spirits or hard liquor

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of a ((Class H)) restaurant((. A Class H restaurant is defined as having a legal permit to offer the sales of hard liquor, mixed drinks, and cocktails)) having a license to sell spirits or hard liquor, beer and wine in connection with their food preparation and service. This classification includes the preparation and service of food and beverages at sit down restaurants and lounges. Such establishments have extensive cooking facilities and equipment to prepare full meals. Typical occupations covered by this classification include, but are not limited to, bartenders, hostesses, waiters, waitresses, valet parking attendants, cooks, busboys, dishwashers, cashiers, and managerial staff. This classification also includes the preparation of "take-out food" that customers pick up directly from the restaurant for consumption away from the premises and the operation of a card room in connection with the restaurant.

This classification excludes establishments engaged as a restaurant without a ((Class H)) license to sell spirits or hard liquor which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-00; taverns which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-06; catering services which are not part of a restaurant operation which are to be reported separately in classification 3909; musicians who are to be reported separately in classification 6605; and entertainers such as dancers who are to be reported separately in classification 6620.

Special note: Care should be exercised when dealing with establishments that provide entertainment such as musicians, entertainers, disc jockeys or piano players who may be exempt from coverage as an independent contractor. Musicians or entertainers who are considered to be employees of a restaurant are to be reported separately in classification 6605.


3905-08 Pizza parlors

Applies to establishments engaged in operating a pizza parlor or restaurant. Establishments subject to this classification specialize in the preparation and sales of pizza (but may also provide other foods) and beverages such as wine, beer, or soft drinks for on-premises consumption. Typical occupations include, but are not limited to, hostesses, waiters, waitresses, cooks, busboys, dishwasher, cashiers, and managerial staff. This classification also includes establishments that deliver pizza to customers, or where customers can pick up already prepared pizza at the shop, but where no customer seating is provided.

This classification excludes pizza parlors with a ((Class H)) license to sell spirits or hard liquor which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-07 and U-bake pizza operations which are to be reported separately in classification 6403.

Special note: Care should be exercised when dealing with establishments that provide entertainment such as musicians, entertainers, disc jockeys or piano players who may be exempt from coverage as an independent contractor. Musicians or entertainers who are considered to be employees of a pizza parlor are to be reported separately in classification 6605.


3905-09 Fast food drive-ins, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of fast food drive-ins or restaurants. These establishments serve easily prepared foods quickly and nonalcoholic beverages which can be eaten on the premises or picked up by customers at a counter or a drive through window. Fast food establishments offer a variety of menu items such as, but not limited to, hamburgers, french fries, tacos, sandwiches, fried chicken, hot dogs, fish and chips.

This classification excludes street vendors and/or route food services which are to be reported separately in classification 1101 and full service restaurants which are to be reported separately in classification 3905-00.


3905-11 Soft drink lounges

Applies to establishments engaged in operating soft drink lounges. These types of establishments may provide entertainment such as dancing for an adult audience or a place where youths under the age of 21 can dance or listen to music. These lounges do not sell alcoholic beverages. This classification includes the preparation and service of light snacks and hors d'oeuvres, such as chips, peanuts, pretzels or finger sandwiches.

This classification excludes entertainers such as exotic dancers who are to be reported separately in classification 6620 and musicians who are to be reported separately in classification 6605.

Special note: Care should be exercised when dealing with establishments that provide entertainment such as musicians, entertainers, disc jockeys or piano players who may be exempt from coverage as an independent contractor. Musicians or entertainers who are considered to be employees of a lounge are to be reported separately in classification 6605 or 6620 as applicable.


3905-12 Ice cream parlors

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of an ice cream parlor or frozen yogurt shop. These specialty shops offer a limited menu, usually confined to ice cream and frozen yogurt offered in individual servings, various size containers, and specialty items. Special occasion ice cream cakes may be ordered and picked up at a later date by the customer. These establishments usually provide customer seating.

This classification excludes street vendors and/or route food services which are to be reported separately in classification 1101.


3905-13 Candy, nut, and popcorn retail stores with on-premises manufacturing

Applies to establishments engaged in operating candy, nut or popcorn stores where some or all the products sold are manufactured on the premises. Establishments in this classification may sell a variety of candies, nuts, or popcorn, or may specialize in one or two products. They may also sell their products in gift wrapped packages.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in selling candy, nuts, or popcorn, that do not manufacture any product on the premises, which are to be reported separately in classification 6406, and establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale manufacturing of candy which is to be reported separately in classification 3906.


3905-14 Espresso/coffee stands and carts

Applies to vendors operating espresso or coffee stands or carts. Products sold include, but are not limited to, coffee, espresso, lattes, Italian sodas, soft drinks, pastries and prepackaged items. These types of vendors do not prepare food. This classification is distinguishable from retail coffee, tea or spice stores in that coffee stands or carts in classification 3905 sell only ready-to-serve products; they do not sell packaged coffee, tea or spice items.

This classification excludes street vendors and/or route food services which are to be reported separately in classification 1101.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-618, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 93-12-093, 296-17-618, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-618, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-618, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-618, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-618, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, 296-17-618, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-618, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-618, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-643
Classification 4802.


4802-02 Farms: Berry

Applies to establishments engaged in raising berries of all types. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing soil for new plants, planting, fertilizing, weeding, pruning canes, cutting runners, installing posts and wire supports, tying vines, machine harvesting of berries, and installing or maintaining sprinkler or irrigation systems when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes roadside fruit stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately in classification 6403 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met.

This classification excludes fresh fruit packing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; fruit cannery or freezer operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; winery operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3702; hand harvesting of berries which is to be reported separately in classification 4806; and any contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as, but not limited to, weeding, planting, irrigating, or fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4802-03 Farms: Bulb raising

Applies to establishments engaged in raising flowers and plants for bulbs. Work contemplated by this classification may take place in an open field or a greenhouse. Farming activities include, but are not limited to, preparing soil for new plants; planting, fertilizing, weeding, dead heading or cutting flowers, maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems, and machine digging and harvesting bulbs when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of bulbs is included within the scope of this classification as are roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met.

This classification excludes establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants who are not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers which are to be reported separately in classification 6404; hand picking of bulbs which is to be reported separately in classification 4806; and contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as, but not limited to, weeding, planting, irrigating, or fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4802-06 Picking of forest products, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged exclusively in picking forest products that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) such as, but not limited to, holly, ferns, cones, cedar boughs, mushrooms, wild flowers, wild berries, moss, and tree bark. Work contemplated by this classification is limited to hand picking operations and is often accomplished through the aid of hand held cutting devices such as pruning shears or saws. Properties from which products are harvested from may be owned or leased. Operations not described above are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The farm labor contractor provision, as described in the general reporting rules, is not applicable to this classification as such establishments are not engaged in a farming operation.



4802-11 Farms: Flower or vegetable seeds

Applies to establishments engaged in raising flowers, flowering plants or vegetable plants for seed. Work contemplated by this classification may take place in an open field or a greenhouse. Farming activities include, but are not limited to, preparing soil for new plants, planting, fertilizing, weeding, machine harvesting seeds, cutting fresh flowers, harvesting incidental fresh vegetables, maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems, and drying of the seed. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of seeds is included within the scope of this classification as is the incidental sale of fresh cut flowers or vegetables from roadside stands located at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met.

This classification excludes fresh vegetable packing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; cannery or freezer operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants who are not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers which are to be reported separately in classification 6404; hand gathering of seeds where no hand held cutting device is used which is to be reported separately in classification 4806; establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh vegetables but are not involved in the cultivation of plants which are to be reported separately in classification 6403; and any contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4802-12 Farms: Field vegetable crops - mechanically harvested

Applies to establishments engaged in raising field vegetable crops which are mechanically harvested. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing soil for new plants, planting, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, machine harvest of vegetables, and maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification. This classification includes roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met. Typical crops include the following:

Beans, Green Parsnips Squash
Beets, Table Potatoes Tomatoes
Carrots Radishes Turnips
Corn, Sweet Rhubarb
Cucumbers Rutabagas

This classification excludes fresh vegetable packing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; cannery or freezer operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; and any contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: This classification differs from classification 4808 "diversified field crops" in that vegetable crops grown subject to classification 4808 generally have a long growing season and are harvested upon reaching maturity at the end of the season. Vegetable crops grown in classification 4802 are generally planted so that harvesting will occur continuously over the season and in smaller quantities. Although corn is technically a grain crop, it is widely accepted as a vegetable crop when harvested for fresh market as opposed to being left in the field to dry and used as feed, flour, or cereal grain. Corn grown subject to classification 4802 is for a fresh market, cannery or frozen food while the corn grown in classification 4808 is for grain, flour and feed.

The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4802-13 Farms: Flowers - field growing

Farms: Florists - cultivating or gardening

Applies to establishments engaged in raising flowers and flowering plants for sale. Work contemplated by this classification may take place in an open field or a greenhouse. Farming activities include, but are not limited to, preparing soil for new plants, planting, fertilizing, weeding, cutting fresh flowers, and maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of flowers is included within the scope of this classification as is the incidental collection of flower seed for use in future crops. This classification includes roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met.

This classification excludes establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants who are not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers which are to be reported separately in classification 6404 and any contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808-11 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-643, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-643, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 91-12-014, 296-17-643, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-643, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-643, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-643, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-12-024 (Order 85-11), 296-17-643, filed 5/31/85; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-643, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-643, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-27, 296-17-643, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 75-38, 296-17-643, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-643, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-643, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-649
Classification 4808.


4808-01 Farms: Diversified field crops

Applies to establishments engaged in growing a variety of grain, vegetable, or grass crops during a single season. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing the soil for new crops, planting, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting, and maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of farm products grown subject to this classification is included within the scope of this classification. This classification includes roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operation of a secondary business are met. Typical crops include the following:


Alfalfa Garlic ((Potatoes))
Barley Grain Rye
Beans, Dry Grass Seed Sugar Beets
Clover Hay Timothy
Corn Peas, Dry Wheat

This classification excludes fresh vegetable packing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; cannery or freezer operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh vegetables who are not involved in the cultivation of plants which are to be reported separately in classification 6403; and contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: This classification differs from classification 4802 "vegetable farm operations" in that vegetable crops grown subject to classification 4808 generally have a long growing season and are harvested upon reaching maturity at the end of the season. Vegetable crops grown in classification 4802 are generally planted so that harvesting will occur continuously over the season and in smaller quantities. See classification 4802-12 for additional information. The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4808-02 Farms: Alfalfa, clover and grass seed

Applies to establishments engaged exclusively in raising alfalfa, clover, and grass crops for seed. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing soil for crops, planting, fertilizing, machine harvesting, maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems, and drying of seed. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of seeds is included within the scope of this classification. Also included is the incidental sale of farm products from roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in grading, sorting, and packaging seeds; or selling baled alfalfa or clover who are not engaged in growing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2101; establishments engaged exclusively in grain or seed storage who are not engaged in growing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2007; and contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4808-04 Farms: Hay

Applies to establishments engaged exclusively in raising hay or straw grass for sale, and includes the raising of such crops for seed. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing soil for crops, planting, fertilizing, machine harvesting, maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems, and drying of seed. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of seeds is included within the scope of this classification. Also included is the incidental sale of farm products from roadside stands operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in grading, sorting, and packaging seeds, or selling baled hay who are not engaged in growing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2101 and contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.


4808-06 Farms: Cereal grain

Applies to establishments engaged in growing cereal grain crops. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, preparing the soil for new crops, planting, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting, and maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems. Any subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of farm products grown subject to this classification is included within the scope of this classification. Also included is the incidental sale of farm products from roadside stands or operated at or near the farm and farm store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Typical cereal grain crops include the following:


Barley Rye
Corn Wheat

This classification excludes contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special notes: See classification 4802-12 for additional information relative to corn. The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to or the type of crop involved.



