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New Classifications Effective January 1, 2017: 5183(3)/5187(3), Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment, 5538(2)/5542(2), Heating and Air Conditioning Ductwork

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New Classifications Effective January 1, 2017: 5183(3)/5187(3), Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment, 5538(2)/5542(2), Heating and Air Conditioning Ductwork

December 7, 2016

As part of its administration of the Standard Classification System, the WCIRB continues its multi-year, comprehensive review of the over 700 classifications contained in the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) to ensure that the scope of each classification is clearly defined and to include information as needed pertaining to related classifications. In connection with this project, new alternate classification wordings were approved effective January 1, 2017, for operations performed by heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractors.

Classifications 5183(3)/5187(3), Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment, were established to apply to the installation, service and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment as an alternate wording to Classifications 5183(1)/5187(1), Plumbing, and 5183(2)/5187(2), Refrigeration Equipment.

Classifications 5538(2)/5542(2), Heating and Air Conditioning Ductwork, were established to apply to the installation of ductwork for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems as an alternate wording to Classifications 5538(1)/5542(1), Sheet Metal Work.

The installation and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment away from the shop provided no ductwork installation is performed by the employer at the same job or location is classified as 5183(3)/5187(3), Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment. The installation and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment where ductwork installation is performed by the employer at the same job or location is classified as 5538(2)/5542(2), Heating and Air Conditioning Ductwork.

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