WSR 13-06-049

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed March 5, 2013, 8:47 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-06-068.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 296-17 WAC, General reporting rules, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance and chapter 296-17A WAC, Classifications for Washington workers' compensation insurance.

Hearing Location(s): Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, on April 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.; at the Tukwila Community Center, Meeting Room A, 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168, on April 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.; and at the Spokane CenterPlace Event Center, 2426 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, on April 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 1, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Stewart, P.O. Box 44140, Olympia, WA 98504-4140, e-mail doug.stewart@lni.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-4799, by 5 p.m. on April 11, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact office of information and assistance by March 25, 2013, TTY (360) 902-5797.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: A classification study was conducted on land surveying businesses. It was determined that land surveyors report approximately ten percent of the total hours for risk classification 4901; which also includes consulting engineers and geologists. Land surveyors file approximately forty-two percent of the claims. This rule filing is necessary to ensure land surveying businesses reflect their degree of hazard.

WAC 296-17-895, update the industrial insurance rate table.

WAC 296-17-901, assign a hazard group to new risk classification created.

WAC 296-17A-1006-00 Land surveying services, N.O.C., create a new classification to cover those businesses currently reporting in classification WAC 296-17A-4901-17.

WAC 296-17A-4901-17 Land surveying services, N.O.C., inactivate this subclassification.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Land surveyors are not paying a rate that reflects the hazards associated with the type of work within these businesses. This rule filing is necessary to better align land surveying businesses with like degrees of hazard.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 51.16.035.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Karen Chamberlain, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4772; Implementation: Doug Stewart, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4826; and Enforcement: Vickie Kennedy, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4997.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. In this case, the agency is exempt from conducting a small business economic impact statement since the proposed rules set or adjust fees or rates to legislative standards described in RCW 34.05.310 (4)(f).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. In this case, the agency is exempt from conducting a cost-benefit analysis since the proposed rules set or adjust fees or rates to legislative standards described in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b).

March 5, 2013

Joel Sacks

Director

OTS-5220.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-24-048, filed 11/30/12, effective 1/1/13)

WAC 296-17-895   Industrial insurance accident fund base rates, stay at work and medical aid base rates by class of industry.   Industrial insurance accident fund, stay at work and medical aid fund base rates by class of industry shall be as set forth below.