4808-07 Potato sorting and storage

Applies to establishments engaged in storing potatoes in storage warehouses or cellars. Work contemplated by this classification is limited to sorting the good potatoes from damaged ones or from debris such as vines or rocks, piling them into the storage area by size, and storing them until they are taken to processing or packing plants. Sorting may be done either in the field or at a storage warehouse. This classification also includes potato digging and piling when performed by employees of an employer engaged in storing potatoes but who is not engaged in growing potatoes.

This classification excludes fresh vegetable packing operations which are to be reported separately in classification 2104; cannery or freezer operations which are to be reported separately in classification 3902; potato chip manufacturing which is to be reported separately in classification 3906; establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh vegetables who are not involved in the cultivation of plants which are to be reported separately in classification 6403; and contractors hired by a farm operator to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The farm labor contractor provision is not applicable to this classification as such establishments are not engaged in a farming operation.


4808-08 Custom hay baling

Applies exclusively to a specialist farm labor contractor engaged in mowing, turning, and baling hay owned by others. This classification also includes the incidental loading of hay onto trucks and stacking of hay in a barn or warehouse when performed by employees of a specialist farm labor contractor engaged in mowing, turning, and baling hay for others.

Special note: The farm labor contractor provision is not applicable to this classification as such establishments are not engaged in a farming operation.


4808-10 Farms: Shellfish - mechanical harvesting

Applies to establishments engaged in the propagation of shellfish for sale and includes the subsequent harvest of shellfish by means of mechanical dredging operations. Work contemplated by this classification includes spawning of shellfish, seeding in controlled tanks, placement of shellfish into deep water growing beds, harvesting, and processing. Harvesting, processing, and packing of shellfish by a farm labor contractor is included in this classification provided that the shellfish being harvested were grown by an establishment subject to this classification. This classification includes the sale of shellfish at roadside stands operated at or near the business location and store operations where a small stock of products not produced by the operation subject to this classification may also be offered for sale. Businesses operating multiple retail locations may qualify to have those activities reported separately if all the conditions of the general reporting rule covering the operation of a secondary business have been met.

This classification excludes establishments engaged in the harvesting, processing or packaging of shellfish obtained from natural areas where the husbandry of the resource is not an integral part of the operation which are to be reported separately in classification 3304 and contractors hired by a shellfish grower to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.

Special note: The distinction between establishments assigned to classification 4808 and those which are to reported separately in classification 4805 is in the harvesting process. Establishments subject to classification 4805 are engaged in hand harvesting activities which includes the use of hand held tools while those assigned to classification 4808 are engaged in mechanical harvesting activities by way of dredging operations. The term "farm labor contractor" applies to specialty contractors who supply laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as seeding of larvae to mother shells and planting shells to natural waters. Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operations. These farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with. Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "custom farm services" as the process involved in operating machinery is the same irrespective of the type of farm they are providing service to.


4808-11 Custom farm services by contractor

Applies exclusively to contractors engaged in supplying and operating agricultural machinery and equipment at their customer's locations. Work contemplated by this classification involves preparing fields for crops, planting and cultivating crops, fertilizing, and harvesting operations using machinery and equipment such as, but not limited to, tractors, plows, fertilizer spreaders, combines, reapers, potato diggers, boom loaders and pickers. Contractors subject to this classification are generally not responsible for the overall care of the crops, but are merely hired to provide specified services, which involve the use of machinery and employee equipment operators. This classification also includes seasonal agricultural produce hauling from the field to a processing or storage plant when performed by employees of an employer not engaged in the related farming operations associated with the crop being hauled.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-649, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-649, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-649, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-649, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-649, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-12-024 (Order 85-11), 296-17-649, filed 5/31/85; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-649, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-649, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 75-38, 296-17-649, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-649, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-649, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-66003
Classification 5005.


5005-00 Logging and/or tree thinning - mechanized operations

(to be assigned only by classification services staff)

Applies to establishments engaged in mechanized logging or tree thinning operations. For purposes of this classification, mechanized logging is defined as the entire process of felling, removal (skidding), yarding, processing, delimbing, bucking and loading of trees/logs by machine. This classification can ((only)) be used by a logging contractor only if the entire side is being logged using methods and equipment described in this rule. If any portion of the side is being logged by conventional methods the entire operation must be reported in classification 5001 - Logging, N.O.C. For example, an employer that subcontracts to fell trees with a feller/buncher or processor but is not involved in the removal (skidding) of the trees, the processing (delimbing and bucking) of the trees and the loading of trees is excluded from classification 5005 and is to be reported in classification 500l - Logging, N.O.C. Any employer whose operation includes any manual felling, removal, processing, or loading of trees is excluded from classification 5005 and is to be reported in classification 5001 - Logging, N.O.C. Work contemplated by this classification includes the falling of trees with a machine such as a feller buncher or processor; skidding logs to the landing with use of a grapple skidder or forwarder; delimbing logs with a mechanized delimber such as a stroke delimber, processor, CTR or harvester; and loading logs onto log trucks with a mechanical loader or shovel. Equipment used by employers subject to this classification will consist of the following:

Feller/buncher - used to fell trees and place felled trees into stacks (bunches) for removal to the log landing for further processing. The operator of this machine does not leave the cab of the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

Processor - used to fell trees, delimb them, buck tree to desired log length and stack the bunches for removal to the landing where they will be segregated by general grade and loaded onto log trucks. A processor is sometimes used at the landing to delimb trees and buck them to log length, especially when the trees are felled by a feller/buncher. The operator of this machine does not leave the cab of the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

Grapple skidder - is used to remove (ground skid) stacks (bunches) of felled trees from the woods to the landing. The industry refers to both the skidder and the bulldozers as a tractor. The two are distinguished from one another in that the skidder is a tire-driven tractor and the bulldozer is a track-driven tractor. A bulldozer equipped with a grapple is an acceptable piece of equipment to be used in the removal of trees. The operator of either the grapple skidder or bulldozer equipped with grapple does not leave the cab of the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

Forwarder - is used to remove logs as cut by a processor from the woods to an awaiting log truck or to be stacked in piles for a future pick up by a log truck. This is a small specialized tractor equipped with a self-loader and a log bunk. The operator of this machine does not leave the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

Harvester - is used at the landing of the logging side to delimb trees and buck trees to desired log length. This machine can also be used to load logs onto log trucks. The operator of this machine does not leave the cab of the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

Loader - is used at the landing to load logs onto log trucks. The operator of this machine does not leave the cab of the machine in the performance of duties in the logging operation.

This classification excludes log hauling which is to be reported separately in classification 5003 and logging road construction which is to be reported separately in classification 6902.

Special notes: If any portion of the logging contract is performed manually or by hand, the establishment does not qualify for this classification. If any portion of the logging contract is subcontracted out to another business and is performed manually or by hand, then ((all)) none of the businesses involved in the logging contract will ((not)) qualify for this classification and are to be reported separately in classification 5001.

All equipment used by employers subject to this classification must meet WISHA guidelines for Roll Over Protection Standards (ROPS) and Falling Object Protection Standards (FOPS).

See classification 5206 (WAC 296-17-675) for permanent shop/yard operations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-66003, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-051, 296-17-66003, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-675
Classification 5206.


5206-78 Permanent yard or shop operations; logging or log hauling contractor

Applies to a permanent yard or shop of logging or log hauling contractors. This classification is limited to contractor yards and shops which are maintained exclusively for the storage of materials and maintenance of equipment used in their logging and/or log hauling business. This classification does not contemplate any manufacturing operations. Only employees of a logging or log hauling contractor who are assigned to the shop or yard are to be reported in this classification. This classification is further restricted in that employees reported in classification 5206-78 cannot have any other duties other than those related to the storage of materials and/or the maintenance of equipment during their work shift or work day. Any employee having any other duties during their assigned work shift or day are to be reported separately in the applicable logging or log hauling classification.

Special note: Under no circumstances can this be the only classification assigned to an employer.


5206-79 Permanent yard or shop operations; Construction or erection contractor

Applies to a permanent yard or shop of construction or erection contractors. This classification is limited to contractor yards and shops which are maintained exclusively for the storage of materials and maintenance of equipment used in their construction business. This classification does not contemplate any manufacturing operations. For example, a contractor engaged in cabinet manufacturing and installation is to report the shop and yard operation in classification 2907 and is not entitled to classification 5206. Only employees of a construction or erection contractor who are assigned to the shop or yard are to be reported in this classification. This classification is further restricted in that employees reported in classification 5206-79 cannot have any duties other than those related to the storage of materials and/or the maintenance of equipment during their work shift or work day. Any employee having any other duties during their assigned work shift or day are to be reported separately in the applicable construction classification.

Special note: Under no circumstances can this be the only classification assigned to an employer.


5206-80 Permanent yard or shop operations; interstate and/or intrastate trucking

Applies to a permanent yard or shop of interstate and/or intrastate trucking establishments. This classification is limited to yards and shops which are maintained exclusively for the storage or maintenance of transportation equipment or related equipment used in their trucking operation. This classification does not contemplate any driving duties, or the handling or storage of freight. Only employees of a trucking operation who are assigned to the shop or yard are to be reported in this classification. This classification is further restricted in that employees reported in classification 5206-80 cannot have any other duties other than those related to the storage or maintenance of equipment during their work shift or work day. Any employee having any other duties during their assigned work shift or day are to be reported separately in the applicable trucking classification.

Special note: Under no circumstances can this be the only classification assigned to an employer. And, this classification is not to be assigned to any business assigned classification 1101 for delivery services.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-675, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-675, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-675, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-675, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-675, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-675, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), 296-17-675, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79; Order 76-36, 296-17-675, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, 296-17-675, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-678
Classification 5305.


5305-06 Clerical office, administrative employees, and elected officials of cities and towns

Applies to clerical office, administrative employees, and elected officials of cities and towns. Clerical duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, handling correspondence, computer work, and maintaining financial, personnel and payroll records. A clerical office is a work area which is physically separated from all other work areas by walls, partitions or other physical barriers ((and must be free from all operative hazards of the work environment)). Administrative duties may be conducted in or out of the city or town facilities, but are conducted in an atmosphere free from the operative hazards of the work environments ((associated with operations)) such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works. In addition to management activities, this classification also includes field auditors, social workers or similar activities professionals would perform.

See classifications 0803, 1301, ((1404)) 1507, 6901, 6904, 6905 and 6906 for other city or town operations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-678, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-678, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-678, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-678, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-678, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, 296-17-678, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-679
Classification 5306.


5306-07 Clerical office, administrative employees, and elected officials of counties, public utility districts and taxing districts, N.O.C.

Applies to clerical office, administrative employees, and elected officials of counties, public utility districts and taxing districts, not otherwise classified (N.O.C.). Clerical duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, handling correspondence, computer work, and maintaining financial, personnel and payroll records. A clerical office is a work area which is physically separated from all other work areas by walls, partitions or other physical barriers ((and must be free from all operative hazards of the work environment associated with operations such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works)). Administrative duties may be conducted in or out of the county, public utility district or taxing district facilities, but are conducted in an atmosphere free from the operative hazards of ((the)) work environments such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works. In addition to management activities, this classification also includes field auditors, social workers, alcohol and drug abuse programs, senior health and nutrition programs, medical and dental clinics or similar activities professionals would perform.

See classifications 1301, ((1404,)) 1501, 1507, 4201, 6103, 6104, 6901, 6904, 6905, and 6906 for other county, public utility districts and taxing districts operations.


