Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 5037

Painting: Metal Structures Over 2 Stories

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 5037 is used for employees that paint metal structures that are over two stories in height, including drivers. Work will include shop operations, as well as outside work done at a customer’s site. Examples of structures that are commonly painted by those listed in class code 5037 include smokestacks, power-line towers, radio and television towers, observation towers, aircraft beacon towers, metal bridges (of all types, regardless of height), viaducts, railroad overpasses, trestles, elevated highways, and aircraft. Job duties may include such things as installing scaffolding, preparing the surface to be painted, painting the structure using a variety of methods, and related shop operations that are required as well.

While this class code includes a variety of work, the painting of fire escapes, metal storage tanks, oil or gasoline storage tanks, gas holders and silos, staircases, balconies, shutters, window frames, and window sashes are not included and should be separately classified. Additionally, any building that is made of wood, concrete, stone, or some combination of these materials would also be excluded. When classifying workers to this class code, it is also important to follow the extra-territorial classification guidelines for each worker to ensure that they are properly classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5037

2014 Rate: $32.60
2013 Rate: $41.92

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 5037, this rate change resulted in a 28.6% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 32.60 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 21.7% below the 2003 rate of 53.51 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

  • 5474 for painting, NOC

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