Base Rates Effective

January 1, 2013

Class Accident Fund Stay at

Work

Medical Aid Fund
0101 2.4521 0.0544 0.8672
0103 2.6794 0.0592 1.1423
0104 1.4858 0.0329 0.6091
0105 1.9690 0.0434 0.9560
0107 1.8473 0.0410 0.6658
0108 1.4858 0.0329 0.6091
0112 1.0337 0.0228 0.4616
0201 4.0605 0.0907 1.0336
0202 5.0794 0.1126 1.8737
0210 1.6933 0.0376 0.5936
0212 1.9761 0.0438 0.7294
0214 2.2407 0.0497 0.8127
0217 1.7454 0.0386 0.6949
0219 1.8077 0.0400 0.6968
0301 0.9934 0.0218 0.5550
0302 3.6601 0.0815 1.1392
0303 2.7861 0.0619 0.9609
0306 1.5788 0.0350 0.5780
0307 1.3218 0.0292 0.5398
0308 0.6992 0.0152 0.4697
0403 2.7006 0.0598 1.0958
0502 2.0864 0.0463 0.7219
0504 2.4230 0.0533 1.1955
0507 4.5735 0.1007 2.2194
0508 3.1055 0.0692 0.8958
0509 2.7067 0.0602 0.8784
0510 2.9031 0.0642 1.2429
0511 2.3957 0.0531 0.8983
0512 2.2743 0.0504 0.8712
0513 1.2434 0.0275 0.4905
0514 2.7645 0.0612 1.1382
0516 2.4353 0.0540 0.9330
0517 3.4633 0.0765 1.4857
0518 2.3260 0.0517 0.7983
0519 2.7303 0.0604 1.1198
0521 0.8335 0.0184 0.3552
0601 0.9317 0.0206 0.3622
0602 1.1507 0.0256 0.3819
0603 1.4680 0.0326 0.4980
0604 1.5115 0.0331 0.8807
0606 0.7953 0.0175 0.4260
0607 1.0208 0.0225 0.4840
0608 0.4780 0.0105 0.2288
0701 3.4398 0.0770 0.7428
0803 0.7238 0.0159 0.3855
0901 2.3260 0.0517 0.7983
1002 1.3782 0.0304 0.6488
1003 1.1253 0.0247 0.5731
1004 0.8381 0.0185 0.3485
1005 13.3656 0.2965 4.8837
1006 0.0970 0.0021 0.0445
1007 0.5638 0.0125 0.2066
1101 1.1185 0.0246 0.5476
1102 2.2770 0.0504 0.8926
1103 1.8916 0.0418 0.8024
1104 0.8531 0.0187 0.5089
1105 1.2801 0.0283 0.5214
1106 0.4049 0.0088 0.2780
1108 0.8625 0.0189 0.4641
1109 2.1887 0.0482 1.0581
1301 0.8129 0.0180 0.3556
1303 0.2901 0.0064 0.1581
1304 0.0413 0.0009 0.0202
1305 0.6926 0.0152 0.3542
1401 0.2750 0.0060 0.1766
1404 1.1914 0.0261 0.6895
1405 1.0249 0.0225 0.5500
1407 0.6643 0.0145 0.4439
1501 0.9245 0.0204 0.4241
1507 0.8642 0.0190 0.4307
1701 1.1763 0.0260 0.5330
1702 3.1012 0.0692 0.8394
1703 1.7348 0.0388 0.4136
1704 1.1763 0.0260 0.5330
1801 0.6773 0.0149 0.3276
1802 1.1150 0.0245 0.5657
2002 1.1335 0.0248 0.6412
2004 1.0274 0.0225 0.5725
2007 0.7879 0.0172 0.4681
2008 0.5148 0.0113 0.2863
2009 0.4719 0.0103 0.3097
2101 1.0118 0.0221 0.6393
2102 0.8862 0.0194 0.4882
2104 0.3390 0.0073 0.3202
2105 0.7810 0.0171 0.4580
2106 0.6615 0.0145 0.4066
2201 0.3285 0.0072 0.2061
2202 1.0855 0.0239 0.5671
2203 0.6037 0.0131 0.4068
2204 0.3285 0.0072 0.2061
2401 0.7058 0.0156 0.3005
2903 0.8998 0.0197 0.5404
2904 0.9947 0.0219 0.5054
2905 0.8652 0.0189 0.5371
2906 0.5070 0.0111 0.3180
2907 0.7312 0.0160 0.4213
2908 1.6124 0.0355 0.8226
2909 0.5415 0.0118 0.3339
3101 1.0553 0.0232 0.5163
3102 0.3638 0.0080 0.2020
3103 0.7431 0.0163 0.3774
3104 0.9171 0.0202 0.4514
3105 1.0010 0.0219 0.5872