5306-25 Clerical office and administrative employees of Native American tribal councils

Applies to clerical office and administrative employees of Native American tribal councils. Clerical duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, handling correspondence, computer work, and maintaining financial, personnel and payroll records. A clerical office is a work area which is physically separated from all other work areas by walls, partitions or other physical barriers ((and must be free from all operative hazards of the work environment)). Administrative duties may be conducted in or out of the tribal council facilities, but are conducted in an atmosphere free from the operative hazards of ((the)) work environments ((associated with operations)) such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works. In addition to management activities, this classification also includes field auditors, social workers, alcohol and drug abuse programs, senior health and nutrition programs, youth services, counselors, courts, medical and dental clinics or similar activities professionals would perform.

See classifications 1501 and 6905 for other Native American tribal council operations.

Special note: Tribal operations unrelated to the business of governing such as liquor and tobacco stores, casinos, logging, fisheries and bingo parlors are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the operation.


5306-26 Clerical office and administrative employees of local public housing authorities

Applies to clerical office and administrative employees of local public housing authorities. Clerical duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, handling correspondence, computer work, and maintaining financial, personnel and payroll records. A clerical office is a work area which is physically separated from all other work areas by walls, partitions or other physical barriers ((and must be free from all operative hazards of the work environment)). Administrative duties may be conducted in or out of the housing authority facilities, but are conducted in an atmosphere free from the operative hazards of ((the)) work environments ((associated with operations)) such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works. In addition to management activities, this classification also includes field auditors, social workers or similar activities professionals would perform.

This classification excludes all other employees including meter readers who are to be reported separately in classification 1501 and volunteers who are to be reported separately in classifications 6901 or 6906 as appropriate.


5306-27 Clerical office and administrative employees of military base maintenance contractors

Applies to clerical office and administrative employees of military base maintenance contractors. Clerical duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, handling correspondence, computer work, and maintaining financial, personnel and payroll records. A clerical office is a work area which is physically separated from all other work areas by walls, partitions or other physical barriers((, and must be free from all operative hazards of the work environment)). Administrative duties may be conducted in or out of the military base facilities, but are conducted in an atmosphere free from the operative hazards of ((the)) work environments ((associated with operations)) such as, but not limited to, jails, law enforcement and road works. In addition to management activities, this classification also includes field auditors, social workers or similar activities professionals would perform.

See classification 1501 for other military base maintenance contractors' operations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-679, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-679, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 90-13-018, 296-17-679, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-679, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-679, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 73-22, 296-17-679, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-686
Classification 6109.


6109-00 Physicians, surgeons, and medical clinics, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of licensed practitioners such as physicians and surgeons, and to medical clinics not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) engaged in the practice of general or specialized medicine and surgery. Physicians diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and injuries, order or execute various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on a patient's condition, analyze reports and findings of tests and of examination, diagnose conditions, and administer or prescribe treatments and drugs. Physicians may also inoculate and vaccinate patients to immunize them from communicable diseases, or refer patients to a medical specialist or other practitioners for specialized treatment. They may also make house and emergency calls to attend to patients unable to visit the office. Surgeons examine patients to verify necessity of surgery, review reports of patient's general physical condition and medical history, reactions to medications, estimate possible risk to patient, and determine best operational procedure. Surgeons may specialize in a particular type of surgery. This classification includes licensed ophthalmologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the eyes, and examine patients for symptoms indicative of organic or congenital ocular disorders. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the physician's or surgeon's office or in a medical clinic, such as laboratory or X-ray technicians, and nurses.

This classification excludes psychologists and psychiatrists who are to be reported separately in classification 6109-10; optometrists who are to be reported separately in classification 6109-09; radiology and MRI referral clinics which are to be reported separately in classification 6109-17; orthotic referral clinics which are to be reported separately in classification 6109-14; and nutrition, diet, or weight loss clinics which are to be reported separately in classification 6109-12.


6109-01 Dentists and dental clinics

Applies to establishments of licensed dental practitioners and dental clinics engaged in the practice of general or specialized dentistry. Services provided by dental offices or clinics include, but are not limited to, examination of teeth and gums to determine condition, diagnosis of disease, injuries, or malformation, extractions, fillings, root canals, oral surgery, tooth replacement, cleaning, instruction on oral and dental hygiene and preventative care. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the dentist's office such as hygienists, and dental assistants or technicians.


6109-02 Chiropractors, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of licensed practitioners not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) who are engaged in the practice of chiropractic medicine. Chiropractors diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions of the spinal column and extremities to prevent disease and correct abnormalities of the body believed to be caused by interference with the nervous system. They manipulate the spinal column and other extremities to adjust, align, or correct abnormalities caused by neurologic and kinetic articular dysfunction. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the chiropractor's office.


6109-04 Naturopaths, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of health practitioners not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) who diagnose, treat, and care for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body, relying on natural remedies such as, but not limited to, acupuncture, sunlight supplemented with diet, and naturopathic corrections and manipulations to treat the sick. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the naturopath's office.


6109-08 Physical therapists, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of health practitioners not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) who are engaged in the practice of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, or speech therapy. Therapists treat and rehabilitate people with physical or mental disabilities or disorders, to develop or restore functions, prevent loss of physical capacities, and maintain optimum performance. Includes occupations utilizing means such as exercise, massage, heat, light, water, electricity, and specific therapeutic apparatus, usually as prescribed by a physician; or participation in medically oriented rehabilitative programs, including educational, occupational, and recreational activities. Physical therapists plan and administer medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability. Occupational therapists plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs to facilitate development and rehabilitation of the mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped. Respiratory therapists administer respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of physicians and by prescription. Speech therapists specialize in diagnosis and treatment of speech and language problems, and engage in scientific study of human communication. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in therapy services and also includes travel to health facilities or other locations to administer therapy services.


6109-09 Optometrists, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of optometrists not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Optometrists are licensed practitioners, but do not hold a medical degree. An optometrist in general practice examines patients' eyes to determine the nature and degree of vision problems or eye diseases and prescribes corrective lenses or procedures, performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, such as glaucoma and color blindness. An optometrist may specialize in the type of services provided, such as contact lenses, low vision aids, or vision therapy, or in the treatment of specific groups such as children or elderly patients. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the optometrist's office.

This classification excludes optometrists employed by optical goods stores who are to be reported separately in classification 6308, and ophthalmologists who are to be reported separately in classification 6109-00.


6109-10 Psychologists and psychiatrists, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments of licensed practitioners not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) who are engaged in the diagnoses and treatment of patients with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Psychologists are licensed practitioners who diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administer programs of treatment. They interview patients in clinics, hospitals, prisons, and other institutions, and study medical and social case histories. Psychiatrists are licensed practitioners who diagnose and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They organize data obtained from the patient, relatives, and other sources, concerning the patient's family, medical history, and the onset of symptoms, and determine the nature and extent of mental disorder and formulate a treatment program utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medications. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the doctor's office.


6109-12 Nutrition, diet, or weight loss clinics, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged as nutrition, diet, or weight loss clinics not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) which provide programs whereby clients may achieve a healthy and permanent weight loss. The programs vary in approaches but most are based on the behavior modification theory, utilizing private counseling or group support meetings and seminars to educate individuals about their eating habits and proper eating patterns. Some programs may sell vitamin supplements or a line of food products to be used by their clients and may publish newsletters or other forms of literature for the benefit of their clients. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel.

This classification excludes exercise programs which are to be reported separately in the appropriate classification.


6109-13 Childbirth classes

Applies to establishments providing childbirth education for expectant parents. Topics include, but are not limited to, expectations during pregnancy, breathing and relaxing techniques, and massage therapy. Literature and/or movies may be provided in addition to oral instruction. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel.


6109-14 Orthotic referral clinics

Applies to establishments operating as clinics to provide care to patients with disabling conditions of the limbs and spine by fitting and preparing orthopedic braces under the direction of and in consultation with physicians. Orthotists examine and evaluate the patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss, and assist in the design of an orthopedic brace. Orthotist select materials, makes cast measurements, model modifications and layouts. When the brace is finished, they evaluate it on the patient, make adjustments to ensure correct fit, and instruct the patient in the use of the orthopedic brace. This classification also includes clinics of prosthetists who provides care to patients with partial or total absence of a limb by planning fabrication of, writing specifications for, and fitting the prosthesis under the guidance of and in consultation with a physician. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the referral clinics.

This classification excludes the manufacture of orthopedic braces, splints or prostheses which is to be reported separately in the applicable classification.


6109-15 Midwife services

Applies to establishments engaged in the practice of midwifery. Midwives provide care for women undergoing medically uncomplicated pregnancy and low risk labor and delivery. The delivery may take place in a clinic setting or in the expectant mother's home. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel.


6109-16 Licensed massage therapy services

Applies to establishments of licensed practitioners who are engaged in the practice of massage therapy. Some massage therapists work in conjunction with physicians or sports teams, or at hospitals, rehabilitation facilities or convalescent homes. If a client is referred by a physician, the therapist will review the medical report and in conjunction with the client, will determine the nature of the massage (whether it is for relaxation or to correct or relieve a medical problem) and the modality to be used, such as deep-muscle work, trigger-point therapy, or joint rotation. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel as well as other employees engaged in licensed massage therapy services.

This classification excludes massage therapists employed by a health club, gymnasium, ((and unlicensed massage therapists employed by a)) sauna, or bath house who are to be reported separately in classification 6204.


6109-17 Radiology and MRI referral clinics

Applies to establishments of licensed practitioners who are engaged in the practice of radiology and/or magnetic resonance imaging. Radiologists diagnose and treat diseases of the human body using X-ray and radioactive substances. They examine the internal structures and functions of the organ systems and make diagnoses after correlating the X-ray findings with other examinations and tests. They administer radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas, to render internal structures and organs visible on X-ray films or fluoroscopic screens. Radiologists may employ magnetic resonance imaging technologists to operate magnetic resonance imaging equipment which produces cross-sectional images (photographs) of a patient's body for diagnostic purposes. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel, as well as other employees engaged in service in the clinics, such as nurses or technologists.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-686, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-686, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-063, 296-17-686, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94; 93-12-093, 296-17-686, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), 296-17-686, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-686, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-686, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-686, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-686, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-686, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 73-22, 296-17-686, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-689
Classification 6203.


6203-00 YMCA/YWCA institutions

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of a Young Men's or Young Women's Christian or Hebrew Associations. These are international community service organizations which generally respond to the needs of their communities. Typical operations include, but are not limited to, providing temporary residential facilities, swimming and exercise facilities, basketball courts, aerobic and fitness classes, child care, youth sports programs, social and educational programs, and day camp operations. Some facilities will provide a food and beverage service. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel.

This classification excludes overnight camp operations which are to be reported separately in classification 6209.


6203-01 Boys or girls clubs

Applies to establishments engaged in operating boys or girls clubs. These clubs are nonprofit organizations which provide recreation, cultural enrichment, health and physical education, and personal adjustment services for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years of age. These facilities differ from location to location, but many offer gymnasiums, organized sports programs, day camp operations, game rooms, library or computer rooms, classes and various other supervised activities where young people can spend time. Some facilities also have swimming pools and offer meal programs. This classification includes ((Girl & Boy Scout councils that provide counseling to local scout troops, and)) clerical office and sales personnel.

This classification excludes overnight camp operations which are to be reported separately in classification 6209.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-689, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-689, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-689, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-689, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-689, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-689, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 75-38, 296-17-689, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 73-22, 296-17-689, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-690
Classification 6204.


6204-00 Baths or saunas, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in operating baths or saunas not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). These facilities offer a variety of services such as, but not limited to, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, sun tan beds and body shampoos. Massage therapy services are included in this classification when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification excludes licensed massage therapists that qualify for classification 6109.

((Special note: The distinction between massage therapists covered in this classification and massage therapists covered in classification 6109 is professional licensing.))


