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Class Code 4351

Photoengraving

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Martin Summers

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Class code 4351 is used for employees that work in a photoengraving facility, and involves the process of reproducing graphic materials. This is typically accomplished when a graphic image is transferred photomechanically to a surface in etched relief for printing. Employees would be responsible for various operations, including: placing negatives over a sensitized metal plate, exposing the plate to arc light, applying acid resisting substances, immersing and brush-coating plates in acid solution, using rotating and beveling machines, and mounting plates to wood or metal bases. Other processes that are covered within the scope of this classification include taking photographs and developing negatives that will be used in photoengraving. In addition, engravers that are required to complete any finish work, such as hand engraving, would also be included.

Exclusions to this class code would include newspaper publishers that do photoengraving as part of their publishing operations and employees that do photoengraving for print shops. Platemaking would also be excluded, when it uses a completely enclosed automated plate processor.

Florida Rates for Class Code 4351

2014 Rate: $1.51
2013 Rate: $1.91

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 4351, this rate change resulted in a 26.5% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 1.51 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 24.5% below the 2003 rate of 2.53 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

  • 4304 for newspaper publishers
  • 4299 for printing
  • 8810 for platemaking
  • 4352 for engraving specialists

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