3303 0.6232 0.0137 0.3421
3304 0.6318 0.0137 0.4528
3309 0.5745 0.0126 0.2852
3402 0.7259 0.0160 0.3758
3403 0.2970 0.0065 0.1538
3404 0.6549 0.0144 0.3690
3405 0.3833 0.0084 0.2281
3406 0.3337 0.0073 0.2219
3407 1.2606 0.0278 0.5470
3408 0.3102 0.0068 0.1724
3409 0.2003 0.0044 0.1293
3410 0.2728 0.0059 0.1950
3411 0.8249 0.0182 0.3686
3412 0.9685 0.0214 0.3814
3414 0.9173 0.0202 0.4644
3415 1.2609 0.0278 0.5903
3501 1.5004 0.0330 0.7564
3503 0.3760 0.0081 0.3036
3506 1.4096 0.0312 0.5345
3509 0.4917 0.0107 0.3347
3510 0.4659 0.0102 0.2789
3511 0.8664 0.0190 0.4544
3512 0.4810 0.0105 0.3283
3513 0.6992 0.0152 0.4776
3602 0.1559 0.0034 0.0947
3603 0.6534 0.0143 0.3942
3604 0.9929 0.0216 0.6886
3605 0.7860 0.0173 0.3781
3701 0.3638 0.0080 0.2020
3702 0.6261 0.0137 0.3455
3708 0.8849 0.0195 0.4348
3802 0.2778 0.0061 0.1716
3808 0.6351 0.0140 0.2744
3901 0.1860 0.0040 0.1496
3902 0.5808 0.0126 0.4031
3903 1.4019 0.0305 0.9902
3905 0.1657 0.0036 0.1405
3906 0.5958 0.0130 0.3978
3909 0.4312 0.0094 0.2886
4002 1.9643 0.0435 0.7829
4101 0.4891 0.0107 0.2593
4103 0.7331 0.0160 0.4412
4107 0.2271 0.0050 0.1273
4108 0.2651 0.0058 0.1598
4109 0.2818 0.0062 0.1596
4201 1.1239 0.0249 0.4075
4301 0.8649 0.0188 0.5681
4302 0.9936 0.0218 0.5499
4304 1.1888 0.0258 0.8256
4305 1.7574 0.0389 0.7249
4401 0.5558 0.0121 0.3632
4402 1.1152 0.0244 0.6306
4404 0.6912 0.0151 0.4303
4501 0.2389 0.0052 0.1741
4502 0.0580 0.0013 0.0369
4504 0.1528 0.0033 0.1082
4601 1.1025 0.0242 0.5798
4802 0.4275 0.0093 0.2821
4803 0.3283 0.0070 0.2961
4804 0.6222 0.0135 0.4387
4805 0.3836 0.0083 0.2743
4806 0.0812 0.0018 0.0587
4808 0.6253 0.0136 0.3998
4809 0.3903 0.0085 0.2898
4810 0.1708 0.0037 0.1405
4811 0.4127 0.0089 0.3387
4812 0.4929 0.0107 0.3199
4813 0.2036 0.0044 0.1518
4900 0.2798 0.0062 0.1004
4901 0.0970 0.0021 0.0445
4902 0.1733 0.0038 0.0927
4903 0.2183 0.0048 0.1293
4904 0.0321 0.0007 0.0216
4905 0.4431 0.0095 0.3763
4906 0.1327 0.0029 0.0726
4907 0.0729 0.0016 0.0484
4908 0.1171 0.0025 0.1004
4909 0.0496 0.0010 0.0561
4910 0.6420 0.0141 0.3581
4911 0.0912 0.0020 0.0497
5001 14.2821 0.3172 4.9189
5002 0.8855 0.0195 0.4383
5003 3.5579 0.0792 1.1030
5004 1.1090 0.0243 0.6096
5005 1.1812 0.0261 0.4763
5006 2.3416 0.0520 0.7925
5101 1.4077 0.0311 0.6131
5103 1.0949 0.0238 0.7413
5106 1.0949 0.0238 0.7413
5108 1.1334 0.0248 0.7066
5109 0.8679 0.0192 0.3809
5201 0.5499 0.0121 0.2825
5204 1.5391 0.0340 0.6890
5206 0.5550 0.0122 0.2626
5207 0.1834 0.0040 0.1434
5208 1.0405 0.0228 0.6152
5209 1.0261 0.0226 0.5134
5300 0.1707 0.0038 0.0896
5301 0.0498 0.0011 0.0296
5302 0.0217 0.0005 0.0110
5305 0.0745 0.0016 0.0504
5306 0.0625 0.0014 0.0446
5307 1.0113 0.0223 0.4561
5308 0.1306 0.0028 0.0896
6103 0.0976 0.0021 0.0835
6104 0.5314 0.0116 0.3263
6105 0.5759 0.0127 0.2671