6204-04 Exercise or health institutes, gymnasiums, health clubs

Applies to establishments engaged in operating exercise or health institutes, gymnasiums, or health clubs. These establishments accommodate a variety of exercise areas including, but not limited to, gymnasiums, swimming pools, racquetball, tennis, squash, and handball courts, jogging tracks, and weight rooms with nautilus equipment. Operations vary from location to location, but most offer facilities and services such as, but not limited to, locker rooms, showers, whirlpools, saunas, sun tanning booths, body toning equipment, aerobic, gymnastic, and martial arts classes, instruction or training in achieving physical fitness goals, nutrition counseling, towel service, child care, massages, pro shops and food and beverage services all of which are included when performed or conducted by employees of employers subject to this classification.

This classification excludes licensed massage therapists that qualify for classification 6109.

((Special note: The distinction between massage therapists covered in this classification and massage therapists covered in classification 6109 is professional licensing.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-690, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 93-12-093, 296-17-690, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-690, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-690, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-690, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-690, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 73-22, 296-17-690, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-694
Classification 6208.


6208-00 Amusement parks; exhibition caves or caverns

Applies to establishments engaged in providing amusement parks to the public or in the operation of cave or caverns for exhibition purposes. Establishments subject to this classification are located on a permanent site and usually offer a variety of activities such as, but not limited to, amusement rides, water slides, miniature golf, and games such as tossing rings, throwing balls, and shooting air rifles. There may be one or more separate arcade areas located within the park. This classification includes rides, ticket sellers, gate attendants, food and beverage operations, care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities and operations similar to a traveling carnival.

This classification excludes set up, tear down and delivery of amusement park rides, games and food booths which are to be reported separately in classification 6207.


6208-01 Ranges: Archery, ball, dart, golf, firearms shooting

Applies to establishments engaged in operating indoor or outdoor archery, ball, dart, golf, and firearms shooting ranges. Golf driving ranges subject to this classification are operated separately from a golf course. If the driving range is operated in conjunction with a golf course, then the entire establishment is to be reported separately in classification 6206. Ball ranges (batting cages) are establishments set up to provide batting practice. Archery ranges are permanent establishments that provide targets for practice. If these operations are conducted in conjunction with an amusement park, then the entire operation is to be reported separately in classification 6208-00. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes miniature golf courses which are to be reported separately in classification 6208-07, and ranges that use air rifles which are to be reported separately in classification 6208-10.


6208-03 Boat rental facilities

Applies to establishments engaged in renting row boats, paddle boats, rubber rafts or similar water craft for recreational purposes when the water is part of a park. This classification includes the operation of bumper boat amusement rides if that is the sole function of the establishment. If the bumper boats are operated as part of an amusement park, the entire establishment is to be reported separately in classification 6208-00. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.


6208-04 Fairs

Applies to establishments or community organizations engaged in managing, sponsoring and conducting fairs. These are usually annual events sponsored by a town or community. Many of the exhibitors and concessionaires are independent businesses that rent space at the fair site. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.


6208-05 Shows - animal

Applies to establishments engaged in managing, sponsoring and conducting animal shows such as pet or livestock exhibitions. Employments contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, ticket sellers, judges, security personnel, and the showing of the animals in the arena when performed by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification includes food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes all raising or care of animals which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.


6208-06 Shows - flower, art

Applies to establishments engaged in managing and conducting art or flower shows. The sponsors are usually responsible for the set up and tear down of the exhibition. The exhibitors and concessionaires are usually independent booth renters. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, coordinating exhibitors, arranging for a facility and utilities, permits or related needs, helping set up/tear down booths, judging, and security personnel. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.


6208-07 Miniature golf courses

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of miniature golf courses. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes miniature golf courses operated in conjunction with an amusement park which are to be reported separately in classification 6208-00.


6208-08 Kiddie rides at permanent locations

Applies to establishments engaged in operating kiddie rides at a permanent location. Ride attendants duties include, but are not limited to, selling tickets, directing patrons getting on and off the rides, keeping order among the patrons waiting to ride, and making sure all belts and safety devices are in the proper place and functioning. This classification includes food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.


6208-09 Race tracks

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation of race tracks such as, but not limited to, stock car, go cart, motorcycle, horse, and drag racing tracks. Employments contemplated by this classification include, but are not limited to, selling tickets, booking events, coordinating participants, and security. This classification includes food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes parimutuel clerks at a horse racing track and cashiers with no other duties who may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met; and the handling of horses or vehicles which is to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.


6208-10 Shooting galleries for air rifles only; Laser tag, war games, paint ball facilities

Applies to establishments engaged in operating shooting galleries for air rifles only. If the air rifle shooting gallery is operated in conjunction with an amusement park, the entire operation is to be reported separately in classification 6208-00. This classification also applies to laser tag, war games, and paint ball facilities. This classification includes ticket sellers, food and beverage operations and care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes operations involving any firearms such as, but not limited to, pistol or rifle ranges, which are to be reported separately in classification 6208-01.


6208-11 Carnival operations, N.O.C.

Applies to those employees of an employer engaged in operating carnivals who are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). These employees are generally employed as ride operators, game attendants, ticket sellers/takers, and traveling clerical workers. This classification includes operations care, custody and maintenance of the above facilities.

This classification excludes clerical office employees who are assigned to a permanent office location with no outside duties, who may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met; employees engaged in driving and/or set up and tear down of all mechanical and nonmechanical rides, concession booths or stands, mobile offices, aid rooms, ticket booths, and all other temporary structures associated with a traveling carnival who are to be reported separately in classification 6207; employees of carnival operations assigned to work in food booths who are to be reported separately in classification 3905; and employees of carnival operations assigned to work in souvenir or gift shops who may be reported separately in classification 6406 provided they have no other duties.

Special note: Permanent shop employees, and those employees assigned to the shop during the winter quartering period, may be reported separately in classification 5206 provided the conditions set forth in WAC 296-17-675 have been met.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-694, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-694, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), 296-17-694, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-694, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-694, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-694, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 76-36, 296-17-694, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, 296-17-694, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-695
Classification 6209.


6209-03 Dude ranch resorts

Applies to establishments engaged in operating a dude ranch resort where vacationers experience the western style of life on a ranch. Activities include, but are not limited to, horseback riding, grooming the ranch animals, hay rides, swimming, ranch style meals, and nightly singing round the campfire. Operations include, but are not limited to, grooming and caring for animals, assisting with horseback riding, preparing ranch style meals and performing maintenance work on the ranch. This classification includes food and beverage operations and clerical office and sales personnel physically located at the resort.

This classification excludes cattle ranches which are to be reported separately in classification 7302.


6209-06 Swimming pools - public; Scuba diving instruction in pool

Applies to establishments engaged in the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools. Work contemplated by this classification includes, but is not limited to, testing and replenishing chemicals in the pool, cleaning the pool, providing lifeguards, providing swimming lessons to the public, food and beverage operations, and clerical office and sales personnel physically located at the above facilities. This classification includes the rental or sale of pool accessories such as paddle boards, fins and swim wear when performed in connection with a swimming pool facility by employees of employers subject to this classification. This classification also applies to scuba diving instructors providing lessons in a swimming pool even though they may not be employed by the swimming pool establishment.

This classification excludes scuba diving not performed in a swimming pool environment which is to be reported separately in classification 0202 and swimming clubs which are to be reported separately in classification 6205.


6209-09 Campgrounds

Applies to establishments engaged in operating public or private campgrounds. Campgrounds offer a variety of facilities ((and activities for)) at which families, groups, and individuals ((to)) can camp overnight in recreational vehicles, cabins, or tents. Typical campgrounds ((have)) may include a main ((office)) building for registration and information((. Many have)), retail stores that sell groceries, souvenirs, camping equipment, fishing gear, and supplies, and/or snack bars, restaurants, game rooms, rental operations for recreational equipment, shower facilities, and laundries((, which are all included in this classification)). Campground activities include, but are not limited to, swimming (in a pool or lake), fishing, boating, hiking, archery, arts and crafts, miniature golf, horseback riding, shuffleboard and other games. Typical occupations include, but are not limited to, counselors, cooks, ground and maintenance personnel, nurses, housekeepers, security guards, lifeguards, store clerks and game attendants. This classification includes clerical office and sales personnel physically located at the above facilities.

This classification excludes day camp operations that do not include overnight accommodations which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification and state park campgrounds which are to be reported separately in the applicable state agency classifications.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-695, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-695, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-695, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-695, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-695, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-695, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-695, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-695, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; Order 76-36, 296-17-695, filed 11/30/76; Order 73-22, 296-17-695, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-712
Classification 6408.


6408-03 Dealers: Farm machinery/implement

Applies to establishments engaged in the sale, lease, and/or rental, of new or used farm machinery and implements. This classification also applies to the service, repair and/or demonstration of those items by the dealer either on their premises or at the customer's site. For purposes of this classification the term farm machinery refers to engine-powered machinery such as, but not limited to, tractors, combines, and swathers, riding mowers, sprayers, pumps, and generators. Implements include, but are not limited to, plows, discs, balers, or rakes which are attached to and/or powered by farm machinery. The variety of merchandise varies with the needs of the geographical area and may be displayed in inside showrooms and/or outside yards. In addition to parts for the machinery or implements, establishments in this classification may carry some automobile parts, hardware items, and supplies such as oil, filters, and belts. This classification includes sales and lot personnel, service managers and employees, parts department employees who have exposure to the service/repair shop or duties related to the sale of farm machinery or implements, towing service for in-shop repairs, delivery of merchandise to the customer, and regional sales and/or service representatives who provide factory service or training to local dealers and other customers. Parts department employees who are not exposed to any hazards of the service/repair shop or have no duties related to the sale of farm machinery or implements may be reported separately in classification 6309.

This classification excludes establishments that repair and/or service farm type tractors, but who are not involved in the sale of them, which are to be reported separately in classification 6409; store operations of dairy equipment and supply dealers which are to be reported separately in classification 6407; the installation, service, or repair of dairy machinery or equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; all field installation, service, or repair work of wind machine dealers which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; and the manufacture or structural repair of heavy machinery or equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 5109.

Special note: Care needs to be taken when considering the assignment of classification 6309 for the sale of parts. Most businesses assigned to classification 6408-03 have an inventory of parts or accessories which they use in the service or repair of farm machinery or implements, or maintain as a convenience to their customers. Only those businesses that maintain a complete line of replacement parts that is physically separated from the service/repair shop should be considered for classification 6309.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-712, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-712, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 96-12-039, 296-17-712, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-712, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-712, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 74-40, 296-17-712, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-712, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-068, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-17-713
Classification 6409.

6409-00 Dealers: Machinery/equipment, N.O.C.;

Service/repair garages: Machinery/equipment, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in the sale, lease, rental, service, and/or repair of new or used machinery and equipment not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). For purposes of this classification the terms machinery or equipment includes, but are not limited to, semi trucks, diesel tractors, buses, construction equipment, concrete barriers and other flagging equipment used in construction projects, logging equipment, transportation equipment, freight hauling equipment, well drilling equipment, power generators, and industrial or manufacturing machinery. Operations of dealers include, but are not limited to, the sale, lease, rental, demonstration, service, or repair of their equipment, either on their premises or at the customer's site, and delivery to customer. The variety of merchandise carried by a machinery and equipment dealer varies with the needs of the geographical area and may be displayed in inside showrooms and/or outside yards. Operations of service centers include diagnostic services, all phases of mechanical service such as, but not limited to, tuning, overhauling and/or rebuilding engines, motors, or transmissions, resurfacing heads, repairing carburetors or fuel injection systems and grinding valves or brakes on equipment or machinery owned by others. In addition to parts for the machinery and equipment, establishments in this classification may carry some automobile parts, hardware items, and supplies such as oil, filters, and belts. This classification includes sales and lot personnel, service managers and employees, parts department employees who have exposure to the service/repair shop or duties related to the sale of machinery/equipment, towing service for in-shop repairs, and regional sales and/or service representatives who provide factory service or training to local dealers and other customers. Parts department employees who are not exposed to any hazards of the service/repair shop or have no duties related to the sale of machinery/equipment may be reported separately in classification 6309. This classification also includes the rental and installation of temporary fences.

