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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2020
 
Classification Code:
4511
 
Phraseology:
ANALYTICAL OR TESTING LABORATORIES — including outside operations and sample collection — N.O.C.
Footnote:

This classification applies to the provision of testing or research services for other concerns on a fee basis, including but not limited to the testing of air, water, soil, metal, concrete and other building materials and agricultural products. This classification also applies to fee-based assaying; quality control examination; testing of products such as electronic components; or determining the chemical composition of customer-submitted samples.

This classification also applies to motor vehicle emissions testing (smog tests) at locations where the employer performs no automotive service or repair operations. Motor vehicle emissions testing at locations where the employer performs automotive service or repair operations shall be assigned to the applicable Automotive Industry Group classification.

Classification 4511 applies to in-house research and development when such operations are not performed in connection with, or in support of, any other operation of the employer. Research and development that is performed in connection with other operations of the employer are a General Inclusion. See Section III, Rule 5, General Inclusions.

The testing of construction building materials, when conducted in connection with consulting engineering performed by the same employer, shall be classified as 8601(1), Engineers.

The research of biomedical products shall be classified as 4512, Biomedical Research Laboratories.

The diagnostic testing of blood, human tissues or other biologic specimens on a fee basis shall be classified as 8834, Physicians' Practices and Outpatient Clinics.

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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2020$0.51New/Renewal
1/1/2019$0.61New/Renewal
7/1/2018$0.66New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:

ANALYTICAL OR TESTING LABORATORIES — including outside operations and sample collection — N.O.C.

Footnote:

This classification applies to the provision of testing or research services for other concerns on a fee basis, including but not limited to the testing of air, water, soil, metal, concrete and other building materials and agricultural products. This classification also applies to fee-based assaying; quality control examination; testing of products such as electronic components; or determining the chemical composition of customer-submitted samples.

This classification also applies to motor vehicle emissions testing (smog tests) at locations where the employer performs no automotive service or repair operations. Motor vehicle emissions testing at locations where the employer performs automotive service or repair operations shall be assigned to the applicable Automotive Industry Group classification.

Classification 4511 applies to in-house research and development when such operations are not performed in connection with, or in support of, any other operation of the employer. Research and development that is performed in connection with other operations of the employer are a General Inclusion. See Section III, General Classification Procedures, Rule 5, General Inclusions.

The testing of construction building materials, when conducted in connection with consulting engineering performed by the same employer, shall be classified as 8601(1), Engineers.

The research of biomedical products shall be classified as 4512, Biomedical Research Laboratories.

The diagnostic testing of blood, human tissues or other biologic specimens on a fee basis shall be classified as 8834, Physicians’ Practices and Outpatient Clinics.

1/1/2019
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