6107 0.1740 0.0037 0.1513
6108 0.5734 0.0125 0.4054
6109 0.1519 0.0033 0.0813
6110 0.8459 0.0185 0.4813
6120 0.4528 0.0100 0.2245
6121 0.5110 0.0112 0.2600
6201 0.4640 0.0102 0.2315
6202 0.9320 0.0204 0.5342
6203 0.1224 0.0026 0.1164
6204 0.1641 0.0036 0.1155
6205 0.3159 0.0069 0.2061
6206 0.3115 0.0068 0.2002
6207 1.5595 0.0337 1.2587
6208 0.3017 0.0065 0.2515
6209 0.3984 0.0087 0.2744
6301 0.2032 0.0045 0.0782
6303 0.1074 0.0024 0.0614
6304 0.3904 0.0084 0.3128
6305 0.1324 0.0029 0.0958
6306 0.4339 0.0095 0.2345
6308 0.0955 0.0021 0.0531
6309 0.2859 0.0062 0.1782
6402 0.3363 0.0073 0.2339
6403 0.2007 0.0043 0.1592
6404 0.3352 0.0073 0.2412
6405 0.8424 0.0186 0.4046
6406 0.1486 0.0032 0.1143
6407 0.3394 0.0074 0.2217
6408 0.6453 0.0142 0.3347
6409 1.0812 0.0239 0.4915
6410 0.4269 0.0094 0.2441
6501 0.1945 0.0042 0.1261
6502 0.0422 0.0009 0.0263
6503 0.1137 0.0025 0.0476
6504 0.4536 0.0098 0.3737
6505 0.1447 0.0031 0.1381
6506 0.1519 0.0033 0.1040
6509 0.4253 0.0092 0.3297
6510 0.6737 0.0149 0.2928
6511 0.4844 0.0105 0.3347
6512 0.1963 0.0043 0.1060
6601 0.2750 0.0060 0.1766
6602 0.6545 0.0142 0.4540
6603 0.4433 0.0097 0.2623
6604 0.1073 0.0023 0.0736
6605 0.5161 0.0112 0.3468
6607 0.2010 0.0044 0.1308
6608 0.9685 0.0216 0.2680
6620 4.9459 0.1092 2.1603
6704 0.1750 0.0038 0.1081
6705 1.0472 0.0226 0.8269
6706 0.3749 0.0081 0.2726
6707 5.7200 0.1231 4.9261
6708 9.2814 0.1975 9.6979
6709 0.3464 0.0075 0.2409
6801 1.1170 0.0247 0.4887
6802 0.7898 0.0173 0.4896
6803 1.4287 0.0318 0.4212
6804 0.4717 0.0103 0.2904
6809 6.4856 0.1405 4.9240
6901 0.0000 0.0000 0.0660
6902 1.5931 0.0354 0.5527
6903 11.3132 0.2508 4.2662
6904 0.8761 0.0194 0.3551
6905 0.6698 0.0148 0.3244
6906 0.0000 0.0000 0.3244
6907 1.6832 0.0369 0.9362
6908 0.6082 0.0133 0.3311
6909 0.1499 0.0033 0.1009
7100 0.0442 0.0010 0.0270
7101 0.0347 0.0008 0.0184
7102 4.0666 0.0858 4.8031
7103 1.0239 0.0226 0.4723
7104 0.0422 0.0009 0.0279
7105 0.0333 0.0007 0.0210
7106 0.3079 0.0067 0.2269
7107 0.2901 0.0063 0.2355
7108 0.2335 0.0050 0.1904
7109 0.1859 0.0040 0.1285
7110 0.4966 0.0110 0.2159
7111 0.7247 0.0161 0.2755
7112 0.9217 0.0201 0.6107
7113 0.4995 0.0109 0.3477
7114 0.7211 0.0155 0.6031
7115 0.6305 0.0137 0.4754
7116 0.8409 0.0184 0.5029
7117 1.7056 0.0373 0.9913
7118 1.9595 0.0428 1.2244
7119 1.9361 0.0424 1.1135
7120 8.6413 0.1896 4.7038
7121 8.0855 0.1774 4.4099
7122 0.5889 0.0128 0.4189
7200 2.1784 0.0482 0.9040
7201 2.6166 0.0579 1.0803
7202 0.0456 0.0010 0.0198
7203 0.1357 0.0029 0.1504
7204 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
7205 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
7301 0.5894 0.0129 0.3450
7302 1.2427 0.0271 0.7998
7307 0.5780 0.0126 0.3837
7308 0.4811 0.0104 0.3633
7309 0.3242 0.0070 0.2638
7400 2.6166 0.0579 1.0803