This classification excludes farm machinery and equipment dealers who are to be reported separately in classification 6408; ((installation of industrial plant equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603;)) store operations of dairy equipment and supply dealers which is to be reported separately in classification 6407; the installation of industrial plant equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; the installation, service, or repair of dairy machinery or equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; all field installation, service, or repair work of wind machine dealers which is to be reported separately in classification 0603; and the manufacture or structural repair of heavy machinery or equipment which is to be reported separately in classification 5109.

Special note: Care needs to be taken when considering the assignment of classification 6309 for the sale of parts. Most businesses assigned to classification 6409-00 have an inventory of parts or accessories which they use in the service or repair of machinery or equipment, or maintain as a convenience to their customers. Only those businesses that maintain a complete line of replacement parts that is physically separated from the service/repair shop should be considered for classification 6309.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 99-18-068, 296-17-713, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99; 98-18-042, 296-17-713, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-713, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-713, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-713, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 74-40, 296-17-713, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-713, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-729
Classification 6607.


6607-00 Card rooms; bingo parlors or casinos

Applies to establishments engaged in operating card rooms, bingo parlors, or casinos. To qualify for this classification, card rooms must be run as a separate operation when located in a tavern or ((Class H)) restaurant that has a license to sell spirits or hard liquor. If the food and beverage service is provided by the tavern or restaurant for the convenience of the card room operation, then the waiters/waitresses are to be reported separately in the appropriate tavern or restaurant classification. This classification includes employments such as, but not limited to, dealers, security floor managers, janitorial and maintenance staff, and food and beverage operations. Bingo parlors and casinos are usually operated by Native American tribal organizations or by nonprofit organizations to raise funds for charity. This classification applies to any workers these organizations employ to operate bingo or casino games. Typical employments include, but are not limited to, game attendants and helpers, money collectors, callers, card dealers, janitorial and maintenance staff, and food and beverage operations.

Special note: Coverage for Native American tribes conducting a bingo operation is subject to jurisdictional policy.


6607-01 Billiard or pool halls

Applies to establishments engaged in operating billiard or pool halls. This classification could apply to the operation of a billiard or pool hall in connection with another enterprise, such as a bowling alley or skating rink, but only if it is conducted as a separate and distinct operation. This classification includes, but is not limited to, counter personnel who collect money for the rental of billiard and pool equipment, rackers, food and beverage operations, and janitorial and maintenance staff.

This classification excludes clerical office and outside sales personnel who may be reported separately provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met; billiard or pool tables that are provided as part of a bowling center, tavern, or restaurant operation which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.


6607-02 Recreational, social or community centers, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in operating recreational, social or community centers not covered by another classification (N.O.C.) such as, but not limited to, senior centers, community centers for minors, and adult social establishments. These organizations may target a particular age or cultural group. Organizations may provide educational workshops, social interaction, drug prevention programs, crafts and limited physical recreational activities. This classification includes food or beverage operations provided by the center. Organizations in classification 6607 do not require membership fees as opposed to clubs in classification 6205 that charge a fee for membership.

This classification excludes YMCA's and boy/girls clubs which are to be reported separately in classification 6203; health clubs and gymnasiums which are to be reported separately in classification 6204; clubs, N.O.C. such as fraternal organizations which are to be reported separately in classification 6205, and municipal community centers which are to be reported separately in the applicable classification.


6607-03 Indoor playgrounds

Applies to establishments that provide indoor entertainment centers for children. Generally these operations include a playground area consisting of interconnecting tubes, ladders, slides, ball bins, roller slides, and water and/or air beds. The equipment is typically made of plastic, rubber, and/or plexi-glass. Video games may also be available on the premises but generally they are maintained by the game vendor. Typical duties of the employees include, but are not limited to, selling tickets, supervising the playground area, facilitating parties, snack bar operations and light cleaning such as dusting the tubes, vacuuming and cleaning the snack area. The more involved janitorial duties are usually contracted out to a private janitorial firm. Included in this classification is child day care service whereby parents can leave children at the playground for a specific period of time. This service usually places limitations on the time a child may be left at the center.

This classification excludes child day care services not part of an indoor playground operations which are to be reported separately in classifications 6103 and 6104; amusement parks, permanently located kiddie rides, and establishments which provide adult or family sports entertainment, which may include batting cages and miniature golf, which are to be reported separately in classification 6208; and establishments engaged in providing gymnastic training to children which are to be reported separately in classification 6204.

Special note: Normally establishments in this classification do not employ workers who are engaged exclusively in clerical office or sales. However, separate classifications could be assigned provided all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering standard exception employees have been met.


6607-04 Indoor simulated golfing

Applies to establishments engaged in providing computer simulated indoor golf facilities to the public. The operation consists of separate cubicles which house a computer simulated screen and a play area. Customers select a particular course from a list of available courses which are generally exact replicas of famous courses throughout the world. The player hits a golf ball against a canvas screen inside the cubicle; a computer measures the speed and direction of the ball and simulates the shot so the player can view the results on the screen. Facilities may provide a small putting area, a snack area with limited seating, and/or the sale of golf shirts and memorabilia. Typical duties of the workers include monitoring facilities, setting up computers and collecting the admission price, selling memorabilia, food and beverage operations, and light janitorial work.

This classification excludes miniature golf courses and driving ranges which are reported separately in classification 6208.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-729, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-729, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-729, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; Order 73-22, 296-17-729, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-740
Classification 6709.


6709-00 Sheltered workshops

Applies to persons who are disabled, and to developmentally disabled persons who are enrolled as employees of sheltered workshops. Classification 6709-00 applies regardless of the type of work performed. This classification also applies to all staff who operate sheltered workshops, even if the sheltered workshop also operates a work activity center, and to all staff who operate work activity centers.

This classification excludes persons who are most severely disabled, and ((to)) developmentally disabled persons enrolled in work activity centers who are to be reported separately in classification 7309.

Special note: Sheltered workshops may also operate a work activity center at the same location or at a separate site.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-740, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-740, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-740, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-740, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 73-22, 296-17-740, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-748
Classification 6903.


6903-((00))03 Aerial spraying, seeding, crop dusting, or fire fighting

Applies to the flying crew of establishments engaged in aerial spraying, seeding, crop dusting, and fire fighting, which involves the low altitude release of agricultural chemicals, seeds, water, or fire retardant compound.

This classification excludes aircraft ground crew operations which are to be reported separately in classification 6804.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-748, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-748, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 76-36, 296-17-748, filed 11/30/76.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-749
Classification 6904.


6904-00 Salaried fire fighters of cities or towns

Applies to salaried fire fighters of cities and towns. Fire fighters respond to fire alarms and other emergencies, control and extinguish fires, protect lives and property, and maintain fire fighting equipment, administer first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke. They may inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances and may issue citations to building owners listing the fire regulation violations to be corrected. This classification includes paramedics employed by fire departments.

See classifications 0803, 1301, ((1404, 1501,)) 1507, 6901, 6905, and 6906 for other city or town operations.

Special note: State Fund workers' compensation is not provided to volunteer firemen covered by chapter 41.24 RCW and emergency services workers covered by chapter 38.52 RCW.


6904-01 Salaried fire fighters of counties and taxing districts

Applies to salaried fire fighters of counties and taxing districts. Fire fighters respond to fire alarms and other emergencies, control and extinguish fires, protect lives and property, and maintain fire fighting equipment, administer first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke. They may inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances and may issue citations to building owners listing the fire regulation violations to be corrected. This classification includes paramedics employed by fire departments.

See classifications 1301, ((1404,)) 1501, 1507, 6901, 6905, and 6906 for other ((city or town)) county and taxing district operations.

Special note: State Fund workers' compensation is not provided to volunteer firemen covered by chapter 41.24 RCW and emergency services workers covered by chapter 38.52 RCW.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-749, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-749, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; Order 77-27, 296-17-749, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, 296-17-749, filed 12/1/77.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-751
Classification 6906.


6906-00 Volunteer law enforcement officers of cities and towns - medical aid only

Applies to medical aid coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers of cities and towns for whom the cities or towns have elected coverage. Duties of law enforcement officers include, but are not limited to, directing traffic, patrolling by motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot or horseback, preventing crimes, investigating disturbances of the peace, arresting violators, conducting criminal investigations, giving first aid, and guarding persons detained at the police station.

This classification excludes salaried law enforcement officers and volunteer law enforcement officers for whom the cities or towns have elected full coverage who are to be reported separately in classification 6905.

See classifications 0803, 1301, ((1404)) 1507, 5305, 6901, 6904, and 6905 for other city or town operations.

Special note: This coverage is optional for volunteer law enforcement officers. To elect coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers, the city or town must submit a completed Application for Optional Coverage to the department. Conditions of coverage are outlined on the application. If coverage is provided, all law enforcement officers must be included.


6906-01 Volunteer law enforcement officers of counties, taxing districts and Native American tribal councils - medical aid only

Applies to medical aid coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers of counties, taxing districts and Native American tribal councils for whom the counties, taxing districts or Native American tribal councils have elected coverage. Duties of law enforcement officers include, but are not limited to, directing traffic, patrolling by motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot or horseback, preventing crimes, investigating disturbances of the peace, arresting violators, conducting criminal investigations, giving first aid, and guarding persons detained at the police station.

This classification excludes salaried law enforcement officers and volunteer law enforcement officers for whom the counties, taxing districts or Native American tribal councils have elected full coverage, who are to be reported separately in classification 6905. See classifications 1301, ((1404,)) 1501, 1507, 5306, 6901, 6904, and 6905 for other county or taxing district operations.

Special note: This coverage is optional for volunteer law enforcement officers. To elect coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers, the counties, taxing districts or Native American tribal councils must submit a completed Application for Optional Coverage to the department. Conditions of coverage are outlined on the application. If coverage is provided, all law enforcement officers must be included.


6906-02 Volunteer law enforcement officers of state agencies - medical aid only

Applies to medical aid coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers of state agencies for whom the state agencies have elected coverage. Duties of law enforcement officers include, but are not limited to, directing traffic, patrolling by motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot or horseback, preventing crimes, investigating disturbances of the peace, arresting violators, conducting criminal investigations, giving first aid, and guarding persons detained at the police station.

This classification excludes salaried law enforcement officers and volunteer law enforcement officers for whom the state agencies have elected full coverage who are to be reported separately in classification 7103.

See classifications 4902, 4906, 5307, 7103, and 7201 for other state government operations.

Special note: This coverage is optional for volunteer law enforcement officers. To elect coverage for volunteer law enforcement officers, the state agencies must submit a completed Application for Optional Coverage to the department. Conditions of coverage are outlined on the application. If coverage is provided, all law enforcement officers must be included.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-751, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-751, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-751, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-27, 296-17-751, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, 296-17-751, filed 12/1/77.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-18-042, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98)

WAC 296-17-779
Classification 7309.


7309-00 Work activity centers

Applies only to the most severely disabled persons, and to developmentally disabled persons whose handicaps are so severe as to make their productivity inconsequential, and who are included on the center's certificate for special minimum wage issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

This classification excludes all staff who operate work activity centers and all staff who operate sheltered workshops, even if the sheltered workshop also operates a work activity center, who are to be reported separately in classification 6709, and ((to)) disabled persons((,)) and ((to)) developmentally disabled persons enrolled in sheltered workshops who are to be reported separately in classification 6709.

Special note: Work activity centers differ from sheltered workshops in the severity of the impairments of the participants.

While the workers' compensation rates for classifications 7309 and 6709 are identical, the premiums for classification 7309 are calculated on a piece rate basis to reflect the limited productivity of the workers covered by this classification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-779, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-063, 296-17-779, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-779, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 84-11-034 (Order 84-11), 296-17-779, filed 5/15/84.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-055, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99)

WAC 296-17-855
Experience modification.

