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PDFWAC 296-17A-4802

Classification 4802.

4802-02 Farms: Berry
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising berries of all types.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Pruning canes;
• Cutting runners;
• Installing posts and wire supports;
• Tying vines;
• Machine harvesting of berries;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
Notes:
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Fresh fruit packing operations (report in classification 2104);
• Canneries or freezer operations (report in classification 3902);
• Winery operations (report in classification 3702);
• Hand harvesting of berries (report in classification 4806); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
4802-03 Farms: Bulb raising
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising flowers and plants for bulbs.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Work done in an open field or a greenhouse;
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Dead heading;
• Cutting flowers;
• Subsequent grading, sorting, packing, and shipping of bulbs;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems;
• Machine digging and harvesting bulbs.
Notes:
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants that are not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers (report in classification 6404);
• Hand picking of bulbs (report in classification 4806); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
4802-06 Picking of forests products, N.O.C.
Applies to:
Establishments engaged exclusively in picking forest products that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C.).
Work in this classification is limited to:
• Hand picking operations;
• Using hand-held cutting devices such as pruning shears or saws.
Typical crops:
Cedar boughs
Moss
Wild flowers
Cones
Mushrooms
 
Ferns
Tree bark
 
Holly
Wild berries
Special note:
• The farm labor contractor provision, as described in the general reporting rules, is not applicable to this classification as such establishments are not engaged in a farming operation;
• Properties from which products are harvested from may be owned or leased; and
• Operations not described above are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the work being performed.
4802-11 Farms: Flower or vegetable seeds
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising flowers, flowering plants or vegetable plants for seed.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Machine harvesting seeds;
• Drying of seeds;
• Cutting fresh flowers;
• Harvesting incidental fresh vegetables;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems;
• Subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of seed.
Work may take place in an open field or a greenhouse.
Notes:
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Fresh vegetable packing operations (report in classification 2104);
• Canneries or freezer operations (report in classification 3902);
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants but not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers (report in classification 6404);
• Hand gathering of seeds where no hand-held cutting device is used (report in classification 4806);
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh vegetables but not involved in the cultivation of plants (report in classification 6403); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
4802-12 Farms: Field vegetable crops - Mechanically harvested
Fresh market
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising field vegetable crops that are mechanically harvested.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Pruning;
• Harvesting vegetables mechanically;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems.
Typical crops:
Carrots
Radishes
Table beets
Cucumbers
Rhubarb
Tomatoes
Green beans
Rutabagas
Turnips
Parsnips
Squash
 
Potatoes
Sweet corn
 
Notes:
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
How is 4802-12 different from 4808 "Diversified field crops"?
Work in 4802 is generally associated with plantings in smaller quantities that result in continuous harvests throughout the season. For example, although corn is technically a grain crop, it is widely accepted as a vegetable crop when harvested for fresh market, cannery, or frozen food.
Work in 4808 is generally associated with vegetable crops that have a long growing season and are harvested when mature at the end of the season. These crops are left in the field to dry and are used as feed, flour, or cereal grain.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Field vegetable crops harvested by hand (report in classification 4810);
• Fresh vegetable packing operations (report in classification 2104);
• Canneries or freezer operations (report in classification 3902); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
4802-13 Farms: Flowers - Field growing
Farms: Florists - Cultivating or gardening
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in raising flowers and flowering plants for sale.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Preparing soil for new plants;
• Planting;
• Fertilizing;
• Weeding;
• Cutting fresh flowers;
• Maintaining or installing sprinkler or irrigation systems;
• Subsequent grading, sorting, packing and shipping of flowers;
• Incidental collection of flower seeds for use in future crops.
Growing may take place in an open field or a greenhouse.
Notes:
• Roadside stands are included in the farming classification when operated at or near the farm, even if a small stock of products not produced by the employer is also sold.
• If all the conditions of the general reporting rules covering the operations of a secondary business are met, farms operating multiple retail locations, such as those found in parking lots of shopping centers or at farmer's markets, may qualify to have those activities reported separately.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Establishments engaged exclusively in the sale of fresh cut flowers and potted plants but not involved in the cultivation of plants or flowers (report in classification 6404); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any farm equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
What is a farm labor contractor?
• A farm labor contractor is a specialty contractor who supplies laborers to a farm operation for specified services such as weeding, planting, irrigating and fertilizing; and
• Generally the work involves manual labor tasks as opposed to machine operation.
What risk classification are farm labor contractors to report in?
• Farm labor contractors are to be reported in the classification that applies to the farm they are contracting with; and
• Contractors who provide both equipment or machinery and the machine operators are to be reported in classification 4808 "Custom farm services," as the process involved in operating machinery is the same regardless of the type of farm they are providing services to or the type of crop involved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-02-060, § 296-17A-4802, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4802, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. WSR 00-14-052, § 296-17-643, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-643, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-643, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 91-12-014, § 296-17-643, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), § 296-17-643, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), § 296-17-643, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-643, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-12-024 (Order 85-11), § 296-17-643, filed 5/31/85; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-643, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-643, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-27, § 296-17-643, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Order 75-38, § 296-17-643, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 74-40, § 296-17-643, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, § 296-17-643, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
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