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.08.010, and 51.04.020(1). 12-24-048, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/12, effective 1/1/13; 11-24-026, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/11, effective 1/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010, and 51.04.020(1). 11-04-069, 296-17-895, filed 1/28/11, effective 2/28/11; 09-24-086, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/09, effective 1/1/10; 08-24-074, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09; 07-24-046, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.06.035, 51.08.010, 51.04.020. 07-12-045, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07; 07-07-032 and 07-07-129, 296-17-895, filed 3/12/07 and 3/21/07, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.08.010, and 51.04.020(1). 06-24-054, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.32.073. 05-23-162, 296-17-895, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06; 04-24-025, 296-17-895, filed 11/23/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. 04-13-017, 296-17-895, filed 6/4/04, effective 7/5/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, and 51.18.010. 03-24-066, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010, and 51.04.020(1). 02-24-029, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010. 01-23-061, 296-17-895, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 00-23-101, 296-17-895, filed 11/21/00, effective 1/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. 00-14-052, 296-17-895, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. 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.]

OTS-5215.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-21-086, filed 10/19/10, effective 11/19/10)

WAC 296-17-901   Risk classification hazard group table.   Effective November 19, 2010.


Risk Classification Hazard Group
101 9
103 8
104 8
105 5
107 9
108 8
112 7
201 9
202 9
210 8
212 9
214 8
217 7
219 7
301 4
302 9
303 9
306 8
307 7
308 3
403 6
502 8
504 9
507 8
508 9
509 9
510 7
511 7
512 9
513 6
514 7
516 8
517 9
518 9
519 9
521 7
540 8
541 9
550 9
551 9
601 7
602 7
603 9
604 7
606 4
607 6
608 7
701 9
803 5
901 8
1002 8
1003 7
1004 6
1005 8
1006 6
1007 7
1101 5
1102 8
1103 8
1104 3
1105 7
1106 5
1108 5
1109 6
1301 2
1303 3
1304 5
1305 4
1401 9
1404 3
1405 1
1407 4
1501 5
1507 5
1701 7
1702 9
1703 9
1704 7
1801 9
1802 5
2002 6
2004 4
2007 6
2008 6
2009 3
2101 5
2102 3
2104 2
2105 2
2106 4
2201 6
2202 5
2203 2
2204 6
2401 1
2903 4
2904 6
2905 3
2906 4
2907 3
2908 7
2909 4
3101 6
3102 6
3103 6
3104 6
3105 5
3303 3
3304 3
3309 6
3402 6
3403 6
3404 5
3405 3
3406 1
3407 6
3408 1
3409 1
3410 2
3411 6
3412 8
3414 6
3415 9
3501 6
3503 3
3506 7
3509 1
3510 2
3511 6
3512 3
3513 8
3602 4
3603 4
3604 7
3605 5
3701 5
3702 3
3708 5
3802 3
3808 7
3901 1
3902 4
3903 6
3905 1
3906 4
3909 3
4002 7
4101 5
4103 2
4107 6
4108 3
4109 6
4201 6
4301 4
4302 4
4304 6
4305 5
4401 6
4402 2
4404 5
4501 1
4502 5
4504 1
4601 5
4802 7
4803 2
4804 2
4805 2
4806 5
4808 6
4809 3
4810 3
4811 3
4812 2
4813 3
4900 9
4901 6
4902 3
4903 1
4904 3
4905 2
4906 2
4907 4
4908 2
4909 3
4910 6
4911 6
5001 9
5002 3
5003 9
5004 8
5005 9
5006 9
5101 4
5103 3
5106 2
5108 3
5109 6
5201 4
5204 8
5206 6
5207 2
5208 4
5209 6
5300 2
5301 3
5302 5
5305 1
5306 1
5307 4
5308 1
6103 1
6104 2
6105 6
6107 1
6108 1
6109 4
6110 5
6120 5
6121 5
6201 7
6202 6
6203 1
6204 2
6205 4
6206 3
6207 6
6208 2
6209 3
6301 8
6303 5
6304 1
6305 1
6306 4
6308 2
6309 3
6402 1
6403 1
6404 3
6405 5
6406 1
6407 3
6408 4
6409 6
6410 3
6501 1
6502 4
6503 5
6504 1
6505 1
6506 2
6509 2
6510 8
6511 3
6512 6
6601 4
6602 5
6603 4
6604 1
6605 1
6607 4
6608 9
6620 1
6704 2
6705 2
6706 6
6707 1
6708 8
6709 2
6801 3
6802 2
6803 9
6804 3
6809 2
6901 1
6902 9
6903 9
6904 1
6905 1
6906 1
6907 4
6908 4
6909 2
7100 7
7101 8
7102 3
7103 4
7104 3
7105 3
7106 3
7107 2
7108 4
7109 4
7110 5
7111 4
7112 4
7113 3
7114 3
7115 3
7116 8
7117 3
7118 7
7119 6
7120 9
7121 9
7122 5
7200 3
7201 5
7202 6
7203 1
7301 6
7302 7
7307 5
7308 1
7309 2
7400 6
The following classes have no hazard group assigned to them
6614
6615
6616
6617
6618
7204
7205

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100, 51.04.020(1), and 51.18.010. 10-21-086, 296-17-901, filed 10/19/10, effective 11/19/10.]

OTS-5187.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 296-17A-1006   Classification 1006.  


1006-00 Land surveying services, N.O.C.


Applies to establishments engaged in providing professional land surveying services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).

Work in this rate classification includes, but is not limited to:

Measuring the size and physical characteristics of earth surfaces to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, contours and boundaries; and

Performing marine, mine, forestry, geological and photogrammetric surveys which utilize sophisticated instruments and techniques, including aerial photography.