The basis of the experience modification shall be a comparison of the actual losses charged to an employer during the experience period with the losses which would be expected for an average employer reporting the same exposures in each classification. The comparison shall contain actuarial refinements designed to mitigate the effects of losses which may be considered catastrophic or of doubtful statistical significance, due consideration being given to the volume of the employer's experience. Except for those employers who qualify for an adjusted experience modification as specified in WAC 296-17-860 or 296-17-865, the experience modification shall be calculated from the formula:


MODIFICATION

=
Ap+ WAe+ (1-W) Ee+ B
E+ B

The components Ap, WAe, and (1-W) Ee are values which shall be charged against an employer's experience record. The component, E, shall be the expected value of these charges for an average employer reporting the same exposures in each classification. The meaning and function of each symbol in the formula is specified below.

"Ap" signifies "primary actual losses." For each claim the primary actual loss is defined as that portion of the claim which is considered completely rateable for all employers and which is to enter the experience modification calculation at its full value. For each claim in excess of (($10,072)) $10,504 the primary actual loss shall be determined from the formula:

PRIMARY LOSS = 26,260
x total loss
Total loss + 15,756

Primary actual losses for selected claim values are shown in Table I. For each claim less than $10,504 the full value of the claim shall be considered a primary loss.

"Ae" signifies "excess actual losses." For each claim the excess actual loss is defined as that portion of the claim which is not considered completely rateable for all employers. The excess actual loss for each claim shall be determined by subtracting the primary loss from the total loss.

"W" signifies "W value." For each employer, the W value determines the portion of the actual excess losses which shall be included in the calculation of his experience modification, due consideration being given to the volume of his experience. This amount is represented by the symbol "WAe" in the experience modification formula. W values are set forth in Table II.

"E" signifies "expected losses." An employer's expected losses shall be determined by multiplying his reported exposure in each classification during the experience period by the classification expected loss rate. Expected loss rates are set forth in Table III.

"Ee" signifies "expected excess losses." Expected losses in each classification shall be multiplied by the classification "D-Ratio" to obtain "expected primary losses." Expected excess losses shall then be calculated by subtracting expected primary losses from expected total losses. Each employer shall have a statistical charge included in the calculation of his experience modification, said charge to be actuarially equivalent to the amount forgiven an average employer because of the exclusion of a portion of his excess actual losses. This charge is represented by "(1-W) Ee" in the experience modification formula. D-Ratios are set forth in Table III.

"B" signifies "B value" or "ballast." In order to limit the effect of a single severe accident on the modification of a small employer, a stabilizing element (B value) shall be added to both actual and expected losses. B values are set forth in Table II.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 99-24-055, 296-17-855, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-24-094, 296-17-855, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99; 97-24-062, 296-17-855, filed 12/1/97, effective 1/1/98; 96-24-063, 296-17-855, filed 11/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 95-23-080, 296-17-855, filed 11/20/95, effective 1/1/96; 94-24-007, 296-17-855, filed 11/28/94, effective 1/1/95; 93-24-114, 296-17-855, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 93-12-093, 296-17-855, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 92-24-063, 296-17-855, filed 11/30/92, effective 1/1/93; 91-24-053, 296-17-855, filed 11/27/91, effective 1/1/92; 90-24-042, 296-17-855, filed 11/30/90, effective 1/1/91; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-855, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020. 88-24-012 (Order 88-30), 296-17-855, filed 12/1/88, effective 1/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), 296-17-855, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 86-24-042 (Order 86-41), 296-17-855, filed 11/26/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-855, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 84-24-016 (Order 84-23), 296-17-855, filed 11/28/84, effective 1/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-855, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-855, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-855, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-855, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), 296-17-855, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80; Order 77-27, 296-17-855, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 74-40, 296-17-855, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-855, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-055, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99)

WAC 296-17-885
Table III.



