There are few classification codes for employees of painting businesses depending on the type of work performed by those employees. They are listed below along with the rates for each:
5474 – This classification code is the general painting classification. It contemplates exterior and interior painting of residential or commercial structures that are constructed of wood, concrete, stone or a combination thereof regardless of height. Commercial structures include but are not limited to office buildings, stores, theaters and auditoriums. Additionally, paperhanging conducted in connection with painting operations is assigned also assigned to this classification in addition to surface preparation and other work incidental to the painting process as well as the installation and dismantling of scaffolding or other equipment used to facilitate the painting process when performed in conjunction with an insured’s painting operations at a particular job site. At the height of the rates in 2003, this class code was 24.86 percent of total remuneration. The Florida rate for this classification in 2011 is now 7.91 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.
9501 – This classification is applied to employees engaged in the business of painting in the insured’s shop or those risks engaged in sign painting or lettering at a customer’s premises. Articles painted may include goods manufactured by others or component parts made from wood, metal, glass, leather or plastic. The operations include the preparation of the paint-receiving surface, which may involve degreasing, sanding or wire brushing; the application of paint by hand brushing, rolling, spraying or dipping; and drying in ovens using infrared lamps or natural ventilation. This classification also includes drivers, so employees that pick-up or deliver articles to be painted are included. At the height of the rates in 2003, this class code was 9.69 percent of total remuneration. The Florida rate for this classification in 2011 is now 3.28 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.
9505 – This classification is applied to employees engaged primarily in the painting or repainting of automobile or carriage bodies. The operations contemplate sanding, masking, spray painting and baking. The classification includes incidental body repair in the sense that dents that are hammered out or rust spots that are removed are considered to be normal operations preparatory to painting. Where these paint shops go beyond the minor renovating work and engage in structural repair, then they should be classified as a secondary business covered under code 8393 for Auto Body Repair. Specialist contractors engaged in the application of undercoating to automobiles utilizing either modified spray painting equipment or hand brushes have been assigned to this 9505 classification code as well as specialists engaged in painting pinstriping or other designs or artwork on automobile bodies. Refer to Code 9522 for insureds engaged in the business of affixing striping tape to vehicle bodies. Code 9505 is also applied to insureds engaged in painting conducted in conjunction with automobile, bus, truck or trailer body manufacturing or painting of bus, truck or trailer bodies that have been repaired by the body manufacturing plants. At the height of the rates in 2003, this class code was 9.04 percent of total remuneration. The Florida rate for this classification in 2011 is now 3.65 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.
5037 – This classification is applied to employees that paint metal structures which exceed two stories in height. For commercial structures, a “story” is defined as being fifteen (15) feet in height. The painting of metal structures falling within the scope of Code 5037 includes metal skeleton frameworks of buildings exceeding two stories; smokestacks; cross-country power line towers; radio towers; television towers; aircraft; aircraft beacon towers; and observation towers. This classification contemplates both the installation of scaffolding and the preparation of surfaces to be painted when these operations are performed by an insured in conjunction with an insured’s painting operations at a particular job site. Code 5037 is not intended to apply to painting the interior or exterior of buildings or other structures which are made of wood, concrete, stone or a combination thereof. This classification is also applied to contractors engaged in the painting of metal bridges of all types regardless of height and encompasses the painting of viaducts, railroad overpasses, trestles and elevated highways. At the height of the rates in 2003, this class code was 53.51 percent of total remuneration. The Florida rate for this classification in 2011 is now 30.22 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.
6874 and 6884 – Both of these classifications are used for employees that paint ship hulls.
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