Field data collected by surveyors may be used to produce maps, architectural and civil engineering plans and drawings. Maps and drawings may be produced by drafters who plot out the field data by hand or by using computer-aided drafting programs.

What activities are not included in this classification?

Draftsmen whose duties are limited to office work; if all conditions of the general reporting rules governing standard exception employees have been met, they may be reported separately in classification 4904; and

Surveyors employed by construction companies or other types of businesses who are to be reported separately in the applicable classification for those businesses.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-01-014, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06)

WAC 296-17A-4901   Classification 4901.  


4901-00 Consulting engineering

Architectural services, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in providing consulting engineering services, construction management or consulting services, or architectural services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Engineers consult with and give technical advice to clients through the use of plans, maps, charts, specifications or other media. They may specialize in particular fields of endeavor such as aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, marine, mechanical or structural engineering. Engineers may research, design and develop a plan, a part, a piece of equipment, or a structure and may also build prototypes and models. Architects research, plan and design building projects for clients, applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials. They may enlist the services of engineers to provide specialized technical services or to solve specific problems. Architects may specialize in certain types of facilities such as hotels, hospitals, or industrial plants, or in the restoration of older structures, or may confine their practice to residential work. They also may be involved in the design of transportation facilities, public assembly complexes, marine or public utility projects. This classification includes employees of engineering or architectural services who perform surveys or who act as project managers or project superintendents for their employer's engineering or architectural projects. Businesses which specialize in offering construction management and/or consulting services, which are not involved in designing, engineering, or any of the actual construction activities, are also included in this classification.

This classification excludes draftsmen whose duties are limited to office work, who may be reported separately in classification 4904 provided the conditions set forth in the standard exception rule have been met, and the engineering and architectural staff of construction companies or other types of businesses who are to be reported in the classifications applicable for those businesses.

Special note: When assigning classifications 4901 or 1007, care must be taken to look beyond the words "consulting" or "engineering" to determine the actual nature of the activities being performed.


4901-16 Geologists, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in providing geological services, including oil or gas geologists or scouts and lease buyers performing work similar to oil geologists, not covered by another classification. Geologists study the composition, structure, and history of the earth's crust to identify and determine the sequence of processes affecting the development of the earth. By applying knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to explain these phenomena, they help locate mineral, geothermal, petroleum, and underground water resources. They will consult with and give technical advice to clients based on their findings. Projects may include, but are not limited to, landslide analysis and correction, rock slope design, rock fall mitigation and control, and soil cut and embankment design. They also prepare geologic reports and maps, interpret research data, recommend further study or action, and may participate in environmental studies. Duties of oil or gas geologists or scouts and lease buyers include, but are not limited to, reviewing court records, interviewing lease holders, securing data for prospective oil or gas producing land, as well as procuring core or shale samples at drilling locations for analyzing. The oil or gas geologist also may explore and chart stratigraphic arrangement and structure of the earth to locate gas and oil deposits, evaluate results of geophysical prospecting, prepare maps and diagrams indicating probable deposits of gas and oil, as well as estimate oil reserves in proven or prospective fields and visit drilling sites. Scouts keep the client company informed of events in their region, attend local meetings, and report the findings on work.

This classification excludes geophysical exploration which is to be reported separately in classification 1007; seismic geophysical exploration which is to be reported separately in classification 0103; and geologists or scouts of a drilling or construction contractor who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the employer's business.

Special note: When assigning classifications 4901-16, geologists, 1007-08, geophysical exploration, and 0103, seismic geophysical exploration, care must be taken to look beyond the word "geologist" to determine the actual nature of the activities being performed.


((4901-17 Land surveying services, N.O.C.

Applies to establishments engaged in providing professional land surveying services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Land surveyors measure the size and physical characteristics of earth surfaces to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, contours and boundaries for private, public, and commercial applications. Some firms also perform marine, mine, forestry, geological and photogrammetric surveys which utilize sophisticated instruments and techniques, including aerial photography. The field data collected by surveyors may be used to produce maps and architectural and civil engineering plans and drawings. Maps and drawings may be produced by drafters who plot out the field data by hand or by using computer-aided drafting programs.

This classification excludes draftsmen whose duties are limited to office work, 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 surveyors employed by construction companies or other types of businesses who are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications for those businesses.))

[07-01-014, recodified as 296-17A-4901, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. 05-23-161, 296-17-650, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-650, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-063, 296-17-650, filed 5/30/94, effective 6/30/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-650, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-650, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-650, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 75-38, 296-17-650, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, 296-17-650, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-650, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]