Expected Loss Rates and D-Ratios

for Indicated Fiscal Year

Expected Loss Rates in Dollars Per Worker Hour



Class 1996 1997 1998 D-Ratio
0101 1.1939 1.1467 0.9438 0.408
0103 1.5073 1.4525 1.2134 0.443
0104 0.8558 0.8231 0.6820 0.423
0105 1.0556 1.0246 0.8809 0.506
0106 1.1939 1.1467 0.9438 0.408
0107 0.9855 0.9500 0.7957 0.450
0108 0.8558 0.8231 0.6820 0.423
0112 0.5559 0.5373 0.4537 0.465
0201 2.3887 2.2871 1.8550 0.373
0202 2.3887 2.2871 1.8550 0.373
0210 0.8052 0.7756 0.6483 0.447
0212 0.7489 0.7197 0.5932 0.410
0214 0.9580 0.9248 0.7798 0.467
0217 0.9966 0.9621 0.8101 0.461
0219 0.9043 0.8716 0.7283 0.442
0301 0.5087 0.4954 0.4311 0.533
0302 1.6845 1.6105 1.3022 0.371
0303 1.6352 1.5683 1.2844 0.398
0306 0.8583 0.8259 0.6871 0.435
0307 0.6389 0.6189 0.5289 0.495
0308 0.4671 0.4563 0.4023 0.566
0403 1.3011 1.2588 1.0637 0.462
0502 1.2196 1.1728 0.9719 0.425
0504 1.2033 1.1569 0.9522 0.402
0506 3.5412 3.3986 2.7796 0.389
0507 2.7558 2.6539 2.2051 0.426
0508 2.5763 2.4610 1.9760 0.351
0509 1.5473 1.4834 1.2109 0.389
0510 1.2436 1.2000 1.0069 0.451
0511 1.1017 1.0649 0.9024 0.477
0512 1.1159 1.0777 0.9087 0.464
0513 0.6194 0.5992 0.5103 0.490
0514 1.0931 1.0603 0.9082 0.495
0515 2.8938 2.7752 2.2699 0.394
0516 1.2436 1.2000 1.0069 0.451
0517 1.4134 1.3687 1.1641 0.480
0518 1.3861 1.3306 1.0937 0.407
0519 1.5467 1.4937 1.2555 0.452
0520 1.3443 1.2905 1.0632 0.414
0521 1.0583 1.0176 0.8392 0.409
0601 0.4792 0.4653 0.4019 0.522
0602 0.3884 0.3782 0.3312 0.556
0603 0.7383 0.7097 0.5875 0.423
0604 0.9155 0.8881 0.7591 0.488
0606 0.2857 0.2797 0.2490 0.585
0607 0.3179 0.3085 0.2656 0.509
0608 0.2370 0.2306 0.1995 0.519
0701 1.6925 1.6123 1.2870 0.347
0803 0.3311 0.3227 0.2828 0.553
0901 1.3861 1.3306 1.0937 0.407
1002 0.7360 0.7151 0.6168 0.513
1003 0.7275 0.7070 0.6090 0.506
1004 0.4302 0.4160 0.3520 0.467
1005 5.3289 5.0987 4.1192 0.363
1007 0.2921 0.2832 0.2428 0.505
1101 0.4690 0.4578 0.4022 0.556
1102 1.0844 1.0456 0.8743 0.442
1103 0.6474 0.6271 0.5336 0.481
1104 0.3599 0.3529 0.3156 0.595
1105 0.7016 0.6806 0.5821 0.490
1106 0.2817 0.2752 0.2410 0.539
1108 0.4023 0.3927 0.3448 0.554
1109 0.7378 0.7190 0.6256 0.529
1301 0.3955 0.3849 0.3349 0.535
1303 0.1462 0.1426 0.1255 0.562
1304 0.0200 0.0195 0.0170 0.533
1305 0.3291 0.3200 0.2756 0.503
1401 0.4823 0.4692 0.4058 0.515
1404 0.4292 0.4177 0.3635 0.535
1405 0.3231 0.3142 0.2715 0.512
1407 0.4292 0.4177 0.3635 0.535
1501 0.3614 0.3519 0.3071 0.544
1507 0.3683 0.3588 0.3135 0.547
1701 0.6051 0.5872 0.5042 0.504
1702 1.4905 1.4290 1.1665 0.388
1703 0.3453 0.3297 0.2621 0.318
1704 0.6051 0.5872 0.5042 0.504
1801 0.6960 0.6701 0.5543 0.413
1802 0.6108 0.5932 0.5106 0.508
2002 0.5359 0.5235 0.4607 0.557
2004 0.5662 0.5548 0.4956 0.596
2005 0.2808 0.2749 0.2435 0.568
2007 0.3961 0.3844 0.3297 0.498
2008 0.2345 0.2280 0.1973 0.518
2009 0.2808 0.2749 0.2435 0.568
2101 0.5838 0.5661 0.4825 0.481
2102 0.3754 0.3666 0.3223 0.554
2104 0.2307 0.2263 0.2022 0.589
2105 0.5375 0.5234 0.4574 0.547
2106 0.2889 0.2816 0.2453 0.529
2201 0.2091 0.2034 0.1761 0.520
2202 0.4541 0.4435 0.3916 0.570
2203 0.2977 0.2921 0.2620 0.604
2204 0.2091 0.2034 0.1761 0.520
2401 0.3217 0.3152 0.2805 0.583
2903 0.5305 0.5191 0.4608 0.579
2904 0.6295 0.6120 0.5271 0.504
2905 0.4022 0.3950 0.3561 0.619
2906 0.2930 0.2855 0.2496 0.547
2907 0.4327 0.4220 0.3693 0.544
2908 0.8003 0.7776 0.6709 0.514
2909 0.3354 0.3275 0.2880 0.555
3101 0.6005 0.5798 0.4867 0.449
3102 0.1970 0.1924 0.1697 0.565
3103 0.6360 0.6135 0.5107 0.423
3104 0.4637 0.4486 0.3800 0.473
3105 0.6444 0.6306 0.5618 0.592
3303 0.2307 0.2254 0.1985 0.559
3304 0.4602 0.4497 0.3957 0.555
3309 0.3272 0.3200 0.2833 0.570
3401 0.3449 0.3348 0.2875 0.502
3402 0.3492 0.3406 0.2988 0.553
3403 0.1657 0.1606 0.1367 0.478
3404 0.3659 0.3575 0.3156 0.567
3405 0.2018 0.1972 0.1746 0.576
3406 0.2045 0.1997 0.1757 0.556
3407 0.3332 0.3249 0.2855 0.563
3408 0.1031 0.1008 0.0891 0.572
3409 0.0914 0.0897 0.0805 0.606
3410 0.1808 0.1773 0.1580 0.582
3411 0.3449 0.3348 0.2875 0.502
3412 0.3695 0.3586 0.3077 0.501
3413 0.4159 0.4056 0.3555 0.552
3414 0.4155 0.4042 0.3501 0.523
3415 0.4924 0.4787 0.4131 0.513
3501 0.7484 0.7243 0.6132 0.466
3503 0.2360 0.2322 0.2095 0.609
3506 0.8404 0.8091 0.6771 0.454
3509 0.3243 0.3185 0.2872 0.620
3510 0.3273 0.3200 0.2831 0.571
3511 0.5048 0.4917 0.4277 0.530
3512 0.3206 0.3148 0.2831 0.609
3513 0.3679 0.3588 0.3136 0.539
3602 0.0966 0.0949 0.0853 0.609
3603 0.4154 0.4056 0.3565 0.554
3604 0.9761 0.9536 0.8408 0.564
3605 0.3937 0.3836 0.3352 0.545
3701 0.1970 0.1924 0.1697 0.565
3702 0.3398 0.3326 0.2959 0.588
3708 0.4023 0.3911 0.3370 0.508
3802 0.1240 0.1221 0.1108 0.628
3808 0.3326 0.3232 0.2790 0.513
3901 0.1368 0.1345 0.1213 0.609
3902 0.3080 0.3011 0.2654 0.561
3903 1.0013 0.9759 0.8466 0.516
3905 0.1368 0.1345 0.1213 0.609
3906 0.3495 0.3411 0.2999 0.556
3909 0.1498 0.1471 0.1319 0.601
4002 0.7897 0.7681 0.6696 0.548
4101 0.2092 0.2046 0.1810 0.574
4103 0.2325 0.2294 0.2103 0.659
4107 0.1134 0.1108 0.0976 0.560
4108 0.1358 0.1321 0.1143 0.516
4109 0.1949 0.1905 0.1680 0.563
4201 0.3979 0.3861 0.3339 0.530
4301 0.6281 0.6127 0.5344 0.533
4302 0.4574 0.4448 0.3861 0.532
4304 0.5898 0.5753 0.5029 0.542
4305 0.7930 0.7701 0.6665 0.527
4401 0.3548 0.3444 0.2935 0.474
4402 0.5804 0.5661 0.4957 0.546
4404 0.3185 0.3095 0.2660 0.496
4501 0.1260 0.1231 0.1089 0.567
4502 0.0383 0.0374 0.0328 0.548
4504 0.0807 0.0794 0.0719 0.623
4601 0.5307 0.5166 0.4478 0.520
4802 0.1816 0.1770 0.1539 0.527
4803 0.1700 0.1667 0.1485 0.584
4804 0.4457 0.4358 0.3852 0.567
4805 0.2406 0.2350 0.2062 0.547
4806 0.0454 0.0442 0.0386 0.527
4808 0.3688 0.3581 0.3076 0.500
4809 0.2292 0.2245 0.2004 0.590
4810 0.1170 0.1144 0.1005 0.542
4811 0.1931 0.1893 0.1688 0.587
4812 0.2737 0.2672 0.2348 0.557
4813 0.1417 0.1382 0.1203 0.527
4900 0.3581 0.3467 0.2946 0.479
4901 0.0514 0.0500 0.0433 0.524
4902 0.0654 0.0639 0.0564 0.571
4903 0.0542 0.0529 0.0466 0.564
4904 0.0237 0.0232 0.0206 0.580
4905 0.2640 0.2592 0.2317 0.588
4906 0.0683 0.0668 0.0591 0.575
4907 0.0494 0.0481 0.0420 0.536
4908 0.1087 0.1081 0.1003 0.662
4909 0.0471 0.0466 0.0423 0.614
4910 0.3214 0.3137 0.2750 0.546
5001 3.9217 3.7561 3.0558 0.383
5002 0.4225 0.4118 0.3609 0.553
5003 1.2004 1.1526 0.9479 0.407
5004 1.0217 0.9900 0.8407 0.471
5005 0.7502 0.7217 0.5987 0.426
5006 1.2771 1.2277 1.0139 0.415
5101 0.7103 0.6964 0.6238 0.604
5103 0.6357 0.6236 0.5576 0.594
5106 0.6357 0.6236 0.5576 0.594
5108 0.5471 0.5353 0.4749 0.578
5109 0.5455 0.5284 0.4505 0.487
5201 0.2641 0.2570 0.2235 0.532
5204 0.6886 0.6681 0.5724 0.496
5206 0.3581 0.3467 0.2946 0.479
5207 0.1363 0.1344 0.1224 0.637
5208 0.6472 0.6300 0.5478 0.531
5209 0.5947 0.5785 0.5018 0.527
5301 0.0269 0.0262 0.0234 0.583
5305 0.0440 0.0433 0.0395 0.645
5306 0.0390 0.0382 0.0339 0.581
5307 0.3023 0.2945 0.2574 0.548
6103 0.0631 0.0622 0.0562 0.619
6104 0.2404 0.2359 0.2116 0.604
6105 0.1609 0.1568 0.1367 0.535
6107 0.0934 0.0916 0.0818 0.583
6108 0.3407 0.3349 0.3016 0.610
6109 0.0579 0.0565 0.0496 0.553
6110 0.3303 0.3223 0.2822 0.545
6201 0.2625 0.2543 0.2168 0.487
6202 0.5379 0.5227 0.4475 0.486
6203 0.0671 0.0664 0.0611 0.657
6204 0.1304 0.1279 0.1146 0.597
6205 0.1840 0.1802 0.1601 0.581
6206 0.1618 0.1588 0.1423 0.604
6207 1.1898 1.1689 1.0440 0.580
6208 0.2305 0.2258 0.1989 0.543
6209 0.2066 0.2027 0.1809 0.584
6301 0.1144 0.1104 0.0923 0.440
6302 0.1388 0.1354 0.1177 0.524
6303 0.0584 0.0569 0.0496 0.533
6304 0.1783 0.1918 0.0615 0.638
6305 0.0673 0.0684 0.1766 0.605
6306 0.2022 0.1981 0.1766 0.590
6308 0.0447 0.0438 0.1135 0.578
6309 0.1130 0.1278 0.1992 0.575
6402 0.2177 0.2216 0.1284 0.613
6403 0.1288 0.1441 0.1388 0.581
6404 0.1499 0.1545 0.3948 0.604
6405 0.4670 0.4545 0.3948 0.528
6406 0.0575 0.0604 0.1663 0.621
6407 0.1915 0.1875 0.1663 0.575
6408 0.2601 0.2549 0.2282 0.603
6409 0.4159 0.4056 0.3555 0.552
6410 0.1641 0.1597 0.1383 0.515
6501 0.0948 0.0934 0.0851 0.652
6502 0.0232 0.0226 0.0199 0.553
6503 0.0578 0.0562 0.0484 0.516
6504 0.3187 0.3141 0.2847 0.621
6505 0.0843 0.0825 0.0730 0.557
6506 0.0691 0.0715 0.2024 0.558
6508 0.2377 0.2324 0.2046 0.554
6509 0.2345 0.2294 0.2024 0.558
6510 0.2727 0.2653 0.2289 0.505
6511 0.2832 0.2768 0.2431 0.546
6601 0.1519 0.1491 0.1334 0.594
6602 0.3542 0.3462 0.3054 0.562
6603 0.2953 0.2883 0.2529 0.549
6604 0.0524 0.0511 0.0443 0.509
6605 0.2578 0.2556 0.2380 0.688
6607 0.1427 0.1398 0.1247 0.586
6608 0.3068 0.2964 0.2502 0.464
6620 1.6084 1.5726 1.4009 0.597
6704 0.0979 0.0960 0.0856 0.591
6705 0.6298 0.6207 0.5653 0.637
6706 0.3234 0.3173 0.2828 0.579
6707 1.3625 1.3380 1.2018 0.603
6708 5.8152 5.6516 4.7942 0.448
6709 0.1660 0.1637 0.1495 0.642
6801 0.2373 0.2317 0.2047 0.577
6802 0.3478 0.3415 0.3066 0.603
6803 0.6579 0.6298 0.5092 0.363
6804 0.1812 0.1775 0.1587 0.597
6809 4.3146 4.2483 3.8343 0.607
6901 0.0447 0.0453 0.0440 0.756
6902 0.6917 0.6640 0.5445 0.399
6903 4.5443 4.3263 3.4170 0.311
6904 0.2089 0.2046 0.1838 0.620
6905 0.2474 0.2419 0.2151 0.591
6906 0.1124 0.1130 0.1072 0.689
6907 0.8930 0.8704 0.7620 0.551
6908 0.4197 0.4100 0.3626 0.576
6909 0.0864 0.0847 0.0756 0.595
7100 0.0252 0.0245 0.0210 0.488
7101 0.0252 0.0245 0.0210 0.488
7102 3.3121 3.2662 2.9421 0.590
7103 0.2809 0.2729 0.2359 0.519
7104 0.0211 0.0208 0.0186 0.597
7105 0.0208 0.0205 0.0186 0.636
7106 0.1295 0.1268 0.1125 0.576
7107 0.2177 0.2137 0.1918 0.603
7108 0.1858 0.1831 0.1667 0.632
7109 0.1289 0.1268 0.1146 0.616
7110 0.2860 0.2772 0.2367 0.489
7111 0.3433 0.3352 0.2947 0.556
7112 0.4935 0.4824 0.4267 0.573
7113 0.4771 0.4662 0.4123 0.572
7114 0.5884 0.5814 0.5353 0.665
7115 0.4282 0.4201 0.3774 0.610
7116 0.4116 0.4020 0.3532 0.552
7117 0.8533 0.8384 0.7568 0.622
7118 1.1243 1.0992 0.9749 0.580
7119 1.5635 1.5281 1.3547 0.582
7120 4.2819 4.1663 3.6016 0.512
7121 4.2481 4.1311 3.5690 0.513
7201 0.8874 0.8617 0.7461 0.530
7202 0.0335 0.0325 0.0278 0.490
7203 0.1041 0.1021 0.0908 0.571
7204 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.500
7301 0.4611 0.4466 0.3794 0.474
7302 0.5830 0.5687 0.4971 0.540
7307 0.4690 0.4592 0.4067 0.569
7308 0.2079 0.2050 0.1866 0.629
7309 0.1660 0.1637 0.1495 0.642

Expected Loss Rates in Dollars Per Sq. Ft.

of Wallboard Installed


Class 1996 1997 1998 D-Ratio
0522 0.0177 0.0170 0.0140 0.408
0523 0.0117 0.0113 0.0093 0.413
0524 0.0128 0.0122 0.0102 0.445
0525 0.0080 0.0077 0.0064 0.426
0526 0.0074 0.0071 0.0058 0.402
0527 0.0005 0.0005 0.0004 0.373
0528 0.0018 0.0018 0.0015 0.413
0529 0.0012 0.0011 0.0010 0.408
0530 0.0179 0.0172 0.0141 0.396
0531 0.0103 0.0099 0.0081 0.408
0532 0.0009 0.0009 0.0006 0.410
0533 0.0028 0.0027 0.0022 0.398
0534 0.0018 0.0018 0.0015 0.413
7900 0.0140 0.0133 0.0109 0.394
7901 0.0075 0.0071 0.0058 0.414

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 99-24-055, 296-17-885, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-24-094, 296-17-885, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99; 97-24-062, 296-17-885, filed 12/1/97, effective 1/1/98; 96-24-063, 296-17-885, filed 11/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 96-12-039, 296-17-885, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 95-23-080, 296-17-885, filed 11/20/95, effective 1/1/96; 94-24-007, 296-17-885, filed 11/28/94, effective 1/1/95; 93-24-114, 296-17-885, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 92-24-063, 296-17-885, filed 11/30/92, effective 1/1/93; 91-24-053, 296-17-885, filed 11/27/91, effective 1/1/92; 91-12-014, 296-17-885, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91; 90-24-042, 296-17-885, filed 11/30/90, effective 1/1/91; 90-13-018, 296-17-885, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-885, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-885, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020. 88-24-012 (Order 88-30), 296-17-885, filed 12/1/88, effective 1/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-065 (Order 88-05), 296-17-885, filed 5/31/88; 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-885, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; 88-06-047 (Order 87-33), 296-17-885, filed 3/1/88; 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), 296-17-885, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-885, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 86-24-042 (Order 86-41), 296-17-885, filed 11/26/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), 296-17-885, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-885, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-885, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 84-24-016 (Order 84-23), 296-17-885, filed 11/28/84, effective 1/1/85; 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-885, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-885, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-885, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-885, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), 296-17-885, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), 296-17-885, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79, effective 1/1/80. Order 77-27, 296-17-885, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, 296-17-885, filed 12/1/77; Order 77-10, 296-17-885, filed 5/31/77; Order 76-36, 296-17-885, filed 11/30/76; Order 76-18, 296-17-885, filed 5/28/76, effective 7/1/76; Order 75-38, 296-17-885, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-885, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-885, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-055, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99)

WAC 296-17-895
Industrial insurance accident fund base rates and medical aid base rates by class of industry.

