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Class Code 4352

Engraving

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Martin Summers

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Class code 4352 is used for employees that specialize in engraving work, specifically those who prepare metal engraving plates and who make impressions on paper stock. Examples of products that may be engraved under this classification include cards, envelopes, letterheads, and announcements. Employees typically will begin the engraving operation by cutting the required lettering and/or patterns into a strip of steel or copper that has been treated with an acid resistant coating solution. Next, the strip is exposed to acids which will dissolve any uncoated portions, leaving the strip with the etched portion only. The etching is then blocked and placed into a press which treats the ink to raise it from the surface of the paper.

The decorating of china, ceramic, and glass may also be included within class code 4352, as long as it is done by hand. This may include products such as night lights, dishes, Christmas balls, or ornaments. The manufacturing of Christmas ornaments made from pasta (by hand) is also allowed. Some similar areas of work that have their own separate class codes and are excluded from this classification include platemaking and photoengraving work.

Florida Rates for Class Code 4352

2014 Rate: $2.81
2013 Rate: $3.14

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 4352, this rate change resulted in a 11.7% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 2.81 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 35.1% below the 2003 rate of 4.84 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

  • 8810 for platemaking
  • 4351 for photoengraving

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