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Class Code 5491

Paperhanging

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Martin Summers

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Class code 5491 is used for employees that perform interior paperhanging work, including drivers. Products that may be installed by those under this classification include light or heavyweight wallpaper, in patterns or solid colors, made from a variety of materials and coatings. Job duties that are commonly performed include cleaning walls, scraping and preparing surfaces for wallpaper installation, applying adhesives to the walls and/or paper, creating and matching patterns, applying wallpaper, removing air bubbles or pockets, and miscellaneous finishing and clean up procedures. 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. Additionally, operations that exclusively apply plastic film (without any conjunction with liquid tint operations) are also assigned to class code 5491.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5491

2014 Rate: $3.42
2013 Rate: $4.28

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 5491, this rate change resulted in a 25.1% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 3.42 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 54.5% below the 2003 rate of 9.40 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 liquid tinting operations

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