Industrial insurance accident fund and medical aid fund base rates by class of industry shall be as set forth below.


Base Rates Effective

January 1, 2000


Class


Accident

Fund


Medical Aid

Fund

0101 1.4810 0.4577
0103 1.8262 0.6143
0104 1.0473 0.3386
0105 1.1778 0.5060
0107 1.2067 0.3948
0108 1.0473 0.3386
0112 0.6448 0.2465
0201 2.9857 0.8855
0202 2.9857 0.8855
0210 0.9985 0.3136
0212 0.9109 0.2982
0214 1.1713 0.3871
0217 1.1911 0.4198
0219 1.0819 0.3771
0301 0.5386 0.2638
0302 2.2052 0.5609
0303 2.0698 0.5970
0306 1.0694 0.3290
0307 0.7365 0.2889
0308 0.4889 0.2486
0403 1.4257 0.6283
0502 1.5158 0.4691
0504 1.4086 0.5132
0506 4.2577 1.4303
0507 3.2528 1.1692
0508 3.2905 0.9007
0509 1.9403 0.5744
0510 1.4622 0.5360
0511 1.3130 0.4677
0512 1.3244 0.4755
0513 0.7452 0.2605
0514 1.1920 0.5367
0516 1.4622 0.5360
0517 1.5787 0.6686
0518 1.7400 0.5167
0519 1.7700 0.6973
0521 1.2547 0.4422
0601 0.5556 0.2174
0602 0.4468 0.1808
0603 0.9189 0.2823
0604 0.9710 0.4662
0606 0.2812 0.1638
0607 0.3519 0.1535
0608 0.2497 0.1231
0701 2.3470 0.4721
0803 0.3611 0.1662
0901 1.7400 0.5167
1002 0.8033 0.3641
1003 0.7624 0.3790
1004 0.4858 0.1988
1005 6.6700 1.9655
1007 0.3400 0.1308
1101 0.4888 0.2500
1102 1.2820 0.4622
1103 0.7271 0.3044
1104 0.3456 0.2127
1105 0.7534 0.3523
1106 0.2639 0.1679
1108 0.4156 0.2164
1109 0.7450 0.4047
1301 0.4355 0.1955
1303 0.1571 0.0750
1304 0.0201 0.0110
1305 0.3350 0.1775
1401 0.4982 0.2566
1404 0.4682 0.2141
1405 0.3274 0.1749
1407 0.4682 0.2141
1501 0.3981 0.1785
1507 0.4046 0.1830
1701 0.6762 0.2890
1702 1.8518 0.5635
1703 0.4091 0.1393
1704 0.6762 0.2890
1801 0.7950 0.3095
1802 0.6686 0.3011
2002 0.5340 0.3009
2004 0.5687 0.3193
2007 0.4276 0.1980
2008 0.2457 0.1223
2009 0.2635 0.1682
2101 0.6212 0.2961
2102 0.3743 0.2102
2104 0.2116 0.1422
2105 0.5992 0.2613
2106 0.2858 0.1620
2201 0.2216 0.1079
2202 0.4816 0.2378
2203 0.2920 0.1725
2204 0.2216 0.1079
2401 0.3079 0.1902
2903 0.5289 0.2997
2904 0.6471 0.3356
2905 0.4016 0.2299
2906 0.3143 0.1497
2907 0.4442 0.2338
2908 0.8738 0.3957
2909 0.3347 0.1877
3101 0.6838 0.2725
3102 0.2030 0.1068
3103 0.6897 0.3074
3104 0.5334 0.2092
3105 0.6753 0.3453
3303 0.2316 0.1282
3304 0.4488 0.2646
3309 0.3224 0.1870
3402 0.3658 0.1845
3403 0.1772 0.0830
3404 0.3761 0.1989
3405 0.2110 0.1076
3406 0.2045 0.1140
3407 0.3728 0.1622
3408 0.1053 0.0566
3409 0.0885 0.0537
3410 0.1620 0.1136
3411 0.3758 0.1700
3412 0.4089 0.1784
3414 0.4443 0.2116
3415 0.5281 0.2497
3501 0.8237 0.3608
3503 0.2027 0.1552
3506 1.0885 0.2990
3509 0.3232 0.1857
3510 0.3309 0.1816
3511 0.5212 0.2697
3512 0.3033 0.1928
3513 0.3650 0.2059
3602 0.0918 0.0579
3603 0.4186 0.2302
3604 0.9976 0.5332
3605 0.4214 0.2020
3701 0.2030 0.1068
3702 0.3490 0.1860
3708 0.4216 0.2095
3802 0.1108 0.0793
3808 0.3565 0.1684
3901 0.1183 0.0891
3902 0.3053 0.1743
3903 0.9482 0.5856
3905 0.1183 0.0891
3906 0.3595 0.1892
3909 0.1376 0.0924
4002 0.9376 0.3490
4101 0.2163 0.1133
4103 0.2180 0.1434
4107 0.1152 0.0622
4108 0.1400 0.0722
4109 0.1969 0.1081
4201 0.4860 0.1659
4301 0.6183 0.3550
4302 0.5121 0.2198
4304 0.6042 0.3201
4305 0.9220 0.3592
4401 0.3513 0.1956
4402 0.5945 0.3142
4404 0.3177 0.1750
4501 0.1220 0.0731
4502 0.0382 0.0214
4504 0.0735 0.0505
4601 0.5386 0.2885
4802 0.1821 0.1003
4803 0.1588 0.1028
4804 0.4376 0.2549
4805 0.2333 0.1386
4806 0.0433 0.0264
4808 0.3935 0.1873
4809 0.2231 0.1332
4810 0.1017 0.0746
4811 0.1813 0.1162
4812 0.2852 0.1460
4813 0.1369 0.0816
4900 0.4065 0.1652
4901 0.0554 0.0259
4902 0.0695 0.0342
4903 0.0575 0.0282
4904 0.0228 0.0138
4905 0.2364 0.1665
4906 0.0708 0.0369
4907 0.0493 0.0275
4908 0.0625 0.0912
4909 0.0291 0.0379
4910 0.3193 0.1804
5001 4.9973 1.4029
5002 0.4594 0.2129
5003 1.4897 0.4589
5004 1.0828 0.5182
5005 0.9198 0.2971
5006 1.5668 0.5027
5101 0.7194 0.3975
5103 0.6000 0.3818
5106 0.6000 0.3818
5108 0.5495 0.3058
5109 0.6137 0.2556
5201 0.2842 0.1337
5204 0.7497 0.3395
5206 0.4065 0.1652
5207 0.1185 0.0891
5208 0.6897 0.3322
5209 0.6450 0.2979
5301 0.0265 0.0153
5305 0.0423 0.0264
5306 0.0385 0.0223
5307 0.3314 0.1505
6103 0.0547 0.0412
6104 0.2342 0.1404
6105 0.1654 0.0865
6107 0.0797 0.0609
6108 0.3101 0.2127
6109 0.0596 0.0313
6110 0.3336 0.1821
6201 0.2958 0.1227
6202 0.5296 0.2996
6203 0.0543 0.0466
6204 0.1214 0.0793
6205 0.1820 0.1050
6206 0.1589 0.0935
6207 0.9702 0.8076
6208 0.1820 0.1583
6209 0.1844 0.1302
6301 0.1303 0.0516
6302 0.1337 0.0800
6303 0.0584 0.0323
6304 0.1693 0.1273
6305 0.0623 0.0441
6306 0.2000 0.1154
6308 0.0443 0.0254
6309 0.1223 0.0785
6402 0.2307 0.1256
6403 0.1312 0.0927
6404 0.1445 0.0972
6405 0.4945 0.2414
6406 0.0558 0.0385
6407 0.1836 0.1125
6408 0.2677 0.1429
6409 0.4427 0.2154
6410 0.1609 0.0922
6501 0.0962 0.0539
6502 0.0227 0.0133
6503 0.0660 0.0267
6504 0.2662 0.2143
6505 0.0719 0.0547
6506 0.0676 0.0442
6509 0.2173 0.1419
6510 0.2701 0.1518
6511 0.2628 0.1707
6601 0.1411 0.0927
6602 0.3517 0.2001
6603 0.2948 0.1646
6604 0.0471 0.0321
6605 0.2050 0.1830
6607 0.1360 0.0847
6608 0.3576 0.1349
6614 702.0000 * 637.0000 *
6615 256.0000 * 233.0000 *
6616 217.0000 * 197.0000 *
6617 78.0000 * 71.0000 *
6618 78.0000 * 71.0000 *
6620 1.7802 0.8015
6704 0.0947 0.0572
6705 0.5606 0.4042
6706 0.2828 0.2070
6707 1.2593 0.8374
6708 4.7253 3.8209
6709 0.1444 0.1087
6801 0.2634 0.1169
6802 0.3198 0.2141
6803 0.7992 0.2560
6804 0.1818 0.1020
6809 3.4753 2.9677
6901 0.0000 0.0509
6902 0.8522 0.2676
6903 5.7734 1.5612
6904 0.2367 0.1021
6905 0.2683 0.1267
6906 0.0000 0.1267
6907 0.9736 0.4491
6908 0.4520 0.2161
6909 0.0853 0.0495
7100 0.0245 0.0142
7101 0.0245 0.0142
7102 2.1935 2.5663
7103 0.3105 0.1370
7104 0.0191 0.0133
7105 0.0191 0.0129
7106 0.1261 0.0748
7107 0.2070 0.1303
7108 0.1596 0.1226
7109 0.1137 0.0828
7110 0.3177 0.1368
7111 0.3513 0.1871
7112 0.5100 0.2670
7113 0.4915 0.2584
7114 0.5173 0.3846
7115 0.4267 0.2441
7116 0.4110 0.2306
7117 0.8468 0.4927
7118 1.1730 0.6017
7119 1.6938 0.8014
7120 4.3145 2.3371
7121 4.4322 2.2277
7201 1.0542 0.3890
7202 0.0352 0.0173
7203 0.0871 0.0689
7204 0.0000 0.0000
7301 0.5007 0.2264
7302 0.5828 0.3244
7307 0.4416 0.2803
7308 0.1698 0.1426
7309 0.1444 0.1087

* These rates are calculated on a per license basis for parimutuel race tracks and are base rated.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 99-24-055, 296-17-895, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-24-094, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-895, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 97-24-062, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/97, effective 1/1/98; 96-24-063, 296-17-895, filed 11/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 96-12-039, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 96-06-025, 296-17-895, filed 2/28/96, effective 4/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 95-23-080, 296-17-895, filed 11/20/95, effective 1/1/96; 94-24-007, 296-17-895, filed 11/28/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-051, 296-17-895, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 93-24-114, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 93-12-093, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 92-24-063, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/92, effective 1/1/93; 91-24-053, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/91, effective 1/1/92; 91-12-014, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91; 90-24-042, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/90, effective 1/1/91; 90-13-018, 296-17-895, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-895, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020. 88-24-012 (Order 88-30), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/88, effective 1/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-065 (Order 88-05), 296-17-895, filed 5/31/88; 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-895, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; 88-06-047 (Order 87-33), 296-17-895, filed 3/1/88; 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-895, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 86-24-042 (Order 86-41), 296-17-895, filed 11/26/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), 296-17-895, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-895, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-13-046 (Order 85-13), 296-17-895, filed 6/17/85; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-895, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 84-24-016 (Order 84-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/28/84, effective 1/1/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 84-12-048 (Order 84-12), 296-17-895, filed 6/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-895, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; 81-04-024 (Order 81-02), 296-17-895, filed 1/30/81; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79; Order 77-27, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/77; Order 77-10, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/77; Order 76-36, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/76; Order 76-18, 296-17-895, filed 5/28/76, effective 7/1/76; Order 75-38, 296-17-895, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 75-28, 296-17-895, filed 8/29/75, effective 10/1/75; Order 74-40, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-895, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]

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