Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 3179

Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 3179 is used for employees that work in the electrical apparatus manufacturing industry, not otherwise classified. This would include electrical fixtures and/or appliances, such as electrical cable conductors, conductors, snap-in fittings, cable straps, cable supports, bushings, wall switches, couplings, nipples, fixture extensions and clamps. Since this is a NOC classification, it may also encompass the manufacturing of fractional horse power motors, flashlights, fire alarm sirens, smoke alarms, thermostats, grocery check-out laser scanners, microwave ovens, toasters, irons, percolators, electric shavers, waffle irons, electric grills, hot plates, fans, humidifiers, and vacuum cleaners.

Companies whose business is manufacturing metal household or commercial freezers may also use this classification for the production and assembly of the refrigeration units. Along the same lines, cryogenic devices, evaporative coolers, and household or commercial tanning bed manufacturing facilities can be similarly classified.

While many employees are covered under this broad category, there are some similar tasks that should be placed in a separate class code. These include such things as battery manufacturing (both dry and storage), automotive lighting, ignition, or starting apparatus manufacturing, computing, recording, or office machine manufacturing, electric bulb manufacturing, electric power or transmission equipment manufacturing, instrument manufacturing, and telephone, radio, television, or telecommunication device manufacturing.

Florida Rates for Class Code 3179

2014 Rate: $2.68
2013 Rate: $2.57

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 3179, this rate change resulted in a 4.3% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 2.68 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2014 rate is still 63.8% below the 2003 rate of 7.10 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

  • 3643 for electric power or transmission equipment manufacturing
  • 3648 for automotive lighting, ignition, or stating apparatus manufacturing, NOC
  • 3642 for battery manufacturing
  • 3574 for computing, recording, or office machine manufacturing, NOC
  • 4110 for electric bulb manufacturing
  • 3643 for electric power or transmission equipment manufacturing
  • 3685 for instrument manufacturing, NOC
  • 3681 for television, radio, telephone, or telecommunications device manufacturing, NOC

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