Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 0153

Lawn Or Shrub Spraying

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 0153 is used for employees that engage in the spraying of lawns and shrubs for both commercial and residential customers, as well as drivers that transport certain chemical sprays. This class code should be used specifically for those using chemicals with similar toxicity levels to Ethion, DDT, Tersan, Sevin, Aspin, or Diazinon. Employees using chemicals on the same level as Trithion, TEPP, Parathion, and Endrin, or a combination of chemical classes would be excluded.

0153 is also appropriate to use for employees who spray low toxicity chemicals in an attempt to control algae, grass, brush, and aquatic weeds as part of water environment management. Jobs related to the monitoring of oxygen and bacterial levels and the operation of lake aeration systems to keep water attractive and clean should also be included.

Florida Rates for Class Code 0153

2014 Rate: $7.36
2013 Rate: $7.88

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 2014 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

For class code 0153, this rate change resulted in a 7.1% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 7.36 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 52% below the 2003 rate of 16.40 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.

Other Related Class Codes

  • 4828 for chemicals in a different toxicity class
  • 4829 for chemicals that are blended or have multiple classes

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