Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 3548

Printing Machine Manufacturing

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 3548 is used for employees that work manufacturing printing or bookbinding machinery. Products that are generally included within the scope of this classification include printing presses, automatic press feeders, stitchers, folders, trimmers, punchers, cutters, perforators, stereotype machines, collating machines, bookbinding machines, and other miscellaneous equipment that is relevant to this trade. This class code is also used to cover employees that work in a facility that manufacturers heavy military guns (20mm or greater). Examples of these types of weapons include anti-aircraft guns, artillery cannons, aircraft cannons, tank guns, and naval guns. The manufacture of gun carriages, torpedos, torpedo tubes, and airplane gun turrents would also be included. In all of the above mentioned products, it is understood that employees will be using raw materials like sheet metal, steel bar stock, iron and aluminum castings, mechanical component parts, electric motors, chains and chain sprockets. Certain amounts of cutting, grinding, welding, sawing, fitting, forging, stamping, etc. may also be done during the manufacturing operation.

While this is considered a NOC class code, some related fields have their own classification and should be excluded. These include small arms manufacturing, military tank hull manufacturing, cartridge manufacturing and assembly, and explosives or ammunition manufacturing, not otherwise classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 3548

2014 Rate: $1.76
2013 Rate: $2.34

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 3548, this rate change resulted in a 33% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 1.76 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 47.2% below the 2003 rate of 4.43 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

  • 3574 for small arms manufacturing, including cartridge manufacturing and shell assembly
  • 3315 for metal cartridge or shell case manufacturing
  • 4771 for explosives or ammunition manufacturing, NOC
  • 3620 for military tank hull manufacturing

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