Class code 5474 is used for employees that work for a painting or paperhanging operation, not otherwise classified. This would include a variety of job duties, such as shop workers, drivers, and those who actually engage in painting functions. Because this is a NOC classification, work will vary greatly and may be interior or exterior in nature. Examples of jobs that may be done under class code 5474 include, but are not limited to, installation and dismantling of scaffolding or other similar equipment, cleaning and preparing surfaces for painting, filling joints or holes, minor patchwork, sanding, taping, and painting. Examples of structures that may be painted by employees in this classification are metal storage tanks, fire escapes, staircases, balconies, shutters, window frames and sashes, office buildings, aircrafts, stores, theaters, auditoriums, residential homes, commercial buildings, and churches or other places of worship. Additionally, the application of waterproofing materials (using a brush or hand pressed caulking gun), “brush on” and “spray on” tints applied to windows, electrostatic painting done as part of a painting operation already assigned to 5474, painting for camouflage, and the painting of stripes on parking lots is also included.
While this is a NOC classification, work that should be separately classified includes painting done on bridges or ship hulls, painting of metal structures over two stories tall, operations that exclusively engage in electrostatic painting, employees that paint streets or roads, and automobile or carriage body painting. When classifying workers to this class code, it is also important to follow the extra-territorial classification guidelines for each worker to ensure that they are properly classified.
Florida Rates for Class Code 5474
Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance were increased in 2013 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
For class code 5474, this rate change resulted in a 15.5% increase from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 rate for this classification is 10.23 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2013 rate is still 58.8% below the 2003 rate of 24.86 dollars.
Despite the manual rates being set by the Florida government for workers comp class codes, there are still ways that employers can lower their overall workers compensation costs and total premium. Our insurance agents would like the opportunity to discuss these premium discounts and other cost savings measures with your business. Contact us today to receive competitive quotes for your business.